girls! girls! girls! opens Week 2!


The TACTICS Mainstage Series continues with

girls! girls! girls! opening tonight!

Cart Before the Horse Theatre

presents girls! girls! girls! by Greg MacArthur
April 27 – May 6

Cast: Megan Carty, Sam Dietrich, Maryse Fernandes, Mariah Horner & Gabbie Lazarovitz

Sound Design: Martin Dawagne
Lighting Design: Seth Gerry
Fight Director: Charles Douglas
Stage Manager: Caterina Fiorindi

Four young teenagers seek brutal revenge on the winner of a gymnastics competition and go on a hunt for her red ribbon. A gritty drama written in response to the events surrounding the brutal death of Reena Virk in Victoria, BC and the Columbine massacre.

About the Company

Cart Before the Horse is committed to exploring the authentic teenage voice, with the goal of inspiring dialogue amongst young people and exploring how their world has been expressed by playwrights in contemporary theatre. Founded by Ottawa born and based emerging artist, Megan Carty, the company mounted its first production in January 2014 to sold-out houses and rave reviews. Their adaptation of Joan Macleod’s The Shape of a Girl was awarded a Spirit of the Capital Youth award, remounted for anti-bullying month, and went on to tour high schools and universities in the Ottawa and Gatineau area. Their production of Judith Thompson’s Perfect Pie was a part of TACTICS last year and was nominated for a Prix Rideau Award for Outstanding Production and won the Prix Rideau Award for Outstanding Direction (Paul Griffin).

TACTICS Workshop Series: Beginning Saturday April 29

In addition to our mainstage programming, we have introduced the TACTICS Workshop Series for local creators to share their works in progress. These pieces will each have two public presentations, usually before or after the mainstage performance. The first two pieces to be presented in the Workshop Series begin this week and they are:

The Omnibus Bill
by Darrah Teitel
April 29 at 4pm and April 30 at 7pm

Set in Bowmanville, Ontario in 1969,The Omnibus Bill is about midwives, abortion and sex work, and all the hypocrites who keep them illegal. Directed by Esther Jun and featuring Charles Douglas, Gabbie Lazarovitz, Michelle Leblanc, Brendan McMurtry-Howlett and Kristina Watt.

by Madeleine Boyes-Manseau
April 30 at 5pm and May 5 at 10pm

… in that unabashed, guttural and unladylike kind of way. A search through maternal ancestry, the spiritual legacies of ravenously hungry women and the ecstatic potential of our flesh.

Week 3: more Workshops + Show Plates18118907_10158498516120543_6340834893861737844_n

The Workshop Series will continue in Week 3, with 3 more new works by Amelia Griffin, Tim Ginley and Evolution Theatre. We’ll also be hosting a reading of 1984 and a panel discussion on theatre & politics on May 1, as well as Show Plates, a 5-course pre-show meal created by some of Ottawa’s best indie chefs. Tickets are limited for this event and are going fast, so get yours here!