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Code of Conduct: Community Feedback

by Amanda Logan

February 10, 2021

Ottawa Fringe Community, Since 2019, a select-team of Ottawa Fringe staff have been working in collaboration with Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) and Project SoundCheck™ to take actionable steps toward creating a safer environment at our festivals and events. We began by creating a Response Team, made up of staff members Amanda… Read More

Deadline for Nominations: Ongoing until December 11, 2020 Positions Available: Member at Large   The Ottawa Fringe Festival is seeking nominations to our volunteer board of directors. We are looking for a diverse set of board members, to provide different ideas and perspectives as our mandate and operations continue to grow. As the highest leadership body of the… Read More

Call for Artists – #OTTFRINGE POP UP PATIO

by Amanda Logan

August 10, 2020

The POP UP PATIO series is a weekly performance showcase of local artists, taking place at Arts Court’s outdoor courtyard (67 Nicholas Street).   We are currently seeking submissions from Ottawa-based artists for short works (about 7 minutes). This multidisciplinary performance series is organized in the Fringe spirit, artists have the freedom to choose whatever content… Read More

Black Lives Matter

by Ottawa Fringe

June 16, 2020

Dear Fringe family and friends, We have been deeply unsettled by the violence we have witnessed towards Black people at the hands of police, including in our own city. We have been heartbroken alongside millions of people who have witnessed – firsthand and through the news – continued acts of hate and blatant racial injustice. … Read More

Ottawa Fringe Playwrights in Quarantine Unit

by Amanda Logan

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…. Read More

2020 Ottawa Fringe Festival

by Amanda Logan

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… Read More

Fringe Bootcamp 2020!

by Amanda Logan

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… Read More

We’re Hiring! 2020 Seasonal Positions

by Amanda Logan

March 5, 2020

Applications are now open for the 2020 Ottawa Fringe Seasonal Positions   Box Office Manager The Ottawa Fringe is seeking an enthusiastic Box Office Manager who will support the Box Office Team and oversee the operations of box offices at the 2020 Ottawa Fringe Festival. The successful candidate for this position will have operations experience,… Read More

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… Read More

#OttFringe Shows of the Decade!

by Amanda Logan

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… Read More