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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.
52 Pickup is a one-woman show that explores what it’s like to cope with and overcome trauma. The story follows Katie as she comes to terms with her own traumatic incident and relearns how to navigate the world with altered vision. Funny, hopeful, and emotional, this play portrays a journey that finds beauty from pain.
The show follows a woman as she struggles to cope after being sexually assaulted. The character has panic attacks onstage and talks briefly about her abuser. The show was built to be a safe place for all people who have experienced different types of trauma and we have no intention of triggering our audience. However, the healing process is not pain free and our show portrays that.
Physicist, fugitive, pioneer.
On Christmas Eve 1938, two refugees from the Nazis walk out into the Swedish snow.
Sat on a tree-trunk, they make a shocking scientific discovery. And the world changes forever.
From the creator of THE INVENTOR OF ALL THINGS: ★★★★★ CBC, ★★★★★ Winnipeg Free Press, ★★★★★ Edmonton Journal. Best of Fest, Ottawa Fringe 2017.
“I will have nothing to do with a bomb”.
This show has no content advice
Magnificence is the tenth original monologue by Montreal born, Keir Cutler, and his tenth appearance at the Ottawa Fringe Festival. This new work is based on Keir’s relationship with his late mother, May Ebbitt Cutler, former mayor of Westmount, founder of Tundra Books and the author of the award-winning, highly-praised memoir, I Once Knew An Indian Woman. A book that had a great effect on Keir as a child. The New York Times reviewed her book in 1973 stating, “Simplicity isn’t easy to find any more and neither is goodness. In this story they are stunningly exemplified.” The work will be directed by the award-winning, Paul Van Dyck.
Keir Cutler (playwright and performer) has been performing his solo shows across Canada, the US, and UK since 1999. He is best known for his award-winning Teaching Shakespeare and his adaptation of Mark Twain’s Is Shakespeare Dead? He has been called “gloriously funny,” (Orlando Sentinel), “one hell of a storyteller!” (Vue Weekly, Edmonton), and “a masterful entertainer,” (Winnipeg Free Press). Keir is a playwriting graduate of the National Theatre School, McGill University and has a PhD in theatre from Wayne State University in Detroit. Four of his solo shows have been broadcasted on television by BRAVO!/CANADA.
Paul Van Dyck (director) is a writer, director, and performer based in Montreal and Southern California. In 2001, Paul founded Rabbit in a Hat Productions with a mandate to produce new Canadian theatre. His work has since been produced throughout Canada and around the world. He has received numerous awards for his productions including The Revelation Award (Montreal English Critics Circle), Outstanding Direction (Montreal English Theatre Awards), and Best Production (New York Frigid Festival, Atlantic Fringe, and Montreal Fringe). Paul is also directing The Trophy Hunt at the 2019 Montreal Fringe Festival. In July, he will be one of the selected international theatre directors to participate in Directors Lab Mediterranean in Beirut, Lebanon.