Leaping Mammal Collective
Blanket Fort explores the messy lives of three roommates. They share a small top floor apartment in a old building. They struggle to deal with themselves and, of course, their evil landlord. They like to drink. In a world where very real, very dark forces control the best hangout spots, our roommates fail to chill, and find themselves up to their necks in feathers and moustache hairs.
Blanket Fort is the first work created by Leaping Mammal Collective. Leaping Mammal is a budding theatre company in Ottawa and is very excited to be playing in the fringe this year! Leaping Mammal’s mandate is to create collectively and embrace the absurd.
An initial version of the show premiered as an opening act for the Fringe Encore production of Dead Unicorn Ink’s very popular Ten Little Sinners in October 2017. The initial version was about 20 min in length. The work received very well by our audiences. We were praised both for our relatable characters, and creative staging. We then decided to extend Blanket Fort to a full one act play! Both the initial and full length version of the show were created collectively by the cast.
Mark Andy Kellie
Xan Carley Richards
Haydn Jon Dickey
Directed by Ian McMullen
Leaping Mammal Collective
Leaping: we are excited, we are moving, we are trying to fly
Mammal: we are alive, we have instincts, we are honest about who we are
Collective: we create together, we play together, we share in joy, we share in pain
How to Get Over a Guy in 723 Days (and Other Useful Things I Learned from Afghanistan, the Dildo Dory Grill, and PTSD)
Breaking up is hard to do. Breaking up after working in Afghanistan for four years and dealing with weird PTSD symptoms like crying whenever you hear Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe” is just waaaaay harder. Newbie improv/sketch student and performer Judy Reid tells her (mostly) funny story of packing up her motorcycle and heading to Newfoundland, coping with crying jags, freaking out on public transit, and paying good money for shitty under-eye concealer while trying to find her way back to normal… and maybe even discovering something better along the way. Turns out that panicking on stage = less freaking out in life.
Half the profits from this show will be donated to Ottawa’s Improv Embassy to create an “Intro to Improv” class for people dealing with PTSD and anxiety.
A mix of theatre & storytelling, Drunk Girl explores the intimacy, terror and celebration of women who drink. We follow 2 enigmatic characters, asking why so many smart, high-achieving women love a drink or 10. Drunk Girl is that moment the party takes a turn, a rollercoaster of calorie-counting keg parties and false feminisms. Is the drunk girl a contemporary crisis or radical feminist?
How important is Art to a society? How will a culture be remembered if it has created no art? Multi award winning actor and playwright Pierre Brault, portrays multiple characters in this homage to his two greatest loves; history and the theatre.
“Brault is pure actor, a pleasure to watch.” – The Sunday Independent (Ireland)
“Pierre Brault is a national capital treasure” – CBC Radio
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YOU ARE A LIAR!!
But do you lie about love?
Award winning trickster, Red Bastard, stimulates your moral highs and lows as he asks each audience:
WHAT ARE THE RULES OF LOVE?
A hilarious ★★★★★ explosion of fun for singles, couples and anyone who’s dared to adore.
You’ll never look at your fellow audience members the same after this hilariously fun 5-star affair that exposes how we love and why. Former Cirque du Soleil Clowns Eric Davis and Aitor Basauri have created a mind-warping show for singles, couples and anyone who’s dared to adore.
★★★★★ -Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Just go… Hilarious and beautifully written… a tantalizing experience as funny as it is unforgiving. There really is nothing quite like it.”
★★★★★ -The Adelaidian
“An unquestionable must see! Hysterically funny… thought provoking… unforgettable performance.”
★★★★★ -Broadway Baby
Perfectly crafted… a show about lies, love and the lies we tell about love… A bacchanal buffet of frank admissions and delicious guilt.
★★★★★ -Get The Chance
“Hilarious, shocking and fantastic! You cannot help but laugh. Precise and perfect.”
★★★★★ -GLAM ADELAIDE
“Graceful, funny and confronting… Red Bastard raptures the audience.”
The show to see… Never to be forgotten… Utterly spellbinding, even tender. A full standing ovation from the deliriously happy packed room.
Go! Eric Davis is a Master. Hilariously shocking… deliciously rude… Makes us question our moral reasoning- admitting secrets and debating (as he) drags us willingly into his world.
– Across The Arts
Everyone has flaws, but do we celebrate them enough? Join comedian and author Jenn Hayward as she attends the first annual Flawed awards! Take a trip down memory lane as she celebrates her flaws one by one in a hilarious and touching manner! Flaws from overeating, gambling, pride, and getting turned on by Anne Murray Music, Jenn dishes all!
Troy Arsenian, Georgia Gibbons, Bennett Langdon, Lauren Rae, Taylor Stewart, Brooke Trealout and Ben Van Dine
Four teenagers are given their first taste of freedom and authority as they are signing up to be counselors at Camp Nooke. Things go horribly awry when they are not able to handle their newfound autonomy, and struggle to find their place in the world.
Mathieu Charlebois, Nichole Perera, and Samantha Clarke
Tired of living the path set before him, Dylan leaves his family, life, and job in Ottawa and moves to New York to pursue his artistic ambitions. However, Dylan’s newfound freedom is soon derailed as one drunk text brings his past back to him.
In today’s climate, is having a child a right or a privilege? An intimate and searing glimpse into how quickly life can happen. From the producers that brought you Perfect Pie, Rideshares and Rope Swings and The Shape of a Girl we present the Ottawa premiere of Lungs, written by multi award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan.