“Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion” – a Review

Written by Ron Finnigan Edited by Ian Huffam Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion is a play presented at the NAC from October 3rd to 14th, 2017. I had the pleasure of attending the performance on October 11th, which included a talk-back with the performers after the play. In the program handed … Continue reading “Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion” – a Review

“You Are Happy”: An enigma inside a Rubik’s Cube

by Ron Finnigan Edited by Brie McFarlane You Are Happy is an English translation of the Rébecca Déraspe play “Deux ans de votre vie” currently being presented at GCTC until October 8th, 2017. Upon entering the theatre, I was struck by the unusual set design which reminded me of a solved Rubik’s Cube with the … Continue reading “You Are Happy”: An enigma inside a Rubik’s Cube

Ottawa’s theatre criticism landscape is changing

By Tamara LaPlante On November 21, 2011, Iain Armitage posted his first theatre review to his YouTube channel: IainLovesTheatre. He was three years old at the time. After seeing a production of Hairspray at Signature Theatre, Armitage filmed a 34 second stand-up with his reactions to the musical. His channel is one example of the … Continue reading Ottawa’s theatre criticism landscape is changing

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” isn’t just your simple ABC’s

-Benjamin Nossik (10 years old) This is a show to teach kids the alphabet or… is it? At first, you might think it’s just a simple show. Well, it’s not. Just as at Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre we do a lot of exercise that might look a bit weird but they are actually very … Continue reading “26 lettres à danser” isn’t just your simple ABC’s

“26 lettres à danser” is Enjoyable for All Ages

By: Anna Roiter (11 years old) This was a really enjoyable show for all ages. At first, when the actors were enthusiastically interacting with the audience, I felt like it was going to be a child show from 4-8. I still wanted to encourage the actors so I answered their questions and had fun. When … Continue reading “26 lettres à danser” is Enjoyable for All Ages

“26 lettres à danser”- A Review in Rhyme

by Anastasia Yurchenko (11 years old) We saw 26 lettres à danser today. I loved this show because it wasn't dull and grey. Even if the scenes did, the dance style didn't vary, It was obviously in pedestrian contemporary! Costumes, lights, props I loved all their features! They taught children letters, what amazing teachers! They blew … Continue reading “26 lettres à danser”- A Review in Rhyme