Martin Dockery Explores Big Questions in “The Exclusion Zone”

This is a review about a show that purports to be about a trip inspired by a book about watching a movie about a trip on which nothing happens. In fact, The Exclusion Zone seems more like it’s about the power of coincidence and serendipity, and the vagaries of the human search for meaning and inspiration … Continue reading Martin Dockery Explores Big Questions in “The Exclusion Zone”

Martin Dockery Double Header Proves to be Extremely Satisfying

You would be hard pressed to find an artist currently touring the North American Fringe circuit that gets as much hype as Martin Dockery at the Ottawa Fringe Festival. A most magnetic performer and storyteller, Dockery has been packing venues here for years.  Back again this year with two brand new shows, Inescapable and Bursting … Continue reading Martin Dockery Double Header Proves to be Extremely Satisfying

Review: The Surprise by Martin Dockery

The Surprise Meaghan Flaherty Fringe favorite Martin Dockery is back, and if you’re a fan of his work, The Surprise certainly doesn’t disappoint. I feel the need to start this review off by mentioning how much I loved The Bike Trip, though if you’ve found in the past that this style is not for you, you will not like … Continue reading Review: The Surprise by Martin Dockery

The Bike Trip- Dockery Continues to Deliver

The Bike Trip- Dockery Continues to Deliver Brianna McFarlane                 Having missed Wanderlust at last year’s Fringe festival and having heard all the buzz surrounding the show, I made sure to get my ticket early for Martin Dockery’s return to Ottawa, The Bike Trip.  The piece focuses on Dockery’s attempt to recreate the first ever … Continue reading The Bike Trip- Dockery Continues to Deliver

“Burnt” and the Magic of Theatre

I’m not going to be reviewing Norah Paton’s show Burnt in the traditional sense. Instead, what I want to talk about is the concept of “the magic of theatre”. People often bring up this phrase when they’ve witnessed some incredibly unique event during a live performance that was either completely accidental or coincidental. It’s the … Continue reading “Burnt” and the Magic of Theatre

Zero Stars for Star-Ratings

  Zero Stars for Star-Ratings by Wes Babcock         How many stars? Four stars? Two stars? Five stars? Three stars? Zero Stars. Okay, you can stop reading now.         This is the only time I will participate in the star rating system, because it’s clear that the star rating system is fundamentally reductive, and serves … Continue reading Zero Stars for Star-Ratings