(Virtual) Ottawa Fringe Festival

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Event Date: Jun 25, 2020 - Jul 4, 2020
Location: Virtual

25/06/2020 11:04:30 04/07/2020 12:59:59 15 (Virtual) Ottawa Fringe Festival The Ottawa Fringe Festival will run virtually from June 25 – July 4 with Fringe At Home. Ottawa Fringe has partnered with local artists and arts & community organizations – ... Virtual true MM/DD/YYYY

The Ottawa Fringe Festival will run virtually from June 25 – July 4 with Fringe At Home. Ottawa Fringe has partnered with local artists and arts & community organizations – Capital Pride, Ottawa Storytellers, Ottawa School of Theatre, TACTICS – to present a series of free digital events streamed directly to your device. The physical festival will return June 17-27 2021.


Thursday, June 25 – OPENING NIGHT DANCE PARTY | 8-10PM:  Get your song requests ready, and crack a Dom City beer-it’s opening night!   Join us with Ottawa Fringe’s resident DJ AL Connors as we celebrate the Fringe that almost was.  Streamed right here on our webpage, or head to our Twitch page.

Friday, June 26 – #TGIF | 8-10PM: In partnership with Capital Pride, we proudly present #TGIF, hosted by Adrianna Exposée!  Ottawa’s favourite drag queens with lipsync the night away, straight from The Lookout Bar. Featuring: Adrianna Exposée (Miss Capital Pride), Aimee Yonce Shennel, Kiki Coe, Kimmy Corangie, Devona Coe, Icesis Couture, Savannah Couture and Fifi Hoo-Kers!

Saturday, June 27 – MINI-FRINGERS ONLINE THEATRE CAMP | 2-3PM: Ottawa School of Theatre loves the Ottawa Fringe, in person or virtually! Mini Fringers will meet via Zoom and spend an hour playing theatre games. Mini Fringers is free, but pre-regisration is required. Register here.

Sunday, June 28 – (un)told STORYTELLING | 8-9PM: We are stronger together.
That’s how communities work.  Faced with self-isolation and quarantine, we’ve had to redefine how we connect and where we can find community.  What does Connection mean for you in these times?
On June 28, (un)told and Ottawa Fringe invite you to join us in community online as we share original personal stories on the theme of Connection.  Sign up to tell your story by sending a short pitch in 2-3 sentences to [email protected].  Stories should be maximum 7 minutes long, and told without notes or props.

Monday, June 29 – COVID-19 TOWN HALL | 8PM: Theatre artists around the world are looking forward to getting back into rehearsal and onstage ASAP as we open up the live performance sector after Covid-19 lockdown—but what will it take to do that safely? The Ottawa Fringe Festival, TACTICS and the Gladstone invite you to join us for a town hall conversation about the many factors we’ll need to consider to keep our artists, crew and audiences safe here in Ottawa. We’ll be joined for the discussion by Janet Sellery of Sellery Health and Safety—a former stage manager and one of Canada’s leading experts in health and safety for the arts. Register to attend here.

Tuesday, June 30 – JOURNEY: A SOUTH AFRICAN & ANISHINABEG COLLABORATION | 8PM: Created and performed by Jacqui Du Toit and Emily Marie Séguin

Forever and always, we honour those who came before us. As we witness and participate in the fight for equality, we acknowledge the colonial forces that haunted our BIPOC’s ancestors, who fought for not only their lives but the next generation. These stories, both traditional Anishinabeg and South African, focus on the concept of death and the spirit world. In such uncertain times, it is important to honour the teachings passed down and welcome the strength these stories bring to our nations.

Wednesday July 1 – DARK DAY

Thursday, July 2 – ARTIST SHOWCASE | 8PM: The Artist Showcase spotlights the best and brightest of Ottawa’s local talent. This event prioritizes the voices of Indigenous, Black, and Persons of Colour, and is curated by Brit Johnston (Anishinabekwe, Serpent River First Nation). Performances range from spoken word to Indigenous Hoop dance, music, and more — this is an event not-to-be-missed! Lineup to be announced shortly.

Friday, July 3 – PLAYWRIGHTS IN QUARANTINE READINGS | 8PM: Teaser ALERT! You will be among the first to hear new theatre scripts being developed by Ottawa playwrights. In May, we invited six promising local artists to participate in a 8-week peer-supported playwriting unit – virtually, of course! It’s been a busy two months of writing, re-writing, sharing feedback and challenging one another.  We now invite you to listen to excerpts of their scripts-in-development. Each playwright will share 5-7 minutes of their work. The event duration is 1-hour.

Breanne Oryschak
Brooke Trealout
Caitlin Oleson
Megan Piercey Monafu
Tania Levy
Vishesh Abeyratne

Saturday – July 4 – CLOSING NIGHT PARTY WITH J FUN | 8-10PM: It’s closing night! Let’s go out in Fringe style. Music.Art.Ppl. bring us a night of celebration with the spiciest tunes, and best dance moves.

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