Storytelling

The Sink

The Alley Brats

The worker lives in an industrial nightmare.

His days filled with the machine and his nights are dreams of a better world.

Join his rhythmic journey of self discovery.

Winner of the 2015 “Judges Choice Award” at the Ottawa Fringe Festival.

Come see it if you missed it the first time around.

Who, Me.

Rob Lloyd

Doctor Who is about to face his greatest challenge: his number one fan.

Rob Lloyd (BBC America’s Doctor Who: Earth Conquest) is putting The Doctor on trial. Is Doctor Who (the television show) guilty of inciting in Rob a debilitating obsession, or has it shaped him into a well-rounded, mentally-sound member of society?

“A great show.” Terrance Dicks (Script Editor of Doctor Who 1969 to 1974)
“A truly funny man.” Katy Manning (Jo Grant. Doctor Who 1971 to 1973)

The ADHD Project

Carlyn Rhamey

Award winning storyteller Carlyn Rhamey shares the trials and triumphs of growing up a little bit “special” and embracing what makes us different!

“Awkward”, “self-deprecating” but very “charming” Carlyn invites you into her world of chaos, creativity and combat with her mind.

“Rhamey’s energy output… could supply Arts Court with power for a week…a fantastic physical performer.” -Apt613

NEW WORK

Unbridled Futurism

Nick Di Gaetano with Teddy Ivanova

Nick Di Gaetano is an inter-dimensional refugee. He is also an astronaut whacked out on light speed and a corporate spokesperson for Google. He is also one of the Eight Raccoon Kings of Great Garbage Land and a Cat who is also a Wizard. Join him for songs, comic monologues and video sketches in this space-time odyssey through the multiverse.

NEW WORK

6 Quick Dick Tricks: A Dirk Darrow Investigation

Tim Motley

From 8 time Fringe Fest Award Winning Magician Tim Motley, 
creator of 2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick…

★★★★★ “Spellbound.” – Australian Stage.

A mind blowing mentalist collides with thrilling danger in an ALL NEW nail-biting film-noir murder mystery adventure. Featuring unbelievable magic tricks to confound the senses and a rapid fire comedy to fracture the funny bone, this hilarious psychic detective with the winning smile puts on a killer show… literally.

★★★★★ “Incredible mental abilities” -Edmonton Journal

★★★★★ “Dry wit and slick delivery” -Vancouver Sun

“A mind blowing mentalist show. Perfectly executed.” – The Revue

Ottawa Winner: “FUNNIEST SHOW”, London Fringe Festival Winner: “BEST OF FEST” Edmonton Fringe Festival Winner: “PICK OF THE FRINGE” -Victoria Fringe Festival Winner: “PATRON’S PICK”, Winnipeg Fringe Festival Winner: “CRITIC’S PICK” Cincy Fringe Festival

Ethel

Madeleine Hall

From the producers of Cardinal (“Powerfully affecting.” Ottawa Citizen, “Brilliant.” New Ottawa Critics, WINNER Emerging Artist Award).

A unique blend of storytelling and movement, inspired by the profound hugeness of one tiny person.

“Language and movement oscillate between moments of controlled chaos and precise finesse.” -New Ottawa Critics

“Phenomenal.” -On Stage

“Beautiful.” -Capital Critics

NEW WORK

Delirium

Martin Dockery

The ridiculous, true story of a search for meaning amidst love, loss, and butterflies at The Top of the World.

“A deliriously good show.” -Winnipeg Free Press

“Shout-it-from-the-rooftop acclaim for Delirium! A beautifully written, deftly performed, bruisingly intimate outing that offers humour and an emotional punch.” -Fresno Bee

“A master storyteller.” -CBC

The Inventor of All Things

jem rolls

So Leo Szilard is a Jewish Hungarian on the run from the Nazis in London in 1933.
When he has the single scariest idea any human being has ever had.
The Atomic Bomb.
Even worse, the home of Physics then is Berlin.
Which has just become Nazi Berlin.
It is what happens next.
It is a true story.
He was very funny.
And prize-winningly eccentric.
And pretty much no-one has ever heard of him.
Smash hit FringeTour 2015.
“Terrific ” ★★★★★ – StarPhoenix
“Superb” ★★★★ 1/2 stars – Edmonton Sun.
“Magnetic, mesmerising” – CBC
“The unbelievable true story of Hungarian-American physicist and inventor Leo Szilard… Jem Rolls is dynamic, funny, and passionate …proves that truth is stranger than fiction in this incredibly entertaining and engaging story … reminiscent of a party guest telling a story over dinner… It is my belief that his story has enriched my life.“ – Apartment 613, June 2015
“A Gem of a performance!… Rolls turns the life story of this incredible human being, who escaped the Nazis, into the masterful adventure of a superhero. The range of his delivery is enormous and it is this playful delivery that stimulates our attention and keeps us glued for a whole hour.” -Alvina Ruprecht, Capital Critics Circle, June 2015.
“Beloved performer” – Montreal Gazette, June 2015
A big story of a little man in big times.

Gerard Harris: Attention Seeker

Gerard Harris

What do you call the nervous, distracted jokewriter for a top UK comedian when he’s forced to do standup, using crippling stage-fright & jokes the comedian didn’t buy, all so the world can see who’s REALLY the funny one?

From the creator of last year’s Best of Fest storytelling show A Tension To Detail comes this regrettably true story about ambition, frustration, stand-up comedy and lie-down psychology from the mildly acclaimed British storyteller and comedian.

“Hugely talented, a cut above most storytellers.” -CBC
“Slipping wholeheartedly into Harris’s comic world is not just rewarding, but inevitable.” -Ottawa Citizen
“Don’t miss this magnetic stage presence.” – New Ottawa Critics
“He is doing something so unlike conventional storytelling or long-form stand-up comedy that he is dancing on the edge of a knife.” -Apt613, Ottawa
★★★★★ “incredibly smart and funny ” -Edmonton Journal
★★★★ “it’s . . . what was I going to . . . . Oh, yeah, good” -Saskatoon Star-Phoenix
“The master of spinning yarns.” -The Coast, Halifax
“Come with your antennae up so you don’t miss a thing.” -Montreal Rampage
“Harris is engaging and interesting and a masterful story-teller.” -Stage Whispers, Perth
“I loved every minute of it.” -Art Murmurs, Wellington
“Hilarious.” -Dominion Post, Wellington
“Masterful storytelling.” -Pantograph Punch, Wellington

Best Solo Show, Nelson 2016