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The Beast’s Library

Ryan Borochovitz, Caitlin Hart and Letycia Henriques

Like a tale as old as time only more woke. The Beast shows Belle his huge library in the hopes that she falls madly in love with him, except it doesn’t work out like that. Instead she ends up reading philosophy, and educates his servants on how they are actually his slaves, starting an uprising. Will the servants be human again? Will Belle marry the Beast? Will the Beast and Gaston become bros?

Start Swimming

James Fritz

“What you doing?…Standing on the grass…What does the sign say?…Keep off the grass…” and so START SWIMMING begins. In a room: 11 people with nothing to go on other than the urges they feel and the need to fight to move ahead, to survive. Is it worth taking risks when a misstep can destroy all they’ve worked for? How do they fight unseen powers attempting to control…and when the rules keep changing? With Pavlovian consequences and Orwellian overtones, this play continues TWA’s tradition of presenting hard-hitting contemporary theatre by young artists. From the makers of FUGEE. WARNING: mature language.

Blanket Fort

Leaping Mammal Collective

Blanket Fort explores the messy lives of three roommates. They share a small top floor apartment in a old building. They struggle to deal with themselves and, of course, their evil landlord. They like to drink. In a world where very real, very dark forces control the best hangout spots, our roommates fail to chill, and find themselves up to their necks in feathers and moustache hairs.

Blanket Fort is the first work created by Leaping Mammal Collective. Leaping Mammal is a budding theatre company in Ottawa and is very excited to be playing in the fringe this year! Leaping Mammal’s mandate is to create collectively and embrace the absurd.
An initial version of the show premiered as an opening act for the Fringe Encore production of Dead Unicorn Ink’s very popular Ten Little Sinners in October 2017. The initial version was about 20 min in length. The work received very well by our audiences. We were praised both for our relatable characters, and creative staging. We then decided to extend Blanket Fort to a full one act play! Both the initial and full length version of the show were created collectively by the cast.

Cast
Mark Andy Kellie
Xan Carley Richards
Haydn Jon Dickey

Directed by Ian McMullen

Leaping Mammal Collective

Leaping: we are excited, we are moving, we are trying to fly

Mammal: we are alive, we have instincts, we are honest about who we are

Collective: we create together, we play together, we share in joy, we share in pain