Listen to Me Listen to You

Listen to Me Listen to You Review by Ian Huffam Interactive theatre is still fairly unexplored territory in Ottawa. There’s been SubDevision and May Can’s HappinessTM in TACTICS last year as two standout examples, but performances of this variety are far fewer in number than traditional dramatic productions in this city. Wait, you say, a … Continue reading Listen to Me Listen to You

Listen To Me: A Struggle for Connection

Review by Wes Babcock   Listen to Me is an odd show. The only people with tickets are the eight audience participants who begin the show sitting alone at café tables, who are shortly joined by their first of eight possible actors. After three minutes, you change tables, and begin to listen to and interact … Continue reading Listen To Me: A Struggle for Connection

Mouthpiece a Masterpiece

    Review by Ian Huffam Quote Unquote Collective’s Mouthpiece is provocative and relevant, funny and horrifying, universal yet highly individualized, and deals beautifully with ugly issues. A lot can rush through someone’s mind in one day, which is what we see in this tightly choreographed parade of one woman’s thoughts and experiences over a … Continue reading Mouthpiece a Masterpiece

Getting To Room Temperature: Warm

Review by Wes Babcock   Getting To Room Temperature, a one-man show written by Arthur Milner and performed by Robert Bockstael, stages a simultaneously polemical and tender story of coming to grips not only with aging and death, but more importantly with the acceptability of the desire to die.   Bockstael controlled the mood of … Continue reading Getting To Room Temperature: Warm

Undercurrents pt. 2: Saving the Best for Last

Undercurrents Pt. 2: Saving the Best for Last Brianna McFarlane If you've read the "part 1" to this review, you will know that after my first three shows at the 2014 Undercurrents Festival (A Quiet Sip of Coffee, Broken, and The Tashme Project)  I had become a little disheartened by the seeming lack of variety … Continue reading Undercurrents pt. 2: Saving the Best for Last

Undercurrents Pt. 1: Pieces of the Past

Undercurrents Part 1:Pieces of the Past A Quiet Sip of Coffee, Tashme Project, and Broken Brianna McFarlane It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Seriously, out of all the events I look forward to every year in this city, the Undercurrents festival, hosted by the Great Canadian Theatre Company, breaks my top five every time. … Continue reading Undercurrents Pt. 1: Pieces of the Past