Posts Categorized 2013

NYE with Paul Hutcheson

by Amanda Logan

December 16, 2013

Paul Hutcheson has often been compared to Jim Carrey, “only not obnoxious” (CBC). Along with burlesque performer Sharon Nowlan, Hutcheson is a creator of the popular and provocative Canuck Cabaret, which has been produced across Canada and the United States. With guest performers Kristian Reimer and Katie Hood, they’ll bring their particular mix of dance/monologue/cabaret/performance to Ottawa for New Years Eve…. Read More

BYOV Applications… coming soon!

by Patrick Gauthier

December 12, 2013

Ever since the results of our 2014 Lottery were announced last week, I have been inundated with requests for information and applications for our 2014 Bring Your Own Venue (BYOV) applications. Here’s what you need to know: BYOV applications will be accepted starting at 10:00 am on Monday, January 13, 2014 (and can be filled… Read More

We’re hiring

by Amanda Logan

December 11, 2013

Through the Ottawa Festivals network and in conjunction with Employment Ontario’s Job Creation Program, the Ottawa Fringe is hiring an administrator on a 26-week contract beginning in January 2014. For more information and to learn if you are eligible for the Job Creation Program, read more at the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website. Click… Read More

$10 tickets: The Four of Us by Itamar Moses

by Amanda Logan

November 28, 2013

Audiences of the 2013 Ottawa Fringe Festival are likely familiar with Noah Spitzer, the creator and performer of My Second Smile. In December, he’ll return to Arts Court Theatre for a three-night run of The Four of Us by Itamar Moses. A special offer for Fringe patrons, advance tickets are available at a Festival price of only $10…. Read More

2-for-1: Extremely Short New Plays Festival

by Amanda Logan

November 6, 2013

Simply show your Fringe pin when paying for tickets at the door. The Extremely Short New Plays Festival New works by established and emerging artists 10 short plays, each 10 minutes or less 2-for-1 until Sunday, November 10 Read more…

2-for-1: You Should Have Stayed Home

by Amanda Logan

November 5, 2013

You Should Have Stayed Home: a G20 Romp This provocative, award-winning piece of theatre that began as a Facebook post gone viral is Tommy Taylor’s deeply personal and absurdly humurous account of 48 hours he won’t forget. 2-for-1 on Thursday, November 21 Read more…

So you want to tour a Fringe show…

by Patrick Gauthier

October 11, 2013

We all agree that the Ottawa Fringe Festival is pretty great, yes? (yes) Well, if two weeks of annual Fringing aren’t enough for you, let me introduce you to the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (or CAFF for the acronym-inclined). Made up of the more than 20 member festivals across Canada and the United States… Read More

Apply to the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival

by Patrick Gauthier

September 30, 2013

Interested in applying to the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival? You’ve come to the right place! Please read the application guidelines below (you can also download a PDF of the guidelines, if that’s more your style), and then follow the link to apply online. It’s that easy! Have questions? Feel free to contact the Festival Director…. Read More

2014 Ottawa Fringe Applications… coming soon

by Patrick Gauthier

September 12, 2013

As we roll towards fall (and I settle in to my new job) it’s time to start planning the 2014 Ottawa Fringe. First item on the agenda: getting our 2014 applications ready, and (of course) planning to Lottery Party! Take note of these important dates, boys and girls, you may be tested on them: September… Read More

The Festival’s largest venue, Academic Hall’s 170 seats haven’t been sold-out for a few years. That’s before the 2013 edition saw Chesterfield fill the house to its brim on their opening night and the exceptional turnout for Metro Best of Fest winner Die, Zombie. Die! We know that later this month the pair are presenting… Read More