Venue 5 – Studio 1201

Not: A Bev Oda Memoir

Clara Madrenas

In 2012, Member of Parliament Bev Oda billed taxpayers $16 for orange juice at a poverty summit. In the dystopian future, teenager Bev Oda was arrested for civil disobedience and launched backwards through time, hell-bent on sabotage. Blending folk music, Canadiana, visual art and impossibly true stories, this sci-fi satirical-political love story is the Heritage Minute you never knew you wanted.


 

 

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The Date

Phoebe Webber

Dating isn’t easy for women of a certain age. Phoebe is going to give it one more chance. Buoyed by a love of romantic opera, she is wondering if she is making the right decision. But first, she will ask her cats.

She won’t rush into anything or have unrealistic expectations. Join Phoebe on a musical journey in no way influenced by her fear of the unknown.


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A Modest Attempt

Darcy Smith

The Internet is vast and full of talent. Have you ever tried something? Did you succeed? Did you fail? How were you affected? Watch as Darcy gives his all to take on the Internet in a competition for your attention! Will he succeed? Will he fail? Will his modest attempt affect you…


 

 

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ARNOTT: a Masterclass in Good Theatring

Nicholas Aymott

6 days. 6 lessons. Award-swinging actor Niklaus Arnott arrives in Ottawa to deliver his infamous masterclass in performance, and pass on a “timeless” life of knowledge and experience to the younger (at heart) generations.

“Herr Arnott took our breath away, then gave it back to us, which was very polite.” — a Hyper-Ventilated Student

“★★★★★. I left after the first 50 minutes.” — Jimmi Mortpan


 

 

Toward the end of the play this show deals with the subject of sexual assault.
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Scaredy Cat

Carlyn Rhamey

Award-winning storyteller Carlyn Rhamey (The ADHD Project, SAOR) returns with tons of new comedic tales of being afraid…of everything. From the things that go bump in the night to scary movies, haunted houses, the ocean, everything in the ocean, everything in the water, her job, wrinkles, death, FOMO, sleepovers, dinosaurs, glitter, cheese graters, first graders, ghosts, the cover of Goosebumps novels and…her mother. Scaredy Cat explores a not-so-typical but totally relatable mother/daughter relationship as childhood fears transition into real life big girl fears, and what it could all possibly mean.

2018 Hamilton Encore Festival Pick
2017 Ottawa Emerging Artist Award, The ADHD Project

“A ONE-WOMAN THEATRICAL HURRICANE” – View Magazine, SAOR
“A TALENTED STORYTELLER, WITH A GREAT SENSE OF COMIC TIMING” – Edmonton Journal, The ADHD Project
“A FANTASTIC PHYSICAL PERFORMER” – Apt613, SAOR
“I’VE SAID IT BEFORE AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN, WHAT A STORYTELLER” – Steel City Girl, The ADHD Project


 

 

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Stick or Wizard?

Oli Weatherly

“A hilarious waste of time!”

Gaulier-trained clown and ramblin’ rebel, Oli Weatherly, invites you to take a trip with him into the unknown. To meet two unusual guys; one, a man who dreams of the ultimate freedom – to be a Stick; the other, a Wizard.

On the surface, Stick or Wizard? is a surreal comedy; underneath the story of a man finding magic in every moment.

Part autobiography. Part story telling. All pure idiocy.

WINNER StageDoor Audience Choice Award London ’18.
LONDON SELL OUT SHOW, Wandsworth Fringe 2018
★★★★ LondonBoxOffice



 

 

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Dammit, Jim! I’m a Comedienne, Not a Doctor!

Polly Esther

An innocent suggestion of watching Star Trek: The Next Generation for the first time quickly turned into obsessively delving into the entire Star Trek universe.

Every series. Every season. Every film.
Then came the Las Vegas convention.

These are the voyages of Polly Esther, her ongoing mission to explore this strange new world and how this universe has helped her boldly go forward in her journey as a recovering alcoholic.

2018 Orlando Fringe Award Winner!

“Polly Esther is immensely likeable.” – Orlando Sentinel
“Dammit, Jim! is admirably open and honest.” – Orlando Weekly
“A testament to the power of storytelling, beating the odds, acceptance, and an obsession with Tribbles.” – Peter Michael Marino, SOLOCOM NYC


 

 

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Becoming Magic Mike: An Action Adventure Comedy

DK Reinemer

Comedian DK Reinemer (Help! I’m American) presents his smokin’ hot, action adventure comedy about a strait-laced detective thrust deep undercover in the unfamiliar world of male stripping. He’s undercover, underdressed, and over the top. Can he pull it off?

Reviews:
“Uproariously funny, fast-paced and action-packed piece of rock-solid gold entertainment” – Cult MTL
“It’s essentially a Michael Bay blockbuster movie with 100% more male twerking” – Bad Feelings Mag
“Four Stars” – VUE Magazine
“Reinemer is a talented guy” – Orlando Sentinel

Awards:
“Cool as a Cucumber Award” – Orlando Fringe 2018
“Sharing Award Winner” – Montreal 2017/2018
“Multi-Award Winner” – Montreal 2017
“Outstanding Artist Award” – Calgary Fringe 2017
“Spirit of the Fringe Award” – Montreal Fringe 2017



 

 

This show contains loud sounds of gunfire and explosions. Also, the performer takes a lot of their clothes off.
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BEST OF FEST – Studio 1201

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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.