Review: “Children Of God” at the National Arts Centre

A musical about Residential Schools. The beauty of works in the musical genre, from my perspective, is that they have the ability to transcend the bounds of the theatre in ways most other kinds of productions cannot to become cultural phenomena. They can bridge the gap between addressing things that remain unspoken in popular society, … Continue reading Review: “Children Of God” at the National Arts Centre

Michael Healey Unites Audiences with New Political Satire “1979”

1979, a new play by the esteemed Michael Healey debuted Thursday night at the GCTC as a co-production with the Shaw Festival. A farcical, somewhat fantastical, and wholly fictional take on the behind the scenes of real historical events, Healey’s play aims its satire squarely at the individuals who formed the Canadian political elite around … Continue reading Michael Healey Unites Audiences with New Political Satire “1979”

Sláinte! “Vigilante” Arrives at the NAC

If you’ve ever heard of the ‘Black Donnellys’, it’s no doubt it’s because they’re central to an infamous Canadian tale that ends with their family’s massacre. Vigilante, written, composed and directed by Jonathan Chistenson, is an electric retelling of this dark and mysterious story that deals in blood feuds, vengeance, and murder. The deliciously macabre … Continue reading Sláinte! “Vigilante” Arrives at the NAC

A Local Guide to Celebrating World Theatre Day 2017

“Within these twenty-four hours we may be taken from France to Russia, from Racine and Moliere to Chekhov; we can even cross the Atlantic as a bolt of inspiration to serve on a Campus in California, enticing a young student there to reinvent and make their name in theatre. Indeed, theatre has such a thriving … Continue reading A Local Guide to Celebrating World Theatre Day 2017

NAC & GCTC Look to Excite with new 2017/18 Seasons

This past Saturday may have been one of the more frigid days we’ve seen all winter, but that wasn’t enough to stop two of Ottawa’s professional theatre organizations, the National Arts Centre (NAC) and the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC), from heating things up by announcing their brand new seasons to launch this Fall. Artistic … Continue reading NAC & GCTC Look to Excite with new 2017/18 Seasons

Dance Through Your ABCs with “26 lettres à danser”

By Timofei Smolko During this play i had many analogies to my life. The play walked the audience through a story of all the letters in the alphabet. The first scene was A and they were screaming a lot and moving abruptly that reminded me of how it is to be on a roller-coaster. The … Continue reading Dance Through Your ABCs with “26 lettres à danser”

“26 lettres à danser”: Alphabet Confusion

by Natasha Popovych (14 years old) You look at me like you know me, Yet you don't. You talk, and ask my name, But for what reason, You don't tell me that. You dance, sing and interact Yet I get no answer. You created  us a piece, Of alphabet meaning, But no such explanation. Your words are … Continue reading “26 lettres à danser”: Alphabet Confusion

“26 lettres à danser”: A New Take on Childhood

By Natalie Vilkoff (15 years old) Throwing us back to the days when the world was full of wonder and when life was just a game, 26 lettres à danser directed by Hélène Langevin is an interactive play that is great for all ages. As the four dancers (Ariane Boulet, Joannie Douville, Alexandre Parenteau et Georges-Nicolas Tremblay) … Continue reading “26 lettres à danser”: A New Take on Childhood

Reminisce with “26 lettres à danser”

  By: Maria Bilat (11 years old) I saw 26 lettres à danser and I really liked it. This play made me think about a lot of things and a lot of those things associated with different times in my life. It made me remember some very special moments in my life and also remember … Continue reading Reminisce with “26 lettres à danser”

“26 lettres à danser” More Than Meets the Eye

By Anna Nossik (10 years old) This is a beautiful show, which at first looks like it's just a thing to help little kids learn the letters, but there's more to it… This play resembles a lot the exercises that we do in Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre. It also makes your mind wonder and it's … Continue reading “26 lettres à danser” More Than Meets the Eye