It’s June in Ottawa! That means some of our very favourite things are finally here. And not just lilacs, peonies, beautiful summer weather and my birthday, but also the OTTAWA FRINGE FESTIVAL!
We’re so excited to see what our intrepid indie theatre community has been working on, and we can’t wait to connect with everyone around the festival. That being said, we have decided not to host a Green Room Series event this month, since the Fringe is like an 11-day-non-stop green room hangout and we want to see you all there.
But, we have scheduled a very exciting Green Room event for July. Intimacy Director Siobhan Richardson will be here on July 9 leading a full day workshop on Intimacy for the Stage, which is super important work, and we are delighted to bring it to Ottawa. Never heard of Intimacy Direction? Take a look at these articles:
- Interview with John Chipman about Intimacy Direction on CBC’s The Current: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1130115139609/ (starts at 22:44).
Keep listening to the interview with Ellen Close from Downstage Theatre in Calgary for some of the additional impact that this work is having in their community.
- Theatre world calling in intimacy coaches to guide actors through sex scenes (National Post article): http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/theatre-world-calling-in-intimacy-coaches-to-guide-actors-through-sex-scenes
- How Intimacy Coaches Can Help Put Sex on Stage Without Sexual Harassment (Flare Magazine): http://www.flare.com/news/theatre-sexual-harassment/
To join us, register at our Eventbrite page here. The event will be hosted by our friends at GCTC, and it costs only $65, thanks to their support and a contribution from our TACTICS Green Room budget.
In the meantime, see you at the Fringe! Not sure what to see? Well, we’re especially looking forward to these works featuring previous TACTICS artists and collaborators.
Lungs by Duncan MacMillan, Cart Before the Horse Theatre
The Geography Teacher’s Orders by Marta Singh, which was workshopped in this year’s TACTICS Workshop Series.
A Girl in the Fridge by Dead Unicorn Ink
Drawn That Way by Petulant Guppy Theatre
Re:Construct by Even Gilchrist
If we’ve missed anyone else with a Fringe show that has also been part of a TACTICS show, our sincerest apologies. There’s just so many of you, we can’t keep up! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you’re up to, and we look forward to seeing you all at the Fringe!