TACTICS is back for our fifth anniversary season, with our most ambitious and innovative series yet!
We are delighted to officially announce our 2019 programming. We’ve got 3 Mainstage Series productions and 6 Workshop Series projects—all brand-new works by Ottawa creators with amazing creative teams. And the community-building Green Room Series continues with free monthly activities.
Our first few events are highlighted below, and of course, you can find the full list of our programming as well as details about each project elsewhere on our website.
We believe in the transformative power of representation through art and that Canadian audiences crave seeing their stories reflected onstage. So we strive to present excellent and provocative theatre from as diverse a pool of artists as we can. This season features many of Ottawa’s most exciting and innovative artists pushing theatrical boundaries and dreaming big with their art.
March 14 – 23
The sensation of having veered off the path. Of being asleep with your eyes wide open. Of being erased and slowly drained of colour. Of being a copy of a copy of a copy… Of being left to wander out in the cold. The sensation of your flaws being exposed, bit by bit, in a photo-bath.
Non-linear and poetic, Albumen creates a world of tension between mystery, sex and pain and dives into the characters’ emotional world with true expressionism.
The Mainstage Series continues in April with Swedish Furniture by Matt Hertendy. Part lampoon, part pointed exploration of modern millenial love, Swedish Furniture is a compassionate and hilarious cautionary tale with IKEA furniture assembled LIVE on stage.
We close our fifth anniversary season in May-June with The Omnibus Bill by Darrah Teitel, centring on Pierre Trudeau’s 1969 Justice Omnibus Bill (“…the state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation”). It tells an intersectional story about reproductive rights that Canada has forgotten.
Monthly community-building activities for the whole Ottawa arts community
Have you ever wondered where designers get their ideas? Join us in the Green Room to find out. We’ve invited a panel of Ottawa’s most exciting designers, including set designer Brian Smith (Drowning Girls – GCTC & Up to Low – NAC), set/costume/sci-fi prop builder Patrice Forbes (Dead Unicorn Ink) and sound designer Martin Dawagne (Cart Before the Horse & The Ghomeshi Effect) share a peek into their processes and their portfolios! A few more talented and innovative designers will be joining us – check our facebook event for updates as they become available.
Attendees can also get a discount code to see the 2:30pm or 7:30pm performance of The Revolutionists. RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook event.