Allison Elizabeth Burns
“I was just living a normal life until he came along. Now it’s been three hundred years since I abandoned my plans. It’s fun living in the company of hedonists, but…. Should I keep living forever? How long is that? Will I exist forever? I don’t know. Maybe I’ll just join some cosmic dream soup.”
From the producer of the award winning, The Duck Wife, a story told through dance, poetry, and magic.
Bert V. Royal
Poor CB. His best friend is a stoner; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. And his dog has died! But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.
River Reach, the Shaw family home stands isolated and lonely on the banks of the Ottawa River, its scandals long forgotten. Its sole occupant, the oldest Shaw daughter, guides a group of prospective buyers through its rooms as she reveals her family’s disturbing past. JIG theatre company presents a fictional mystery drama of an early Ottawa family that combines verbatim and found historical texts, storytelling and original dialogue.
Spoken word. Rap. Song.
Repression. Depression. Obsession.
Conversations with God. Being seen-zoned by God.
Meta humor. Short sentences. Vague concepts. Meta-meta humor.
A show. You. Me. Your friends. Too forward? We could get coffee first.
Reverse-psychology. Reverse-reverse-psychology. Psychology?
Commands: C’man. C’maaaaaan.
See this show.
Don’t See This Show.
Far into the future, humanity is living underground. The Earth’s surface has been rendered uninhabitable due to a massive catastrophe. One man and one woman are placed in a holding cell to continue the human race. As they grow closer to one another and dangerous secrets are revealed, they struggle to hold onto their humanity as the last of their kind…
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
A 2013 Angus Reid Poll revealed that 66% of Canadians support the return of capital punishment.
April 7, 2030, 11 pm: Daryl Kane is one hour away from being the first person executed in Canada since 1962. This is his story.
2014 Rintoul Award Winner -Winnipeg Fringe
“Pats exhibits raw emotion on stage.” -Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Sachie Mikawa & George Lewis
Through the eyes of a giant talking Fish, a magical encounter of two girls across time and oceans tells a story of an eccentric family and incredible natural disaster in Japan. A multimedia one-woman theatrical show deeply inspired by the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami.
“IDIOSYNCRATIC GENIUS” -The Scotsman
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
In this hilarious prequel to the Bible, God has a universe to create, and he is running late. If that weren’t bad enough, He has ADHD! Join the addled Creator in the Void and get a “miraculous” look at your Universe in the instant between “Let There Be…” and “Light.”
“A Comedic Hurricane!” -Washington DCMetroTheaterArts
“Quality Entertainment!” -Washington DC City Paper