Monthly Archives June 2011

See you in 2012!

by Alain Richer

June 27, 2011

The 2011 Ottawa Fringe Festival is over. Thank you to all the artists, volunteers, and audiences who came out to make the 2011 Ottawa Fringe the most successful Fringe ever.  We had record attendance in 2011 with over 12,600 tickets sold, and returned over $84,000 to participating artists – also an Ottawa Fringe record.  And… Read More

2011 Closing Night Award winners announced

by Alain Richer

June 27, 2011

The 2011 Ottawa Fringe Festival is over! But before we closed the Fringe for another year, Executive Producer Natalie Joy Quensel announced the winners of the 2011 Closing Night Awards.  A committee of accomplished professionals and dedicated Fringe patrons from Ottawa’s arts community saw every show in the festival and chose the winners in the… Read More

BEST IN FEST winners announced!

by Alain Richer

June 24, 2011

Ottawa Fringe Festival Executive Producer Natalie Joy Quesnel announced the BEST IN FEST winners in the Fringe Courtyard tonight during Chats with Cat. The top selling show in each venue (based on total number of tickets sold over their first four performances) will receive an extra performance on Sunday, June 26 at 9:30 pm.  See… Read More

Interview: Othello, Salamander Theatre

by Ottawa Fringe

June 23, 2011

by Andrew Alexander When I visited a rehearsal of the cast of Salamander Theatre’s Othello last week in the basement of a church in the Glebe, the show was very much in component pieces, coming together. The basement was filled with props, costumes and set pieces, and groups of actors going over various scenes. Eleanor… Read More

Looking for Fringe reviews? Look no further…

by Alain Richer

June 22, 2011

Looking for Fringe reviews?  You’ve come to the right place. Since the beginning of the festival we’ve been archiving as many reviews as possible on our site at  Most of these come from mainstream media sources, as the sheer number of reviews being published this year precludes me from posting all of them, as… Read More

Ottawa Fringe Reviews: June 20, 2011

by Alain Richer

June 21, 2011

A brisk sucker punch and a dispiriting romp about infidelity by Patrick Langston, The Ottawa Citizen The Sucker Punch Stupid Gumball Dispenser Productions At SAW Gallery Reviewed June 18 Recently announced research at the University of Montreal suggests that the drug metyrapone may help ease painful memories by reducing the emotions associated with them. The… Read More