Velvet holds one hand close to their head, and a mic in another. Black background.

All Request Radio

Created by The Velvet Duke | Produced by Velvet Duke Productions | Origin: Ottawa, Canada
Venue 6 – BYOV – Atelier
12 + fees

Show Details

“Playing your favourite made up songs!” All Request Radio is an improvised jukebox musical creating instant nostalgia. Join award-winning emerging artist The Velvet Duke in the daring world of CKVD 995 FM — a radio station where the DJ freestyle sings the top 10 songs, without knowing the music ahead of time…

Content Notes

At the top of the show, the audience can volunteer to submit electronic submissions. Audience members are allowed to sing along. One person may be selected as a prize winner.

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  • Thursday, June 15th8:30pm
  • Friday, June 16th6:00pm
  • Saturday, June 17th4:00pm
  • Sunday, June 18th5:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 21st8:30pm
  • Thursday, June 22nd11:00pm
  • Friday, June 23rd7:00pm
  • Saturday, June 24th9:00pm
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Every show, submit your made up song titles for a chance to win real swag. You won’t be made to sing along, but you might want to anyway! OPTIONAL: Submit your favourite song today! Show Program (mobile-friendly):

The Velvet Duke (they/them) is the 2023 Ottawa Arts Council “Emerging IBPOC Artist” laureate.

In 2022, they won the “Emerging Artist” award from Ottawa Fringe Festival and JRG Society for the Arts, as well as the “Most Accessible Show” award at Halifax Fringe Festival.

They were finalists for five awards at the Prix Rideau Awards (2022)

*Masking required for this production. All performances will have ASL Interpretation and open captions (machine automated transcription). 


Audio Note Transcript here.

4 responses to “All Request Radio

  1. The Velvet Duke’s All Request Radio was a much-needed palate cleanser. I attended the Black Out Night performance, which is always my favorite night to find myself in a theatre, and boy did Velvet bring the house down. It takes a gifted performer to captivate an audience in the way Velvet manages to with this show, whether it’s in 20-minute form at Fresh Meat or with 45 at the Fringe. Nobody embraces the words “yes, and…” quite like Velvet, even when they’re catching hardball prompts about curses. We were also treated to a guest appearance by the hilarious Jinesea Lewis, who Velvet so graciously shared space with this evening. The atmosphere of All Request Radio is like no other interactive show you’ve seen before— even the most reserved attendees will feel drawn to participate in the fun! Be sure to tune into this improvisational blast before it wraps its local run.

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