Ottawa Fringe Playwrights in Quarantine Unit

by Ottawa Fringe

April 6, 2020

Ottawa Fringe is looking for Ottawa-based playwrights to participate in an eight-week Playwright’s Unit, beginning in May 2020. Participants will develop their scripts-in-progress in a supportive environment, led by Festival Director Patrick Gauthier and Associate Festival Director Brit Johnston.   

Meetings will be held weekly, via Zoom. We will accept applications from individuals and writing teams. A maximum of six projects will be selected for participation.

Participation in the unit is free, but you are expected to attend all group meetings, held 7:00-9:00 pm, on the following dates:

May 6th: Meeting #1
May 13th: Meeting #2
May 20th: Meeting #3
May 27th: Meeting #4
June 3rd: Meeting #5
June 10th: Meeting #6
June 17th: Meeting #7
June 24th: Meeting #8

How to apply

We’re trying to keep the process as simple as possible. Anyone interested in participating will be asked for the following:

  • Contact info
  • Info about your proposed project: title, development history
  • Statement of intent: what is your artistic process? what are your goals for the work? what are your expectations for the unit?  (500 words, max)
  • Writing sample: this can be the project you intend to develop as part of the Unit, or past work; we will also accept non-theatre writing (10-15 pages, max)

Deadline for submissions is Monday, April 20 at 11:59 pm.

Questions?

Send them to Brit Johnston: [email protected]

Ready to submit?

Click here.

2020 Ottawa Fringe Festival

by Ottawa Fringe

April 3, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Ottawa Fringe Festival due to the ongoing uncertainty created by COVID-19. 

The health and community impacts of the virus continue to evolve rapidly. In these circumstances, we are unable to provide a safe festival for our artists, staff, patrons, and volunteers. With no certainty as to when social distancing practices, physical isolation measures, and restrictions on public gatherings will be lifted, artists are unable to rehearse; our performance venues are closed indefinitely; and staff cannot adequately plan for a festival when the situation changes daily. Simply put, we can no longer produce the Ottawa Fringe Festival we know and love. 

The Ottawa Fringe Board and staff have not made this decision lightly, or without acknowledging the impact it will have on Ottawa’s artistic community – financially, emotionally, and creatively. All artists scheduled to appear in this year’s festival will have their fees refunded and participation deferred to 2021. Core staff will continue to work and be available as a (virtual) resource to artists in need of assistance. 

Ottawa Fringe is committed to Ottawa’s artists. Please reach out to our festival staff with any questions or concerns you may have at this time. While we are unable to produce a festival in 2020, we will use the downtime as well as the financial and human resources freed up by the cancellation to support local theatre creators. We’ll have more details on these initiatives in the coming weeks.

Despite COVID-19, our artists will continue to create and our community will continue to thrive. We are looking forward to the 11th undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream festival, scheduled for February 10-20, 2021. And of course, the Ottawa Fringe will return June 17-27, 2021.

You can be sure that as soon as we’re allowed to open our doors again, we will. We love the festival, its artists, patrons, and volunteers. Despite the days getting longer, June will certainly be a little darker without the Fringe. 

Thank you for your support and understanding. Please stay safe. We hope to see you again soon. 

Ottawa Fringe Board and Staff

Fringe Bootcamp 2020!

by Ottawa Fringe

March 10, 2020

 

This spring, Ottawa Fringe is hosting Fringe Bootcamp!  – a weekly series of workshops designed to inspire creativity, and get you ready to rehearse. Take all three, or just what interests you.

Don’t have a show in the Fringe Festival this year? No problem! These workshops are open to all, and are designed to be applied to any production you may be working on. 

Bootcamp! 2020 will focus on dramaturgy for new plays, director’s preparation, and lighting design. Details about each session and workshop leaders can be found below.

All workshops will run 10:00am – 4:00pm in Arts Court Library. Each session is $25; or take all three for $60.

Questions? Send them to [email protected]

SIGN UP

 

Dramaturgy for Dummies

with Emily Pearlman
April 18, 2020

Someone you know has written a play – but it is not quite done. They want your help – but don’t quite know what sort of help. In this workshop participants will explore new play development through dramaturgy: techniques for seeing and pointing at a playwright’s patterns and preoccupations, developing a process specific to the project, and building a playwright/dramaturg relationship where mutual trust fosters creative risk.  

