Welcome to #FringeAtHome!
Despite not being able to gather in person this year, the thought of a June without Fringe was too much to bear! So we’ve partnered with local artists and arts & community organizations – Capital Pride, Ottawa Storytellers, Ottawa School of Theatre, TACTICS – to present a series of free digital events streamed directly to your device.
So grab your (digital) program, and enjoy some #FringeAtHome!
PATRICK AND BRIT WELCOME YOU TO OUR ONLINE FESTIVAL:
HERE IS WHERE YOU’LL FIND EACH DAILY EVENT!
|THURSDAY, JUNE 25||FRIDAY, JUNE 26|
|OPENING NIGHT DANCE PARTY | 8-10PM
Get your song requests ready, and crack a Dom City beer-it’s opening night! Join us with Ottawa Fringe’s resident DJ AL Connors as we celebrate the Fringe that almost was. Streamed right here on our webpage, or head to our Twitch page.
|#TGIF | 8-10PM
In partnership with Capital Pride, we proudly present #TGIF, hosted by Adrianna Exposée! Ottawa’s favourite drag queens with lipsync the night away, straight from The Lookout Bar.
|SATURDAY, JUNE 27||SUNDAY, JUNE 28|
|MINI-FRINGERS ONLINE THEATRE CAMP | 2-3PM
Ottawa School of Theatre loves the Ottawa Fringe, in person or virtually! Mini Fringers will meet via Zoom and spend an hour playing theatre games. Mini Fringers is free, but pre-regisration is required.
|(un)told STORYTELLING | 8-9PM
We are stronger together.
|MONDAY, JUNE 29||TUESDAY, JUNE 30|
|COVID-19 TOWN HALL | 8PM
Theatre artists around the world are looking forward to getting back into rehearsal and onstage ASAP as we open up the live performance sector after Covid-19 lockdown—but what will it take to do that safely? The Ottawa Fringe Festival, TACTICS and the Gladstone invite you to join us for a town hall conversation about the many factors we’ll need to consider to keep our artists, crew and audiences safe here in Ottawa. We’ll be joined for the discussion by Janet Sellery of Sellery Health and Safety—a former stage manager and one of Canada’s leading experts in health and safety for the arts.
JOURNEY: A SOUTH AFRICAN & ANISHINABEG COLLABORATION | 8PM
Created and performed by Jacqui Du Toit and Emily Marie Séguin
Forever and always, we honour those who came before us. As we witness and participate in the fight for equality, we acknowledge the colonial forces that haunted our BIPOC’s ancestors, who fought for not only their lives but the next generation. These stories, both traditional Anishinabeg and South African, focus on the concept of death and the spirit world. In such uncertain times, it is important to honour the teachings passed down and welcome the strength these stories bring to our nations.
|WEDNESDAY, JULY 1||THURSDAY, JULY 2|
|DARK DAY||ARTIST SHOWCASE | 8PM
The Artist Showcase spotlights the best and brightest of Ottawa’s local talent. This event prioritizes the voices of Indigenous, Black, and Persons of Colour, and is curated by Brit Johnston (Anishinabekwe, Serpent River First Nation). Performances range from spoken word to ASL poetry, music, and more — this is an event not-to-be-missed!
|FRIDAY, JULY 3||SATURDAY, JULY 4|
|PLAYWRIGHTS IN QUARANTINE READINGS | 8PM
Teaser ALERT! You will be among the first to hear new theatre scripts being developed by Ottawa playwrights. In May, we invited six promising local artists to participate in a 8-week peer-supported playwriting unit – virtually, of course! It’s been a busy two months of writing, re-writing, sharing feedback and challenging one another.
We now invite you to listen to excerpts of their scripts-in-development. Each playwright will share 5-7 minutes of their work. The event duration is 1-hour.
|CLOSING NIGHT PARTY WITH MUSIC.ART.PPL. | 8-10PM
Wah – it’s closing night! Let’s go out in Fringe style.