Live from the Ottawa Fringe Festival… It’s The Yesterday Show!! Hosted by Sam Carter (Sam Pomerant), watch as this late-night talk show is invaded by a time traveler trying to right humanity’s mistakes (Anna Paquin). Enjoy as the two butt-heads and ultimately discuss the purpose of comedy. Is it to speak truth to the world? Or is it to make the stupidest thing possible? Who knows? Not these two, but they will talk about it for 60 minutes and maybe stumble upon an answer.
Abel believes there is nobody like her. A poet and aspiring songwriter, she hopes to share her lamenting lyrics with the world via the airwaves of local indie radio station, W-YRD. Alongside her is Ollie, her neighbor, guitarist, and closest companion. Their album aspirations and their friendship are put to the test in a whirlwind of new romance, religious ambition, and self-discovery.
Triptych takes a look at Robin through three formative moments in their life. A digital play made to be binged like a show you just found out about on Twitter, Tiktok, Facebook or anywhere virtual you live on these days.
An Award winning, Off-Broadway, inspirational true story that will make you laugh and will tug at your heartstrings. Faced with a grim medical diagnosis and given little chance to survive, a former public company CEO decides to follow his lifetime passion for banjos. His true story of the healing power of the arts will challenge you to consider those passions you haven’t pursued.
Jo-Anne Bryan, Carmelle Cachero, King Kimbit & Jordan Samonas
a single sign told a story
she lifts her hand. sound moved through her and within me
she signs my sensations. my fears and dreams fell out in her rhythm
something stirs in me
what happens when I come into contact with a body in all its forms?
when I see in my feet, hear in my hands and speak in vibrations?
Speaking Vibrations is an accessible work in ASL song/poetry, music, rhythm tap & dance.
Mathieu Charlebois & Joy Mwandemange
Something About New York is the quirky, musical tale of an unconventional, queer love triangle. Alex is a government worker turned actor in search of her big break. Melissa is an ex-fiancé in search of revenge. Dylan is a recent graduate in search of an escape. They have all come from Ottawa to New York. Ironically, what they find is each other, but only two can win at love’s game… Who will it be?
The show follows a queer, young woman on the road to self-discovery as she tries to balance her new life, a new love and the pursuit her dreams. However, her hopes are temporarily suspended when an ex-lover shows up unexpectedly.
The Old Fart’s a quirky senior with his own take on the pandemic. Tom celebrates his life with stories, songs, tender moments and lots of laughs. His is a life well lived, well laughed and well loved.
“Delightfully warm, poignant, silly and fun 60 minutes.” – Joe Belanger London Free Press.
“He’s the kind of performer who can get people chuckling with just a look” – Mooney on Theatre Toronto
Canadian Comedy Award recipient and Gemini award nominated writer, storyteller Briane Nasimok, shares a number of his favourite tales of life, love and male beauty pageants.
He mixes videos of past shows, recorded pre-Covid in front of somewhat live audiences, blended with stories that he has shot, especially for this occasion.
One of the original performers at Yuk Yuks Comedy Cabaret, Briane then had various careers as a minor Canadian Film Star, stage performer, Television writer and producer – as his family decribes it – “he can’t keep a job”
Since Covid, Briane now excels at washing floors and making chicken soup.
“He’s a charming man with charming stories and listening to Nasimok is a delightful way to spend an evening”.
Rose Fernandez, CBC Manitoba
“Nasimok’s deadpan delivery only makes his surprising anecdotes of behind-the-scenes goings-on even funnier.” Christopher Hoile – Now Magazine NNNN
“Nasimok has genuinely captivating stories, a sweetly charming personality and a gentle comedic rapport with the audience” Amanda Campbell, Halifax Weekly
Margo MacDonald, A.M. Dellamonica, Amal El-Mohtar, & Kelly Robson
A school haunted by troubled children, an encounter with the unknown on open waters, the mysterious disappearance of a friend. Three characters, three time periods, three tales of abduction and the intrusion of the uncanny into the lives of those who are taken, those who do the taking, and those who are left behind.
This solo show is a world premiere. Multi award-winning theatre creator Margo MacDonald teams up with multi award-winning SpecFic writers A.M. Dellamonica, Amal El-Mohtar, and Kelly Robson for this chilling new work.
Directed by Mary Ellis, and featuring music by SIESKI.
From the producers, director, and performer of The Elephant Girls.
Reviews for Margo in The Elephant Girls:
★★★★★ “Masterfully performed”—The Outmost (Dublin)
★★★★★ “One of the finest performances you’ll find at this year’s Fringe” — CBC Manitoba
★★★★★ “MacDonald puts on a stellar performance…I was enthralled.” —Planet Nation (UK)
★★★★ “MacDonald captivates, knowing how to keep an audience in the palm of her hand” —Broadway Baby (Edinburgh)
Please Take Note:
Dressed As People is comprised of three separate monologues. The first one, Skinless, by Kelly Robson, deals with institutional violence against young women and children. Although this monologue tells a different story, we recognize that audience members may find parallels to recent disturbing news in Canada. We want you all to feel safe and be able to enjoy the stories we are sharing. If you would be more comfortable knowing what is coming, you may want to refer to the transcript, available on our ticket page in the checkout add-on section. If you would prefer to skip the first story, the second piece starts at 21:29.
S.E. Grummett & Sam Kruger
Twin orphans, The Creepy Boys, are throwing their very first birthday party. It will have everything: Games. Gifts. Possibly Satan. Probably cake. These troubled and weird twins will do whatever it takes to make their birthday dreams come true – even if it means blood sacrifice. From the minds behind Fool Muun Komming! & Pack Animals comes a bizarre new comedy with just a splash of the occult.