Venue 4– Studio 1201

(Re)Tired Magical Black Man

Velvet Wells

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • PG

After a lifetime of being taken for granted, dJerald the Djinn discovers the joy of being magical for their community and themselves. With help from their human and puppet friends, and maybe even you, dJerald unretires to fulfill an impossible wish – stealing World Peace from the oligarchs. This satirical, self-reflective caper comedy is the fourth production for Velvet Duke Productions.


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Content Notes: The audience can self-select to be part of the Audience Participation moments. There will be scenes of Violence akin to A-Team / Fast & Furious (no blood or death). 

Extended Content Note available here.


All shows have ASL interpretation except Thursday’s. 


Please note that masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend all Ottawa Fringe Festival shows and events.


Soap & Other Stories

Danielle K.L. Gregoire

  • 12 + fees
  • 50m
  • 14+

Soap & Other Stories is a true, personal storytelling show based on audience suggestion. Danielle K.L. Gregoire is a well of strange and wonderful stories, and with every show that happens new stories bubble to the surface. No two shows are the same, because they take your suggestions (for a gift of hand-poured soap) and create some right there, on the spot. Just don’t ask about the flamingoes.


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Content Notes: The show is an improvised true storytelling show based on audience suggestion based on my own life which means there may be references to mental health struggles, sexual content, and mature language. In the introduction there will be a crowd assessment so that the show is tailored to the present audience. 


This show doesn’t have a transcript or additional access information available. For more information about accessibility at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, you can check out the Access page which also outlines Accessible Show listings. Please click here


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The Beauty We Carry

Karie Richards and Daniel Cushing

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • PG

In the early months of the pandemic, Karie Richards came across an article in The New York Times called “The 36 Questions That Lead To Love”, referencing the work of psychologist Arthur Aron who studied intimacy between strangers, using a specific set of questions. Eager to connect in a playful way with the people she was missing while in lockdown, Karie began a series of remote interviews based on the 36 questions. Crafted verbatim from their answers, THE BEAUTY WE CARRY* (world premiere) considers the fragility, strangeness, and unpredictability of our lives; a group portrait shimmering with joy and grief, secret hopes and graceful acts of love. A soulful examination of the inevitable loss yet profound beauty that shapes a life.

Praise for previous solo shows: “★★★★ A masterclass in performance and storytelling.” CBC (for THE GHOST PROJECT). “★★★★★ Nothing short of stupendous.” Winnipeg Free Press (for BIRDY).

Created and Performed by Karie Richards
Directed by Karie Richards and Glenn Davidson
Production Design by Glenn Davidson

*This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Festival Policy.


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Content Notes: Mental Health – reference to death and grief in the show. No latecomers. 


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Forbidden City!

Martin Dockery

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • PG

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A funny, true, & utterly original “storytelling experience” goes completely off the rails, becoming a ridiculous, heartfelt, & uplifting story about life itself. “CRITIC’S PICK: Laugh-out-loud funny.” -City Beat, Cincinnati. “A+… His best show yet. His trademark energy, disarming affability, inventive writing & goofball sincerity come together to beautiful effect.” -My Entertainment World, Toronto


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This show doesn’t have a transcript or additional access information available. For more information about accessibility at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, you can check out the Access page which also outlines Accessible Show listings. Please click here


Please note that masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend all Ottawa Fringe Festival shows and events.

ABLE

Vicki Williams

  • 12 + fees
  • 45m
  • PG

ABLE, or what’s so funny about osteoarthritis? Join our intrepid heroine as she hobbles through lives past and present with a sly wink and a wonky ankle. An Ottawa Fringe premiere, written and performed by Vicki Williams (‘How Libby Got Married’ Theatre Wakefield) and directed by Lorne Williams (‘Take the B Train’ Ottawa Fringe). ‘It’s hysterical! It’s historical! It’s orthopaedic!’


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Content Notes: Mental Health with references suicide and eugenics. Loud or Sudden noises. No latecomers.

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HOW I MET MY MOTHER

Jonathon Paterson

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • 14+

An irresponsible bachelor answers the call to care for his ailing mother, while reckoning with his bad-ass past. But will his new-found skills be enough? A true story of love, family and the power of redemption.

25 year Fringe veteran Jon Paterson (Outstanding Solo Show – London, Outstanding Male Performance – Orlando) premieres his first solo-written show on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit.


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Content Notes: Mental Health. References dementia. There is also mild profanity.

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This show doesn’t have a transcript or additional access information available. For more information about accessibility at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, you can check out the Access page which also outlines Accessible Show listings. Please click here


Please note that masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend all Ottawa Fringe Festival shows and events.

CIVILIZED

John Huston

  • 12 + fees
  • 60m
  • 14+

Based on actual reports, writings and speeches, Metis actor John D. Huston (2 x winner Best Actor Ottawa Fringe), and writer Keir Cutler (Teaching Shakespeare) resurrect a “civilized” government bureaucrat to defend Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s vision for Canada’s Natives and the ongoing repercussions. A compelling look at how being “civilized” has warped our values.


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Content Notes: There are descriptions of child physical abuse. No latecomers.


This show doesn’t have a transcript or additional access information available. For more information about accessibility at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, you can check out the Access page which also outlines Accessible Show listings. Please click here


Please note that masks and proof of vaccination are required to attend all Ottawa Fringe Festival shows and events.