Posts Categorized 2014

Festival Director’s Message

by Patrick Gauthier

May 29, 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival! I’ve been around Fringe a long time, and am thrilled to have recently been named Festival Director. This is shaping up to be another great year for the Fringe: 400 performances of 60 shows in 14 venues over 11 days. How many of those shows will you see?… Read More

Fringe for Families

by Amanda Logan

May 29, 2014

While Fringe shows with titles such as Dicky Dicky, Can’t Argue With Pussy, and Deranged Dating aren’t likely appropriate for children, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy whatever show you please. For an afternoon off, register your children (ages 4-12) for a Saturday afternoon drama camp by Orleans Young Players teaching team.  There’s no cost for parents with a… Read More

undercurrents 2015: call for submissions

by Amanda Logan

May 21, 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream is Ottawa’s festival of independent theatre, produced by the Ottawa Fringe Festival and taking place at Arts Court from February 12-21, 2015. Now in its fifth year, undercurrents seeks original, innovative work by Canadian artists. Showcasing the best independent theatre from Ottawa and across the… Read More

Instagram

by Amanda Logan

April 20, 2014

Visit instagram.com/ottawafringe For artwork and #ottfringe photos

The Ottawa Fringe will host a winter festival

by Amanda Logan

April 8, 2014

undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream is Ottawa’s winter festival of independent theatre, showcasing the best indie theatre from Ottawa and across the country. The festival is crossing town from Hintonburg to Downtown Rideau. undercurrents fifth anniversary will take place at Arts Court during February 2015. READ MORE…

2-for-1: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

by Amanda Logan

April 2, 2014

Ladies and gentleman, whether you like it or not… HEDWIG! This Obie award-winning, groundbreaking Off-Broadway smash hit musical follows the journey of ‘internationally ignored’ East German rock-goddess Hedwig Schmidt on a gender-bending quest for ‘The Origin of Love’, after a botched sex change operation raises questions about identity and individuality. Funny and touching, outrageous and inspiring,… Read More

Happy World Theatre Day eve!

by Patrick Gauthier

March 26, 2014

Tomorrow Today is World Theatre Day!  Started in 1961, WTD is celebrated annually on March 27 Today each year by the international theatre community. Here in Ottawa, A Company of Fools has been running the Ottawa Theatre Challenge on WTD since 2001. The challenge is simple: participating companies are given 48 hours to create an original work of theatre,… Read More

Stiff Quickies: April 17

by Amanda Logan

March 20, 2014

Short films, tall drinks, deep pockets.   An Ottawa Fringe Festival fundraiser screening works by Cory Thibert, Ray Besharah, Cody Campanale, Craig Allen Conoley, Luca Fiore, Pascal Huot, Austin Baker, Eric Baril, Lévy L Marquis, Joel MacKenzie, Keir Cutler & more TBA… Arts Court Theatre & Studio (2 Daly Avenue) Bar opens at 7:00pm Screening at 8:00pm + several intermissions for visits to the… Read More

$3–8 OFF: Stiff Quickies

by Amanda Logan

March 20, 2014

An Ottawa Fringe Festival fundraiser screening works by: Cory Thibert, Ray Besharah, Cody Campanale, Craig Allen Conoley, Luca Fiore, Pascal Huot, Austin Baker, Eric Baril, Lévy L Marquis, Joel MacKenzie, Keir Cutler, Curtis Dickie & more TBA… Arts Court Theatre & Studio (2 Daly Avenue) Bar opens at 7:00pm Screening at 8:00pm + several intermissions for visits to the bar… Read More

Seasonal job postings

by Amanda Logan

March 11, 2014

The Ottawa Fringe Festival is seeking individuals who will contribute to the Festival’s seasonal team. These positions span several weeks during May, June and July, and in some cases could require full-time availability during Festival dates (June 19–29). Box Office Coordinator Box Office Staff (2 positions) Box Office Admin (3–4 positions) Volunteer Coordinator Courtyard Coordinator… Read More