Emily Pearlman develops new work as a writer/performer and director/dramaturg. In the past 15 years she has been involved in the creation of 26 new plays in Ottawa, receiving five Prix Rideau Awards and nominated for 13 as a writer, performer and director. Passionate about teaching and mentorship, Emily is also an Artistic Associate with Theatre 4.669, professor at the University of Ottawa, and board member for Youth Infringement.

Director’s Preparation  

with Patrick Gauthier
April 25, 2020

Festival Director Patrick Gauthier will help you get ready to direct your Fringe (or any) show, discussing the importance of preparation and collaboration in this directing intensive. Learn how you can be best prepared for rehearsals, and discover tips, tricks, and techniques for working with actors and designers in the rehearsal hall and the theatre!

Patrick Gauthier is a multiple award-winning playwright and director. He is Festival Director of the Ottawa Fringe, where he curates the undercurrents festival and produces the Ottawa Fringe Festival. Patrick is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Department of Theatre and holds an MFA in Directing for the Theatre from the University of British Columbia.

Show Control: using technology to get a bigger bang for your buck

with AL Connors
May 2, 2020

This workshop focuses on integrating different design elements in a way that creates the most impact AND keeps things easy for stage management to control. We’ll look at specific designs from shows presented in Ottawa that include sound, lighting & projection, and examine the technical side of how they work. And then, we’ll build a sequence that involves sound, lighting and projection together!

AL Connors is a multi-award winning designer, specializing in sound and video projection design, as well as show control automation, and he’s the only anglophone sound designer to ever even be nominated in the history of the Les Prix Rideau Awards design category, with three nominations and two wins. His theatre work has been seen by tens of thousands of people in Ottawa and across Canada (and about a thousand people in China).

We’re Hiring! Box Office Attendants

by Ottawa Fringe

March 5, 2020

We are hiring!

Box Office attendant

Casual Hours of Work:

Shifts available for matinees 12:00pm – 4:00pm and evening performances 5:00 – 9:00pm

DEADLINE: Applications accepted until November 1, 2021 (4 positions available)

REMUNERATION: $17.00/hr

 

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: The Ottawa Fringe organization is the year-round manager of Arts Court Theatre and its three ancillary spaces inside the historical Arts Court building located in downtown Ottawa. The Ottawa Fringe prides itself in being a forum that unites artists and audiences in a fun, exploratory environment producing the Ottawa Fringe Festival and the undercurrents festival Since 2013.

JOB DESCRIPTION / RESPONSIBILITIES: An Ottawa Fringe BOX OFFICE ATTENDANT is an outgoing, detail-oriented individual responsible for day-to-day box office duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Selling tickets & merchandise, processing donations for the Ottawa Fringe festival and Arts Court Theatre clients
  • Answering patron inquiries at the box office in-person and over the phone
  • Reconciling cash and credit sales at the beginning and end of shifts
  • Upholding Ottawa Fringe policies and procedures and representing Ottawa Fringe in a professional and welcoming manner at all times.

 

NOTE: Applicants may be required to work afternoons, evenings and/or weekends, dependent on operational needs. This is a casual shift position with work hours varying each month.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluency (oral and written) in English and conversational French
  • Outstanding customer service / sales experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • The ability to listen to concerns and resolve problems creatively
  • Excellent computer skills (Showpass- ticket sales system, Email)
  • Prior experience handling cash and balancing a till

 

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, email Claudia Gutierrez, General Manager at [email protected] with a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be

contacted. Ottawa Fringe is committed to employment equity and requests that any required accommodations be noted in your application.

 

An update from Ottawa Fringe

by Ottawa Fringe

February 4, 2020

Dear friends,

Before the 2020 undercurrents festival kicks off tomorrow, we wanted to update you on some work we’ve been doing since the 2019 Fringe Festival. 

As you may have heard, we were made aware of two incidents of drinks being drugged in our Courtyard during the 2019 Fringe Festival. Some members of our community shared their concerns on how we responded and we are grateful for their feedback and the opportunity to improve. 

Since this past June, we have been working with the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW), the Women’s Initiative for Safer Environments (WISE), and Project SoundCheck, as well as private consultants to address our response to these incidents and update our policies around sexual violence. We have conducted a safety audit of Arts Court performance and social spaces, the results of which will inform our updated safety response policies and festival planning decisions. Core staff have undergone additional Bystander Intervention training; participation in the training will be required for all staff prior to each year’s festival. We are also creating a Code of Conduct and Disclosure Policy, which will provide a transparent process for survivors and community members in case of future incidents. 

