Written by Tamara LaPlante In her 2017 book, “Theatre & Disability,” Petra Kuppers begins by recounting the moment she says goodbye to her wheelchair in the foyer of a theatre, before making her way to her seat. To secure wheelchair seating, Kuppers would’ve had to book her ticket far in advance, but she acknowledges her … Continue reading Dark Day Monday: On Creating Accessible Arts Spaces
By: Meaghan Brackenbury With its competing chronologies, musical storytelling, and a cast of only two people, The Last Five Years is a play that demands nothing less than the utmost attention to detail in order to properly explore the intricacies of the plot. The story revolves around Cathy and Jaimie, a young couple who are … Continue reading Orpheus’s “The Last Five Years” is all about finding its characters – and the show – along the way
by Tamara LaPlante From the moment the curtain opens until the moment it closes, Stage Managers are there working from the shadows of the stage wings or in the dimly lit backstage to secure every set, prop and costume piece. Or perhaps they’re in a booth above the audience, calling both lighting and sound cues … Continue reading Community Voices: Shining a Spotlight on Stage Management
Check out our new video with Patrice Forbes from Dead Unicorn Ink where we go through some easy DIY stage blood recipes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG6AkeFav4E Ten Little Sinners returns to Ottawa on October 27th and 28th as part of the Fringe Encore series. Ingredients: Laundry soap (or dish soap), coffee (cooled), chocolate sauce, red food dye OR … Continue reading Community Voices: Halloween Edition!
Editor's Note: This article was originally posted on Gabbie Lazarovitz's personal website. All of us here at the NOC felt particularly inspired by this story upon first reading it and were passionate about having it launch our Community Voices series. Gabbie is a professional theatre artist and administrator in the Ottawa theatre community. You can … Continue reading What if…?
What are community voices, anyway? This is a new section of NOC devoted to giving space to people who normally live in the background of the conversation around art making and art criticism a dedicated place to speak. The community is a sound designer sick of people not appreciating their work, because people don’t know … Continue reading Community Voices