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2014 Lottery results

by Amanda Logan

December 4, 2013

WHAT LOTTERY? The Fringe model is unique in that hundreds of artists apply, but zero are selected by any sort of jury or curator. Rather, an impartial lottery decides which theatre companies will perform in the Festival’s official venues. For those to whom the lottery is unkind, or intend to perform a site-specific piece, Bring… Read More

Ottawa Fringe Festival AGM

by Amanda Logan

November 20, 2013

Date January 20, 2014 Time 7:00pm Arts Court Library (2nd floor, 2 Daly Avenue) Guests are welcome to attend the meeting.

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

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