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:

WHY NOT NOW: Awaken the Dream Project with Kristina Watt Villegas

You know that dream project — the one you think will never happen so you don’t even try? During this prolonged period of artistic challenges and loss, give yourself a window of space to crack open that dream project and –using tangible tools, exercises and strategies—question if it actually can be possible! In this interactive workshop, professional theatre artist and instructor Kristina Watt Villegas invites artists of all disciplines to recharge the will to take that dream project from “can’t happen” to “well, maybe” to wide awake action.

Sunday February 20th 2022 | 11am – 1pm EST | Online

Creators Exchange in Partnership with PGC!

Ten playwrights and ten Ottawa area directors will be brought together for a virtual networking event facilitated by PGC’s Program Director, Monique Renaud, and National Forum Rep, Chelsey Fawcett. Eastern Ontario PGC Members can apply for free to be one of the ten playwrights to participate in this networking event! First come – first serve!


Sept 22, 2021 – Devised Theatre – shaping unusual narratives – Ludmylla Reis – ONLINE
June 29th at 7 PM – Grant Writing with Chelsey Fawcett – ONLINE

AWW ( sigh it out…)- Artistic Wellness Weekend

Friday 28th Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of July.

Workshops ONLINE:

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

PARTY Theatre Lobby Social

PARTY Karaoke Party with Emmanuelle Zeesman and David Hersh

GYB presents – A Discussion room for Here is The Present You’ve Been Waiting For

March 2021 – Taxes for Artists with Heather Marie Connors – ONLINE

Spring 2021 – Life Dramaturgy with Kristina Watt – ONLINE

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.