Posts Categorized 2013

You might be able to help Praxis Theatre

by Amanda Logan

September 6, 2013

Praxis Theatre are bringing their G20 show “You Should Have Stayed Home” to Arts Court Theatre this November. They’re looking for volunteers to play the role of detainees (on-stage extras). Is it for you?

Welcome, Patrick Gauthier

by Amanda Logan

September 4, 2013

Join me in welcoming Patrick Gauthier to the Ottawa Fringe team. It’s a pleasure to announce that today marks his first as Festival Director. As a theatre professional, Patrick has been involved in Ottawa’s community for the last 10-plus years and as a performing artist has toured the Fringe circuit (with stories to tell). Five of… Read More

The Ottawa Fringe is hiring a Festival Director

by Amanda Logan

July 12, 2013

The position is 30/hrs per week (year round) and will begin September 1st of this year. See here the Festival Director’s job description and consider submitting a CV and cover letter no later than July 26th, 2013.

A landmark year

by Amanda Logan

July 2, 2013

The final box office reports are in and have confirmed a certain sense shared by many: 2013 has been a landmark year for the Ottawa Fringe. In its 17th year, Ottawa’s largest theatre festival set several new records: Overall attendance: 13,500 (growing from 12,100 in 2012) Over $90,000 paid to artists (100 per cent of… Read More

2013 awards

by Amanda Logan

June 30, 2013

Congratulations to the following performers and companies, who after deliberation by the Ottawa Fringe jury panel, have been recognized for their exceptional productions and performances. Capital Critics’ Choice: La voix humaine (Opera 5) Honourable mentions: 6 Guitars (Chase Padgett); The Show Must Go On (Random Samples Collective) Outstanding overall production: We Glow (Theatre 4.669) Outstanding ensemble performance: Passages (Caithream Celtic Dance… Read More

Closing night awards

by Amanda Logan

June 30, 2013

Seems impossible that, grooving to The PepTides, this Ottawa Fringe kicked off a distant 11 nights ago. And with closing night upon us, I couldn’t help but wish for 11 more. Having not had the opportunity to catch a handful of shows on my initial wishlist (and several more added), I’ll live with more regret… Read More

Thank you Volunteers!

by Patrick Gauthier

June 30, 2013

It’s been said before but it bears repeating: the Fringe couldn’t wouldn’t happen without the hard work and dedication of our fantastic volunteer base. If you see a volunteer around today, give them a big hug and a thank you!

Metro BEST OF FEST Winners Announced!

by Patrick Gauthier

June 29, 2013

The numbers have been crunched, and we’re ready to announce the 2013 Ottawa Fringe Festival Metro BEST IN FEST winners. The top selling show in each of the four main venues will receive an extra performance at 9:00 (for venues in Arts Court) or 9:30 pm (for venues in the Department of Theatre at the… Read More

Metro BEST IN FEST announcement TONIGHT!

by Patrick Gauthier

June 29, 2013

Just over 24 hours left to Fringe. But we have one more piece of business to attend to before we say goodbye to 2013: the Metro BEST IN FEST announcement. Come down to the Courtyard tonight at 10:00 pm to hear the news…

Metro Best of Fest performances on Closing Night

by Amanda Logan

June 28, 2013

Sunday June 30th, the Festival’s top selling shows stage a round of encore performances.  One company from each venue, Metro Best of Fest artists will be announced online and in the Fringe Courtyard, the night of Saturday June 29th.  Based solely on box office sales, the Metro Best of Fest is essentially decided by the… Read More