Jem Rolls One-Man Traffic Jam Wes Babcock Jem Rolls really does manufacture a one-man traffic jam with a gorgeous verbal pile-up that left me rubber-necking and slack-jawed as I left the theatre.
Review: Jem Rolls One Man Traffic Jam Brianna McFarlane What I know about Jem Rolls is that he’s a bit of a big deal around the Fringe circuit. A renowned performer of spoken word poetry, his promotional flyer touts that he is the “lovechild of Eminem and John Cleese.” This is what sold me … Continue reading Review: Jem Rolls One Man Traffic Jam
A jem rolls performance is something everyone needs to experience at least once in their life. A legend of the Fringe Festival circuit, rolls is back at the Ottawa Fringe with his newest, and quite possibly his funniest, work I, IDIOT. A production that is both quintessential jem rolls and like nothing you’ve seen from … Continue reading Don’t Skip Out on “I, IDIOT”!
I had my first day off in 4 months after the Ottawa Fringe let out on June 18th. That day off was real nice. And now I’m supposed to wrap up the festival this year. I’ve been on the road doing theatre, both Fringe-y and not, since April, and I have no plans to really … Continue reading Do you miss Fringe?
Regular patrons of the Ottawa Fringe know that there are two storytelling legends you pretty much always need to see should they happen to grace our city with their presence (and, luckily for us, they usually do): Jem Rolls and Martin Dockery. You can read our reviews of both Jem’s work and Martin’s work so … Continue reading Dockery Digs Deep with “Delirium”
The season is upon us. What season, you ask? Fringe season, of course. It’s less than 3 weeks ‘til Ottawa Fringe begins, and last week I was in attendance at the 1st annual Tampa International Fringe Festival as a kind of warm up for the long haul of the season. This week for Dark Day … Continue reading Critics on the Road: Tampa International Fringe
In Get Lost, Fringe veteran Jem Rolls explores the special place outside our comfort zones where life actually happens, if only we can get out of own way and get lost in the unknown-unknown.
What does it mean to ‘get lost’? Do you merely step off the beaten track, realize your mistake, and step back on, or do you luxuriate in the uncertainty of your circumstances and explore?
The 2016 Ottawa Fringe Festival officially kicked off last night with a number of shows opening their doors to audiences for the very first time. It also marks the start of Ottawa Fringe’s 20th year in production and the beginning of their #Fringe20 Series in preparation for the big anniversary party in 2017. Since the festival’s … Continue reading Ottawa Fringe 2016: Opening Night–> “The Exclusion Zone”, “Gary” & “Best Picture”
I fell in love with the city of Montreal a few years ago when I decided to spend a week there experiencing the highly acclaimed Festival Transamériques (the shows I saw, by the way, gave me new life as a theatre critic). A couple weekends later I found myself travelling back, this time to visit … Continue reading NOC does MTL: A Fringe Experience in Review