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Brown Wasp

Venue 2 – ODD Box

Brown Wasp an award winning play by Meah Martin, pulls you into the funny, self-deprecating world of Sarah St. John, a Canadian woman in the throes of an edgy inner journey. Sarah, with her husband in tow, arrives at a cottage at The Lake of the Healing Waters in Saskatchewan to find a cure for “whatever ails her”…

Collaborative Comedy

Venue 3 – LabO

Have you ever told a comedian they should tell a joke about a particular topic? This show is for you! Come collaborate with us and hilarity will ensue. Host Michael Lifshitz will be joined by up to 3 comedians each show who will come up with jokes on the topics you suggest…

Every Story Is a Love Story

Venue 6 – BYOV – Atelier

Taking you along for the ride, two friends tell you the story of their relationship ups and downs with the help of the audience. In this choose your own adventure musical, the audience will pick from a preselected list of songs for each musical moment. The outcome of the situation will depend on the song chosen, meaning you will never see the next thing coming!

Fissures X La Ménagerie

Venue 3 – LabO

Part One (30 minutes): «Fissures» is an exploration of states of mind and being. Struggles with mental health, identity and self-perception issues are at the core of this personal moment that is set up for viewers to observe…

For PSY Kicks

Venue 4 – Studio 1201

Are you troubled by strange dreams in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of knowing in your home or at work? Have you or your family ever moved an object, trinket or item with your mind? You still could be psychic and not even know it…

Foul Play

Venue 5 – Club SAW

Mac is the star quarterback; Beth is his cheerleader girlfriend; and Duffy is his main dude. Senior year is going to be EPIC. That is until Mac and Duffy get their tarot cards read by the weird goth chicks under the bleachers. After that, high school would never be the same…

Generic Male – Just What We Need, Another Show About Men

Venue 1 – Arts Court Theatre

The Generic Males’ multi-award-winning Off-Broadway show returns to give us just what we need: another god-damn show about men. It’s fathers & sons, it’s war & death. It takes us into the beating heart of the failing patriarchy as it descends into acrobatic absurdity…


Venue 5 – Club SAW

GRIMprov, Ottawa’s improv troupe with a live DJ and over 10 years of experience, are back with three fan-favourite shows. First is Jesus Christ, Private Investigator: the P.I. with God on his side (shows 1 and 6). Next, The Focus Group: where your feedback shapes the show (shows 2 and 4). And finally, GRIMprov’s Guided Roleplay—a unique D&D-esk show starring audience volunteers (shows 3 and 5).

If You Had the Time

Venue 4 – Studio 1201

Everyone has just died but you…for now. You have been selected to create a new world with everything you have ever known, seen, felt, and believed. Everything you write down will create the new world. But everything you forget to write down will never exist. Forget to include giraffes? Future eyes will never see them. The key to the future is literally in your hands. You have an hour. Go.


Venue 6 – BYOV – Atelier

A unique true pandemic story of comedy and not. Lockdown strands me on the remote holy paradise beach of Gokarna in India. For two long years. In a place so safe I leave my laptop on a table outside for six months. While nothing changes and everything changes. And the outside world seems very faraway…


Venue 3 – LabO

Given their neurotic behaviour, Jinny and Jack aren’t the most popular kids. They meet at their school’s new *mental*health*support*group* where they instantly bond. As they confuse affection for romance, things take a turn for the awkward. In this whirlwind tale of self-acceptance and chosen family, the normal path was never on the radar anyway…