As we work toward making our events safer for all patrons and artists, we’ll be taking active steps to improve safety in our social spaces at undercurrents this year, and we welcome your feedback. These initiatives include more visible staff and security presence in the social space, and clear signage detailing how and where patrons can seek support. 

Most importantly, we want the community involved in this process. What else can we be doing? Point out how we can do better. Tell us what we need to do more of (or less): we can be reached at [email protected]; through the Contact Us page on our website; or in person during undercurrents.  We’ll take that feedback into consideration for the 2020 Fringe in June. We strive to make Fringe and undercurrents as fun, safe, and inclusive as possible and are committed to improving everyone’s festival experience.     

Thank you for your continued support of Ottawa Fringe.

 

Sincerely,
Ottawa Fringe Board & Staff

#OttFringe Shows of the Decade!

by Ottawa Fringe

December 16, 2019

As we near the end of the decade, and reflect on the Best Movies or Top Songs of the 2010s, it made me think about the past ten years of the Ottawa Fringe.  

Prior to working for the Fringe, I was a Fringe-fanatic.  I loved to binge as many shows as possible, then hit the beer tent to talk about the good, the bad and the weird.  If you could have injected Fringe into me, I would have taken that option. 2014 was my first experience at the festival, and thinking about all the incredible shows I missed before discovering it hurts.  So, I decided to take a look back. That’s right, I scoured through all media to find out what shows people talked about the most over the past ten years of #OttFringe! (A great use of staff time.)

Let’s start with 2013’s man-eating-couch in Dead Unicorn Ink’s Chesterfield – a show that put DUI’s puppetry on the map.  Other highlights from the beginning of the decade were Crush Improv’s Spotlight On (2010), MayCan’s Happiness (2013), and, of course, the iconic Roller Derby Saved My Soul by Fringe veteran Nancy Kenny (2011).

Photo credit: Richard GiLmore

As we hit the middle of the 2010s, Twitter quickly became the place to chat Fringe. In 2014 audiences buzzed about Concrete Drops’ Moonlight After Midnight, SNAFU’s Kitt & Jane, and Ray Besharah and Dave Brown’s Dicky Dicky.  2015 brought us hits like Inescapable, The Elephant Girls and I Think My Boyfriend Should Have An Accent.  Aplombusrhombus’ Cardinal also left its mark, being the most covered show of 2016.

In the last few years, emerging Ottawa artists stole the spotlight with productions of Lungs (2018), I Am The Most Unfeeling Doctor In The World (2019), Rhythm & Burgundy: The Comeback Tour (2017) and Lauren & Amanda Do It (2017, yes this is my own show, no shame, plug plug plug!!!). 

Now… the Most Memorable #OttFringe Shows of the Decade (aka the most talked about on medias).  In third is Dynamite Lunchbox Entertainment’s Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play; in second is another appearance from Aplombusrhombus with Ethel; and in first is none other than Smith & Somers’ HOOTENANNY! 

Photo Credit: Susie Shapiro Photography

OK – numbers aside, let’s get some opinions in here!  We reached out to reviewers who have been around for the past ten years of Fringe, and here are their Top 5 Picks of the Decade!

Patrick Langston’s (ArtsFile) Picks Barb Popel’s (apt613) Picks Brian Carroll’s (apt613) Picks
High Tea: Another British Comedy (2017)

The Elephant Girls (2015)

God is a Scottish Drag Queen (2019)

7 (x1) Samurai  (2010)

Assassinating Thomson (2013)

Fool Muun Komming! etc etc (2018)

The Inventor of All Things (2015)

Moonlight After Midnight (2014)

Paco V. Put to Sleep (2014)

Weird:  The Witches of Macbeth (2015)

The Inventor of All Things (2015)

Lungs (2018)

Movin’ Melvin Brown (2017)

Othello (2014)

Paco V. Put to Sleep (2014)

Thanks for reading, make sure to add your personal picks below!  This theatre nerd is looking forward to another ten years of #OttFringe.  See you in 2020!

