Venue 3 – Studio Léonard-Beaulne

METRO BEST OF FEST – AL Connors: DJ Detective

AL Connors

AL Connors: DJ Detective (original show listing includes reviews)

On closing night, the Festival’s most popular shows stage a round of encore performances. One show from each of the Festival’s five official venues. All five performances serve as a fundraiser for the Ottawa Fringe, with proceeds split 50-50 between artists and the Festival.

Every party has a secret. This information may not even be known by those in the room. It’s my job to figure it out. Which song will get the party started?

In this live DJ’d show, I reveal every trick I’ve learned in my 20-year career on how to read a room and get people dancing. And, along the way, I’ll relate some of the highs and lows of playing music for money.

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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

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God! The One-Man Show

Rich Potter

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

Incognito: in Wishy Washy

Mike Kosowan

With the media painting clowns as menaces to society, many are arrested/forced to change occupations. One has gone “Incognito” and stumbles upon something Magical. Just like all shortcuts he should have been careful what he wished for. (Spooky/silly subplot!)

By local entertainer Mike Kosowan, Jesus Christ Private Investigator – GRIMprov (2016) & Celebrity Exception – Black Sheep Theatre (2015).

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AL Connors: DJ Detective

AL Connors

Every party has a secret. This information may not even be known by those in the room. It’s my job to figure it out. Which song will get the party started?

In this live DJ’d show, I reveal every trick I’ve learned in my 20-year career on how to read a room and get people dancing. And, along the way, I’ll relate some of the highs and lows of playing music for money.

NEW WORK

Underneath it All

Hannah Gibson-Fraser & Jodi Morden

“How did I get from 6 years old to here? It’s like living in a fishbowl, from the outside you can see things crystal clear. But from the inside, you rock slowly, unaware of the vortex sucking you down.” An intricate look at the lives of two women and their journey through love and tragedy. The choices they have made to get where they are today, and what their future holds.

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Tooth:Hurty

Damien Bailey & Pamela Feghali

Wesley the Hobobobo talks gorillas, yetis, rat-tails, and rainbow popsicles, which are all interconnected to his missing tooth and his father’s macho principles. Will passing stranger, Maya, whose pressing concerns tick tock like her biological clock, have the time or desire to listen to Wesley’s fantastical stories? Will she even have a choice?

Tooth:Hurty tackles the fragility of boyhood, the insecurities of manhood, and the idealisation of fatherhood, all the while finding a place for the stifled female voice.

Directed by Capital Critics Circle Award winner Pamela Feghali

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Teaching Hamlet

Keir Cutler

Teaching Hamlet is a two-actor comedy about William Shakespeare and his greatest play.

“FIVE STARS! It’s just great, full of big laughs!” -CBC Manitoba

“Intelligent, hilarious!” Montreal Gazette.

“Heartwarming!” -NOW, Toronto

“Sharp and witty!” -CJAD

“Brett Watson in a stunning tour de force!” -Charlebois Post

From the award-winning author/performer of Teaching Shakespeare. Ottawa premiere.

Luna

Vanessa Quesnelle

Following the mysterious loss of her sister, Luna journeys through a strange and shadowy world to try and make sense of what remains. An otherworldly trip of darkness and delight from the co-creator of the critically acclaimed hit Moonlight After Midnight.

“Quesnelle’s strengths and subtleties are absolutely captivating.” -CBC

“Quesnelle is spellbinding.” -Pioneer Press, Minneapolis

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