Green Room Series


The Green Room is a series of (mostly) free events, coordinated by TACTICS in collaboration with different theatre artists and groups across the city, for the entire Ottawa theatre* community. A mix of social events, professional development workshops and performance opportunities, the Green Room is a place for us to connect and grow—as individuals and as a community.

Upcoming events:

Devised Theatre – shaping unusual narratives.

(A code for tickets is at the end of description if you need it.)

  • In this 90 minute workshop, we will look at alternative tools to shape stories whose impulses don’t start with a plot or a defined character.


– choosing ( or finding ) a connecting device.

– working multiple storylines

– editing techniques

– the try and change method

– how a theme shapes a story

– the importance of controlling your rules of time + space.

The Facilitator:

Ludmylla is a poetic storyteller who strives to be creatively brave at every project. They have lived on two different continents and said goodbye too many times. As an artist, their goal is to make us question what we think we know. Ludmylla believes that exploring our emotions and beliefs is a political act.

This training is by donation. Any value is welcomed to support the Green Room Series and it’s workshops in Ottawa.

If you can’t afford a donation please use the code : DEVISED2021 at checkout.

Past events:

GRANT WRITING with Chelsey Fawcett

When: June 29th at 7 PM!

Where: ONLINE.

Learning Outcomes

– Learn workflow plan for how to approach grant writing (project grants)

– How to integrate grant writing and research into your artistic practice

– A basic understanding of what to look for in the editing process

AWW ( sigh it out…)- Artistic Wellness Weekend

When: Friday 28th Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th.


Sacred Theatre with Jacqui du Toit

Creative Cave with Naomi Tessler

Awaken your Dream Project with Kristina Watt

Improvising for Artists and Pandemic Clown with Alice Nelson

Here is the Present you’ve been waiting for an interview with Natalie Fraser hosted by Megan Piercy Monafu

Storytelling with Jacqui DuToit


Friday 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM – Theatre Lobby Social

Saturday 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM– Karaoke Party with Emmanuelle Zeesman and David Hersh

Sunday 5-6:30 PM – GYB presents – A Discussion room for Here is The Present You’ve Been Waiting For

Taxes for Artists Heather Marie Connors

Life Dramaturgy Kristina Watt

TACTICS Holiday Party! 2020

Community Conversation: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS and OBLIGATIONS

Sexual harassment, violence and accountability in the Ottawa Theatre Community

September 22 5-6:30pm: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

September 24 1-2:30pm: KNOW YOUR OBLIGATIONS

July 2-3, 2020—Devised Theatre 101 online workshop with Ludmylla Reis

June 29, 2020 8pm—Covid-19 Town Hall for Ottawa indie theatre—co-hosted by Ottawa Fringe Festival

April 16, 2020 2:30pm—online reading of Unity (1918) by Kevin Kerr

March 23, 2020 5:30-7pm—FREE Workshop: Taxes and the Independent Artist @ webinar on Facebook Live—co-hosted by Arts Network Ottawa

March 19, 2020 3pm—online reading of The Ring of the King by Kate Werneburg

February 18, 2020 5:30-7pm—FREE Workshop: Life Dramaturgy @ Arts Court Library

December 9, 2019 7-10pm—Office Holiday Party @ Origin Arts and Community Centre

October 25, 2019 7pm—Ottawa Theatre Homecoming Party @ GCTC

June 8, 2019 11am-12:30pm—TACTICS Turns 5! Now What? Community Consultation. @Arts Court Library

April 7, 2019 6-8:30pm—The WIT Project – a workshop in the Rainbow of Desire techniques with Branch Out Theatre @ Arts Court Theatre.

April 6, 2019 5-7pm—Creator Exchange @ Arts Court Theatre, hosted by Playwrights Guild of Canada, LMDA and TACTICS.

March 21, 2019 6-7pm—Gallery Tour @ OAG

February 23, 2019 5-6pm—Designers’ Roundtable @ The Gladstone

January 21, 2019 6:30-8pm—FREE Workshop: Life Dramaturgy @ GCTC Studio

November 27, 2018 6-8pm—FREE Workshop: Grant-writing @ LabO

October 24, 2018 9pm—Ottawa Theatre Homecoming Party @ GCTC

July 9, 2018 10am-6pm—Intimacy Workshop for the Stage with Siobhan Richardson @ GCTC Studio

April 22, 2018 7:30-9pm—Community Conversation about respectful workplaces @ NAC City Room

March 12, 2018 6-8pm—FREE Workshop: Taxes for Artists @ GCTC Studio

February 20, 2018 5:30-7pm—FREE Workshop: Life Dramaturgy @ Arts Court Library

December 18, 2017 5-7pm—Office Holiday Party @ Pressed Cafe

November 27, 2017 6-8pm—FREE Workshop: Grant-writing @ GCTC Studio

September 22, 2017 9:30pm — Ottawa Theatre Homecoming Party @ the Great Canadian Theatre Company

Check back for more events as they are scheduled!

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*Artists from other disciplines are more than welcome to join us! Just note that as the Green Room series is presented by theatre people, most events will likely be more theatre-focused.