– Amanda Logan

2020 Lottery Results!

by Ottawa Fringe

December 3, 2019

YOUTH

COMPANY LOCALE
The Not So Amateurs, Amateurs Cornwall Division Cornwall, ON
Ottawa School of Theatre Ottawa, ON
WAITLIST
1. Cynthia Sugars Ottawa, ON

90 MINUTE

COMPANY LOCALE
big word performance (CAFF Lottery Winner) Finchampstead, UK
Manolis Antoniou Montreal, QC
WAITLIST
PushPin Productions Ottawa, ON
Chrysalis Theatre Company  New York, NY
Whippoorwill Ottawa, ON
jeffwrightstoryteller.com Ottawa, ON

OPEN DOORS

COMPANY LOCALE
Christopher Depaz Ottawa, ON
Joshua Mayo Ottawa, ON
Ludmylla Reis Ottawa, ON
WAITLIST
1. Robin Breiche Ottawa, ON
2. Cassie Cao Ottawa, ON
3. Heleen Ali Ottawa, ON

INTERNATIONAL

COMPANY LOCALE
big word performance (CAFF Lottery Winner) Finchampstead, UK
Paco Erhard (CAFF Lottery Winner) Kiel, Schleswig, Germany
ZeekTech Productions (CAFF Lottery Winner) North Hollywood, USA
A Little Bit Off (CAFF Lottery Winner) Portland, USA
Racing Sloth Productions Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
Andrew Steiner New Rochelle, NY, USA
Tonya Jone Miller Vancouver, WA, USA
Katie Nixon Erie, PA, USA
WAITLIST
1.Teater KEF Bunkeflostrand, Sweden
2. Concrete Drops Theatre Brooklyn, NY
3. Salvador Dinosaur Victoria, Australia
4. K.I.A. Productions London, UK
5. Jim Loucks Venice, CA, USA
6. Hardly Working Promotions Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
7. Dandy Darkly Los Angeles, CA, USA
8. Hawaii Public Theatre AieaHI, USA

NATIONAL

COMPANY LOCALE
Alice Nelson (CAFF Lottery Winner) Windsor, ON
Boulouki Theatre Montreal, QC
Alex Dallas Productions Toronto, ON
Mind of a Snail Puppet Co. Vancouver, BC
Margin Release Edmonton, AB
Al Lafrance Vancouver, BC
Theatre Praxis London, ON
Okay Grace Productions Toronto, ON
Alastair Knowles Vancouver, BC
No Fixed Address Productions Toronto, ON
Joylyn Secunda CoquitlamBC
Singles Awareness Productions SurreyBC
WAITLIST
1. Page1 Theatre Kitchener, ON
2. Parry Riposte Productions Toronto, ON
3. RTC Toronto, ON
4. Dance Fachin Toronto, ON
5. HappySad Theatre RichmondBC
6. Chromedome Productions Toronto, ON
7. New King Productions Toronto, ON
8. Cursed Productions Swift Current, SK

LOCAL

COMPANY LOCALE
A Likely Story Ottawa, ON
Glen Foster “That Canadian Guy” Ottawa, ON
The Jenn Hayward Show Ottawa, ON
Lame-ish Ottawa, ON
Michael Lifshitz Ottawa, ON
8thGeneration Storytelling Ottawa, ON
Ten Eyes Productions Ottawa, ON
Jambro Productions Ottawa, ON
Bespoken Ottawa, ON
Karuna Vellino Ottawa, ON
Moose Lake Ottawa, ON
Speeding Brain Productions Ottawa, ON
The Precariat Ottawa, ON
Yang Chen Ottawa, ON
Allisoneb Ottawa, ON
Leaping Mammal Collective Ottawa, ON
Sistescene Ottawa, ON
Black Sheep Theatre Ottawa, ON
WAITLIST
1. Lost Baggage Musical Theatre Ottawa, ON
2. Strange Visitations Ottawa, ON
3. Plumbago Productions Ottawa, ON
4. Tuba Czar Productions Ottawa, ON
5. Lucid Theatre Ottawa, ON
6. Thornbush Theatre Ottawa, ON
7. Dangerous Dames Theatre Ottawa, ON
8. FutureFems Ottawa, ON
9. Crowning Monkey Ottawa, ON
10. John Patterson Ottawa, ON
11. Kat Wong Ottawa, ON
12. Force of Stature Productions Ottawa, ON

