Dockery Digs Deep with “Delirium”

Regular patrons of the Ottawa Fringe know that there are two storytelling legends you pretty much always need to see should they happen to grace our city with their presence (and, luckily for us, they usually do): Jem Rolls and Martin Dockery. You can read our reviews of both Jem’s work and Martin’s work so … Continue reading Dockery Digs Deep with “Delirium”

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Don’t Miss “Love is a Battlefield”!

Perennial Fringe favourites Martin Dockery and Vanessa Quesnelle bring a brand new high stakes drama to life with a pair of vibrant performances in Love is a Battlefield. Dockery and Quesnelle are a pleasure to watch as they slowly unearth the depths of their characters’ insecurities through the layers of armor that humans frequently erect … Continue reading Don’t Miss “Love is a Battlefield”!

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”

Concrete Drops Creates Gripping Drama with New Work

The eagerly anticipated new work from dynamic duo Martin Dockery and Vanessa Quesnelle (better known here as Concrete Drops), Love is a Battlefield, makes its Canadian premiere at the Ottawa Fringe Festival this year and suffice to say it’s well on its way to being another great piece for this company. Dockery and Quesnelle appear … Continue reading Concrete Drops Creates Gripping Drama with New Work

Ottawa Fringe 2016: Opening Night–> “The Exclusion Zone”, “Gary” & “Best Picture”

The 2016 Ottawa Fringe Festival officially kicked off last night with a number of shows opening their doors to audiences for the very first time. It also marks the start of Ottawa Fringe’s 20th year in production and the beginning of their #Fringe20 Series in preparation for the big anniversary party in 2017. Since the festival’s … Continue reading Ottawa Fringe 2016: Opening Night–> “The Exclusion Zone”, “Gary” & “Best Picture”

Fringe Encore is a Win-Win for Artists and Patrons

The Ottawa Fringe has come up with a great way to extend the “#ottfringe experience” by bringing back two hit productions from past (and not so past) years, giving theatregoers one last chance to catch shows that were particularly sought-after during their initial runs at the Festival. This year the Fringe Encore presented a remount … Continue reading Fringe Encore is a Win-Win for Artists and Patrons

Fringe Encore Presents the Cream of the Crop

If you’re in withdrawal from the Ottawa Fringe or other summer theatre festivals, then the Fringe Encore at Arts Court will definitely tide you over until Undercurrents – especially if you haven’t seen one or both of the shows on offer, because they both feature a sophistication of writing that goes beyond what you might normally … Continue reading Fringe Encore Presents the Cream of the Crop

FRINGE ENCORE: PREVIEW

Are you experiencing Fringe Festival withdrawal? Do you find that there is just too long of a wait in between Fringe and Undercurrents? Are you looking for something to do this weekend that doesn’t involve a self-induced turkey coma and/or PSLs? Well, look no further because the Ottawa Fringe Festival has got your back with … Continue reading FRINGE ENCORE: PREVIEW

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