3 shows left for Hottentot Venus – Untold

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Only three performances left of our opening Mainstage Series production of The Hottentot Venus – Untold! 

Jacqui du Toit’s breath-taking solo play, The Hottentot Venus – Untold, opened our third season at Arts Court Theatre and plays Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Matinee tickets only $15!

Launching our special events series, Ottawa musician Lucila Al Mar released her new album, Nada es para siempre // Nothing is Forever, Friday night to a packed house. Album available now!

Response to The Hottentot Venus – Untold

Critics and audiences love Jacqui du Toit’s retelling of the story of Sarah Baartman
New Ottawa Critics: “Reflections on the Past Give way to Reconciliations in the Future” by Ian Huffam

“The Hottentot Venus – untold is a very polished show that tells a heartbreaking story in a captivating way that lets us appreciate the horror of the situation while also looking forward to a future in which we can heal and move past the injustices done to a thousand and more other Sarah Baartmans, whatever continent they happen to be from.”  keep reading

Capital Critics Circle: Jacqui Du Toit sets fire to the Gladstone stage recreating her personal tribute to Sarah Baartman by Alvina Ruprecht

“Mme Du Toit actually summons the presence of this woman into our midst by producing multiple gripping performances and the result is an important moment of historical theatre.” (from her review of Jacqui’s performance at the Gladstone)
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“Superb performance by Jacqui Du Toit in #TheHottentotVenus @TACTICSeries til April 23 @artscourt. A show with a bright future” @LangstonPatrick

“A friend told me that I was in for a real treat seeing Hottentot Venus Untold for the first time. Such a powerful performance @TACTICSeries!  @BrianMCarroll

“I had the great privilege of seeing The Hottentot Venus at The Gladstone Theatre in August 2016 and wrote a Facebook post raving about this show and its creator/performer Jacqui Du Toit. What a talent. Do yourself a favour and see this show in its short run with Tactics 2017 Series Part 1.” Jessica Ruano

TACTICS in the media

Apt 613‘s Brian Carroll talks about how TACTICS invites communities to “come together and meet each other through the media of theatre, poetry, storytelling, dance, music and food.”

CBC‘s Sandra Abma calls The Hottentot Venus – Untold a “must-see cultural event.” Article includes a video excerpt of the show.

CKCU’s Friday Special Blend had Jacqui du Toit, Bronwyn Steinberg and Lucila Al Mar in studio to talk about TACTICS, the show and Lucila’s new album. Includes a live performance by Lucila of her song, “Twenty-four.”

Coming soon

Week 2: girls! girls! girls! and the Workshop Series

Coming up in week 2 of TACTICS, we have Cart Before the Horse’s new production of Greg MacArthur’s girls! girls! girls! and we launch our new Workshop Series with Darrah Teitel’s play, The Omnibus Bill and Madeleine Boyes-Manseau’s WANTING. Read more about the Workshop Series here.