Heartbreak…sry </3

Atelier Denu
Phybee
Permissible Theatre
Break Free Entertainment
KosoWhat Productions
Passmore Productions
Theatre Underground
Tiny Tentacles
David Brennan
Christina Muehlberger Comedy
Crush Improv
Shit Hot Shit Show
Woods-derness Scouts
Theatre Kraken
Rogues Gallery
Forerunner Productions
Johnny Boy Productions
Philia+Phobia Collective 
3rd House Theatre
Pierre Brault
Robotic Birds
Third Wall Theatre
T Time Productions
Dead Unicorn Ink
Evolution Theatre
Monica Bradford-Lea and Nicholas Leno 
Creative Canada
Other <ed > Productions
Plan B Productions
Franco Pang
Improv Embassy
Tim C. Murphy
Bridging Borders
Passe Partout Theatre
Two Kind Boys
Little Bear
Rainy Heart Productions
Black Box Theatre
Skulduggery
Three Popes Theatre Company
The Elephant Show Presents
Brewing up Laughs
Floral Theatre
Dramatic Effect Productions 
Daystop Productions
Angel in the Rafters Theatre
Lighthouse Theater
Painted Snail Productions
AL Connors
Two Handsome Geniuses
Cuil Creations
Amélie D
Heather Bruce
Brooke Trealout
Fabien Laurent
Dawn Xavier-Franklin 
Anto Chan
Robert Parungao
Ayan Tani
Manuel Torres
John Vo
Alea de Castro
May Abu-Shaban
Jo-Anne Bryan
Maria Sabaye Moghaddam
Rose-Ingrid Benjamin
Nomfanelo Moloi
Mariama Tani
Nick Gray-Grant
Mélodie Higgs
Emily Seguin
Priyanka Gopalkista
Randy Schmucker
La vie en Rosen
Reverie Theatre
Quivering Dendrites
Mistress T
ObjectifyFruit
SaMel Tanz 
Ill at Will
Newman Mentalism
LastName FirstName Productions
Bubblegum Theatre
Liam Lum
bike circus
TiBert le voyageur
Speak What We Feel Theatre
Mike Delamont
Drawing Board Productions
Aaron Malkin
MST Entertainment Inc.
Walk&Talk Theatre Company
Jimmy Hogg
Thea Fitz-James
Chris Gibbs
Tinkerspace Theatre
By the Book Productions
Keith Brown
Nightjan Productions
RPJ
Still Your Friend
theatre Six
Spec Theatre
S.E. Grummett
Scantily Glad Theatre
Standing Room Only Theatre
(Sex) Cult
Human Body Project
Théâtre Les Compromis 
SNAFU
Yonge Professionals
Lorie Ganley
Head in the Clouds Creations
Vagabond Productions
Eliot Entertainment
Beau Theatre Co.
PointeTango
Cardinal Theatre
Punk Rock Productions
Aberrant Theatre
Short Sleeve Productions
Pond Side Collective
Mike Delamont Productions
JamesRankin Porductions
Helen Simard
Oh Yeah No Kidding
Squirrel Suit Productions
Monster Theatre
Squirrels At War
Alex Dallas Productions
Melanie Gall Presents
Invisible Inc.
Kylie Thompson Dance
Unit 5 Theatre Collective
Pirvish Productions
The Utilidors
Archetype Productions
CTM Entertainment
ShimKo Entertainment
Just in a Bowl Productions
Stephanie Morin-Robert Performance Society
Edith 47 Productions
PUSH Physical Theatre
Mark Shyzer
Ribbitrepublic 
2hoots
Solo Theater Company
Slade Wolfe Enterprises Ltd
Beastly Productions
THE OTHER VOICE
Many Moons Productions
Lil Theatre Company
DK Reinemer
Stickyback Theatre
Tyler West 
Martin Dockery
Daniel Tobias
Showmen Productions
Stories Alive
Tudor Productions
Stories Alive
Tudor Productions
Kurt Fitzpatrick
Piti Theatre Company
Raido Productions
Unos Compas que hacen Teatro
Kazu Kusano
Hancock Fabrications
Bikini Katie Productions
Kathleen Denny Presents
Le Why Not Productions
Ewerton Martins
Deadline for Nominations: Ongoing until December 13, 2019
Positions Available: Treasurer

 

The Ottawa Fringe Festival is seeking nominations to our volunteer board of directors for the position of Treasurer. 

As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:

  • Determining the mission and purposes of the organization
  • Strategic and organizational planning
  • Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • Fundraising and resource development
  • Selecting and evaluating the performance of the Managing Director
  • Assessing its own performance as the governing body of the Ottawa Fringe Festival

Responsibilities of a board member

  • Know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
  • Read and understand the organization’s financial statements
  • Leverage connections, networks, and resources to achieve the Ottawa Fringe Festival’s mission
  • Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
  • Participate fully in one or more committees

Responsibilities of the Treasurer

The Treasurer shall ensure that the Producer records full and accurate accounts of all assets, liabilities, receipts and disbursements of the Corporation in proper books of account and shall ensure the deposit of monies or other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Corporation in a chartered bank, trust company or credit union. 

