ExDEMONators

Leaping Mammal Collective

Something strange in your neighborhood? (whoops. ignore that) Something weird and it don’t… (ah crap… we mean) Do you have demons? Do you need help? Who you gonna call? (DAMN IT!! … uh…) Call us: the ExDEMONators! The only Demon Exterminators in Northern/Central rural Ontario. We can help bust them gho.. (…) EXTERMINATE those DEMONS in no time! Services soon to be certified and legal.

ExDEMONators is a devised theatre piece created by Leaping Mammal Collective. ExDEMONators follows a small group of demon exterminators conducting their business busting gho- (sorry not busting ghosts) exterminating demons in a small Ontario town in which they are known as a laughingstock. The show makes use of puppetry and physical action to create a funny, thoughtful and captivating story about three female protagonists dealing with reputation and failure.

 

Featuring:

Emma Hickey – Shane Duval
Steph Goodwin – Mary-Lynne MacDonnough
Carley Richards – Evelyn Grace
Gabriella Gadsby – Demon Puppeteer
Mike Kosowan – Demon Puppeteer

Directed by Ian McMullen


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Fuckboys The Musical

Savannah Cassidy Pedersen

Karaoke night, every Wednesday, with your best friends in the world. What could possibly mess that up? You guessed it: fuckboys. An epidemic truly sweeping the nation, fuckboys are “literal garbage and must be stopped!”

In this hilarious one-act musical, four women will teach you the skills you need to take down the post dangerous predators in today’s modern dating scene. Don’t miss it.


 

 

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Get Well Soon

Hamda Elmi

An insight into the mind of four young women as they navigate through their inner thoughts and troubles in an attempt to get well soon. While discussing a range of issues, this play explores themes of mental health with humour and sincerity.


This show discusses mental health, and normalizing therapy.
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GoFundYourself

Black Box Comedy

Do you dream of scaling a mountain, buying your first house, or becoming a world-famous magician? Have you ever wondered what your dream would look like as an improvised comedy show? GoFundYourself will begin by inviting an audience member to share their dream, then we’ll host a telethon to help make that dream come true. Kickstart your curiosity as we crowdfund inspiration and reward you, our generous backers, with a unique experience filled with zany characters and lots of laughs! Will we meet the goal and achieve the dream? Will we end up with less than we started with? Unique, unpredictable, and full of laughs – GoFundYourself is a must see!

Directed by Chris Hannay and Dani Alon, GoFundYourself is brought to you by Black Box Comedy, a group of eight comedians who met through their love of improv. The members of Black Box Comedy all have serious day jobs but life can’t be serious all the time! Come see GoFundYourself and help us achieve OUR dream of making you laugh!

Share your dreams with us @BlackBoxComedy (Twitter and Instagram) and @BlackBoxComedy613


 

 

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Happy Birthday, Claire!

Valerie Cardinal

Claire’s birthday wish is for everyone to forget she’s turning twenty-five – but her quarter-life crisis prompts her well-meaning sister Alex to throw the birthday bash Claire never wanted. Among the attendees are Claire’s superhumanly successful former best friend and her model boyfriend – and an honest-to-goodness extraterrestrial!

After all, who doesn’t love a good birthday party? Nobody, that’s who. Everybody loves a good party. Even people not from this Earth. Even people who’ve come to this Earth to conquer it. Who doesn’t love to conquer a good party?

Happy Birthday, Claire!

Directed by the director of THE BUREAU OF BAT SHIT CRAZY and FARIS WHO TALKS TO RATS, Happy Birthday, Claire! is a zany, energetic romp with party games, cake, laughter, cake, and a lot of heart. Did I mention the cake?

Written by: Valerie Cardinal
Directed by: Allan Mackey
Stage Manager: Natasha Trepanier

FEATURING:

Allie Duff as CLAIRE
Vanessa Pauzé as ALEX
Clarissa Baron as RENÉE
Nicholas Maillet as JOHN
Sarah Ashton as EMMA (the extraterrestrial)


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I AM THE MOST UNFEELING DOCTOR IN THE WORLD (AND OTHER TRUE TALES FROM THE EMERGENCY ROOM)

Melissa Yuan-Innes

Birth, blood & bodies

Have you ever shoved a breathing tube down a man’s throat?
Helped deliver a stranger’s baby?
Hit the OR because someone jumped off a bridge?
If so, awesome. If not—or if you want to compare notes—join Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes, MD, master of disaster and mistress of distress, for hilarious and heartbreaking true tales of control vs. chaos, based on her popular book of essays, The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World.
More at www.myi.ninja, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MelissaYiYuanInnes/), and Twitter (@dr_sassy).

Created with support from Ottawa’s Emerging Creators Unit and the Open Doors Mentorship Program.

“A hilariously honest look at life in the emergency room. It’s everything you wanted to ask your doctors, but never had the courage to ask. Melissa finds humour in some of life’s darkest moments and examines how a life in medicine can shape your perspective. It’ll make you want to hug you doctor the next time you see them, but don’t forget to sterilize!” Catherine Ballachey, GCTC Front of House and Education Services Manager/Artist Liaison

“Very refreshing, fun, and playful. Some doctor interactions are strictly clinical, almost like math, in and out. Seeing Melissa joke around makes it not so scary when I go for a Pap.” Amanda Logan, Co-founder, Toasted Theatre Company



This show is Relentlessly honest and therefore not for the faint of heart or stomach. Minimal & strictly voluntary audience participation.
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I Think I’m Dead

Al Lafrance

Ever wonder what happens to your brain when you’re sleep-deprived? I Think I’m Dead is a maniacal monologue about an insomniac’s survivalist journey. From obsessing over movies to attempting professional wrestling, with some near-death experiences in between, this show is a non-stop storytelling thrillride unlike any other. Created & performed by 2x Just For Laughs Award-winner Al Lafrance.


 

 

This show Contains discussions of extreme mental health issues.
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Ingenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood

Melanie Gall

Judy is an icon, loved as Dorothy in Oz. But in the 1930s, Deanna was a much bigger star. A favorite of Roosevelt, Churchill and even Mussolini, at 27 she left the screen for a life of obscurity in France. Ingenue tells the true tale of the lifelong friendship – and rivalry – of these two idols of Old Hollywood. Starring Melanie Gall, from Fringe hit Piaf and Brel. “An unforgettable delight,” CBC


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Jimmy?

Cullen McGrail

In the world of organized crime, loyalty and fear are what keeps a boss in power, but they manifest in many different ways. Alice Britt, your everyday home-grown psychic, is brought to the penthouse of the most dangerous man in America to clear the air about a man named Jimmy and soon finds herself amidst a power struggle of these powers that be: natural and otherwise.


 

 

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