Venue 4 – LabO

No More Secrets

Spare Change Theatre

Over the span of three decades, three different teachers at Ottawa’s Bell High School preyed on students. No More Secrets is a new documentary theatre piece that tells the story. Created by Ottawa high school students, based off the works of Julie Ireton, the investigative reporter who broke the story for CBC.


 

 

This show depicts True stories of sexual abuse
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The Shape of a Girl

Joan MacLeod

After a violent bullying incident results in a murder, Braidie’s world is changed. With an absent brother, she must confront her past and who she has become. Braidie ponders if her and her friends are any different than the teen accused. Is Braidie brave enough to stand up to her friends’ when their bullying of a classmate takes a turn for the worst? Inspired by the murder of Reena Virk in 1997.

The Shape of a Girl was originally produced by Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary), a co-production with Green Thumb (Vancouver), as part of the PanCanadian Playrites
Festival, 2001.
The Shape of a Girl is staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, GGA,
www.ggagency.ca.

This show deals with bullying, Murder and violent subject matter
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Get Well Soon

Hamda Elmi

An insight into the mind of four young women as they navigate through their inner thoughts and troubles in an attempt to get well soon. While discussing a range of issues, this play explores themes of mental health with humour and sincerity.


This show discusses mental health, and normalizing therapy.
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Entangled

Jacob Berkowitz

On his deathbed, Nobel Prize-winning quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli gasped one last word: Jung! The great psychoanalyst Carl Jung had built his dream theories using 100s of Pauli’s dreams. Yet why hadn’t Jung visited his dying friend in a Zurich hospital? A powerful play about the essence of mind, matter and the greatest mystery of all—love. Dir: Cathy Clark; Ft: Paul Rainville & David Frisch.


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The Win At Life Mega Expo

Faisal Butt, Amish Patel & Morgan O'shea

Want to live the life you have always dreamed of? Need help staying motivated? Join us at the Win At Life Mega Expo where our accomplished speakers will give you tips on Love, Health and Money. We guarantee your life will be improved. (Individual results may vary.)


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Quantum Calamity

Aerial Antics

Not again! Dr Clara Brown and her assistants–a madcap trio of time-travelling steampunks–have run into trouble with the Ministry of Temporal Affairs. What could it be this time? The registration was filed properly, and the licences were in hand 6 months before departure. . .

Hop on board as Aerial Antics weaves together their signature blend of comedy, visual effects and high-flying aerial acrobatics in this original production featuring circus, theatre, and a touch of spacetime bureaucracy.

Biography:

Aerial Antics, founded in 2015, is Ottawa’s “vertical theatre” company. Created to facilitate and motivate participation in aerial circus arts, the name “Aerial Antics” reflects this troupe’s playful approach to choreography and theatrics.

Aerial Antics has performed as part of popular Ottawa events such as Glowfair Festival, Nature Nocturne, Lumière Festival, Comiccon, and Kidsfest. They continue to explore new ways to merge art, theater and acrobatic skill into original and engaging performances.

www.aerialsottawa.com/
Twitter: @Aerial_Antics
Instagram: @aerialantics
facebook.com/aerialanticsottawa/


 

 

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ExDEMONators

Leaping Mammal Collective

Something strange in your neighborhood? (whoops. ignore that) Something weird and it don’t… (ah crap… we mean) Do you have demons? Do you need help? Who you gonna call? (DAMN IT!! … uh…) Call us: the ExDEMONators! The only Demon Exterminators in Northern/Central rural Ontario. We can help bust them gho.. (…) EXTERMINATE those DEMONS in no time! Services soon to be certified and legal.

ExDEMONators is a devised theatre piece created by Leaping Mammal Collective. ExDEMONators follows a small group of demon exterminators conducting their business busting gho- (sorry not busting ghosts) exterminating demons in a small Ontario town in which they are known as a laughingstock. The show makes use of puppetry and physical action to create a funny, thoughtful and captivating story about three female protagonists dealing with reputation and failure.

 

Featuring:

Emma Hickey – Shane Duval
Steph Goodwin – Mary-Lynne MacDonnough
Carley Richards – Evelyn Grace
Gabriella Gadsby – Demon Puppeteer
Mike Kosowan – Demon Puppeteer

Directed by Ian McMullen


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A Period Piece

Lauren Welchner & Monica Bradford-Lea

“I heard if you use a tampon you lose your virginity”

Let’s get personal. Join us for a wacky, honest, and musical unpacking of our relationship with our vaginas and the things that come out of them. We talk periods, we talk bodies, we talk stigmas, we talk womanhood. Full of off-the-wall humour and down to earth truths, A Period Piece is a show that is for everyone.

Described as “two local female performers who have a very strong and defined perspective” (New Ottawa Critics), and “side-splittingly funny” (Apt613), Ottawa-based theatre company Spicy Day has been creating new, critically-acclaimed productions since 2016.


 

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Pack Animals

Holly M Brinkman & S.E Grummett

Ever been to summer camp? Took a shit in the woods and wiped using pages from your guidebook? Speared the patriarchy on a hot dog stick and toasted it over a roaring fire? JOIN US on an adventure through the untamed forest of dating, sex, bushcraft…and campfire songs! Known for high-energy, provocative shows, PACK ANIMALS brings a “‘A terrific Fringe campfire to gather around as this rollicking duo revel in feminist glee, pointedly roasting nuts.” (Ian C. Nelson).



 

 

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BEST OF FEST – LabO

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SUNDAY, JUNE 23

On closing night, the Festival’s best selling shows – one from each of the Fringe’s five lottery venues – will stage a round of encore performances.

Best of Fest winners will be announced online on Friday, June 21, with the performances serving as a fundraiser for the Ottawa Fringe. Ticket revenue from these performances are split 50/50 between the artist and the Festival.