The Treasurer shall disburse the funds of the Corporation under the direction of the Board of Directors at the regular meetings thereof or whenever required. The Treasurer shall provide an account of all transactions and of the financial position of the Corporation in conformity with the Corporations Act of Ontario, and shall perform such other duties as may be determined by the Board of Directors.

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate would be a CPA and have experience in one or more of the following areas: arts and culture, nonprofit governance, diversity and inclusion, communications, human resources, financial oversight, law, or fundraising.

As a member of the board of the Ottawa Fringe Festival, you will gain leadership and networking experience with a nonprofit board. In particular, there are opportunities to gain experience in finance, human resources, fundraising, communications and strategic planning.

About the Ottawa Fringe Festival

The Ottawa Fringe Festival provides all performing artists, both emerging and established, with the opportunity to produce their work – regardless of content, form or style – within an environment that is as affordable and accessible as possible to the members of the community. The Ottawa Fringe Festival’s mission is to empower audiences and to encourage artists to take risks, pursue their visions and develop their skills.

The organization produces two festivals: the Ottawa Fringe Festival and the undercurrents festival. Since 2013, Ottawa Fringe has also been managing Arts Court Theatre and other studio and rehearsal spaces in the historic building.

Process

Nominated candidates will be presented at our Annual General Meeting in January. Board members are elected for two-year terms. Meetings are usually in the evenings at Arts Court (2 Daly Ave) and are conducted in English.

The Ottawa Fringe Festival is committed to ensuring that the composition of its board reflects, as much as possible, the diversity of the community that we serve. We have set a goal to increase the diversity of our board and the representation of people with disabilities.

The Ottawa Fringe Festival is also committed to providing a safe and inclusive space for our festival’s audiences, volunteers, artists, and staff. Read our full anti-harassment policy.

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Arts Court Theatre & Ottawa Fringe Festival are hiring!

by Ottawa Fringe

September 5, 2019

Box Office Attendant

Hourly rate: $16.00
Application acceptance is continuous (no deadline)

 

Our team is growing! Arts Court Theatre and the Ottawa Fringe Festival are in search for box office
attendants (casual work 10-30 hours a month). If you are a lover of arts and culture, enjoy catching a
theatre, dance or music performance or perhaps are looking to meet new people in a creative
environment this may be the perfect fit. Assisting with patrons’ question and needs, interacting with
production staff, and processing ticket sales- you will be the face of Arts Court Theatre and Ottawa
Fringe Festival.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide a high-level of front-line customer service including greeting and engaging customers, and
providing show or event information
• Process ticketing sales for shows or events held at Arts Court Theatre box office
• Orient patrons around the Arts Court and Ottawa Art Gallery building
• Balance and verify daily revenue, complete shift report, and deposit
• Maintain a safe and tidy work space
• Report all concerns, accidents and incidents to immediate supervisor and take appropriate action
• Maintain an understanding of programming occurring at Arts Court Theatre
• Understand, adhere to, and enforce Corporate Policies &amp; Procedures, Emergency Procedures and
Health and Safety Standards for all participants and staff
• Attend meetings/training as required
• Performs other duties as assigned

Selection Criteria

• Completion of Grade 11 education
• Intermediate computer skills (Word/Excel/Outlook)
• Experience with cash handling is a major asset
• Fluency in English and conversational French
• Exceptional customer service and communication skills

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please send you Cover Letter and CV to:
Claudia Gutierrez at [email protected]
Reporting to the Patron & Client Services Manager, you will provide professional front-line customer
service support, responding to inquiries, program information and services that result in a positive
experience.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

One of the most popular Fringe acts of all-time is making their way to Ottawa for one night only!

SEPTEMBER 16 | 8PM | CLUB SAW

Very limited seating available.  Click here to purchase your tickets.

Otto & Astrid’s Canadian One Night Stand will be one of the most irreverent and hilarious gigs you are ever likely to see.  A lipstick-smeared, tantrum-loving, sonic collision between B52s, The Pixies, Kraftwerk and early Ramones with ridiculously infectious songs, Otto & Astrid are truly one of a kind.

★★★★★ “All you need to know is this: they’re hilarious.” – CBC
★★★★★ “Otto & Astrid take rock to a new level with this wild cabaret” – Herald Sun, Australia
★★★★★ “The perfect musical comedy act–it should not be missed.” – Broadway Baby UK