Fresh Meat 6: Weekend 2 Round Up

It happens. Sometimes when we feel super passionate about something we run the risk of biting off more than we can chew. Last week when we published our article for the first weekend of the Fresh Meat Theatre Festival, we brought up some issues that were far too big for one piece to thoroughly and … Continue reading Fresh Meat 6: Weekend 2 Round Up

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Fresh Meat 6 Weekend 1 Round Up

Author’s Note: Last edited on October 16th, October 20th November 2, 2017. This article has been edited from a previous version to better articulate some critical analysis of Fresh Meat’s mandate for diversity.  These conversations are important to have and it’s important to choose our words carefully.  These edits reflect the author’s development in thinking … Continue reading Fresh Meat 6 Weekend 1 Round Up

D is for Diversity

Fresh Meat Theatre Festival just opened their call for submissions for their 6th annual edition, and have also taken some really exciting steps towards increasing the diversity of programming available in the awareness of the Ottawa theatre community. What’s the big deal about diversity anyways? Diversity exists on a (ha ha) wide range of axes, … Continue reading D is for Diversity

PREVIEW: Fresh Meat 4 is Fresher than Ever!

October is practically bursting at the seams with the numerous theatrical events taking place in Ottawa this month. The impressive Norman Conquests trilogy wrapped up at the Gladstone only a few days past and the remount of two wildly successful shows at the Fringe Encore happening this last weekend, we are now looking forward to the … Continue reading PREVIEW: Fresh Meat 4 is Fresher than Ever!

Fresh Meat Weekend Inventive: PREVIEW

The last day of rehearsal was upon us. Walking into the Studio Lobby at Arts Court Theatre Saturday morning the tension in the room was palpable. Both companies (Bad Hats Theatre Co. and Karina Milech and Patrick Kelly) are in the final stages of creating their original pieces for the Fresh Meat Weekend Inventive. With … Continue reading Fresh Meat Weekend Inventive: PREVIEW

Weekend Inventive Day 2: Form Sets In

I got to Arts Court Theatre around noon on Friday and the studio was bustling with activity. My second day at the Fresh Meat Weekend Inventive experimenting with some embedded criticism and I was delighted to see both companies, Bad Hats Theatre Co. and Karina Milech and Patrick Kelly, up on their feet working through … Continue reading Weekend Inventive Day 2: Form Sets In

Fresh Meat Weekend Inventive: Becoming a Fly on the Wall

Well, it’s happened. I took the plunge and embedded myself within the rehearsal room of two companies who are creating original work for the Fresh Meat Theatre Festival’s Weekend Inventive, happening this Saturday.  A new project for both artist and critic, the mild tension in the room during the first few minutes of me being … Continue reading Fresh Meat Weekend Inventive: Becoming a Fly on the Wall

Fresh Meat Weekend Inventive Showcases Original Work and Takes on “Embedded” Criticism

This coming weekend at Arts Court Studio the Fresh Meat Theatre Festival is showcasing original works from two local independent theatre companies in a fresh new Weekend Inventive program. The idea is that the initiative brings in two companies who, in a shared studio space, each create short pieces of theatre over a three day … Continue reading Fresh Meat Weekend Inventive Showcases Original Work and Takes on “Embedded” Criticism