by Alain Richer
October 17, 2013
It’s opening night of Fresh Meat 2: DIY Theatre Fest at the Lunenburg Pub. If you weren’t fortunate enough to catch the first Fresh Meat festival last year, here’s a (brief) rundown: a bunch of Ottawa’s most exciting emerging artists got together to create original, 20-minute theatre pieces. It was so successful last time around, they decided to do it again (lucky us!).
This year they’ve expanded the festival to two weekends (this and next) and added more up-and-coming companies to the mix. This year’s Fresh Meat line-up features a slew of 2013 Fringe companies (May Can Theatre, Backpack Theatre, Dead Unicorn Ink, Here Be Dragons, Fireflood Theatre, Grimprov), as well as (as far as I can tell) a few that will be making their professional debuts at the festival, and who you just might see on Fringe stages in the coming years.
You can find more info about Fresh Meat – including the full line-up and schedule – over on their Facebook page (they don’t have a website. Kids these days…). You can also find them over on Twitter @FreshMeatThtre.
Can’t make the shows but still want to help out these whipper-snappers? They’re running an IndieGogo campaign that you should definitely support.
I’ll be there on Saturday night. But in the meantime, everyone at the Fringe wishes you the brokenest of legs!