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The Green Room is a new 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:

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

The arts community strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for all. In light of ongoing discussions centred around safety, sexual violence and harassment in Ottawa’s theatre community, it’s imperative that everyone in the community knows their rights and the supports available to them, as well as the obligations our community organizations hold. For this reason, we are extending an open invitation for all to join the conversation, organized by the community with support from TACTICS, Arts Network Ottawa, Ottawa Arts Council, Ottawa Fringe.

To best serve all participants there will be two sessions:

– one addressing the rights of our artists, cultural workers and volunteers (KNOW YOUR RIGHTS)

– the other to focus on the obligations held by our organizations and companies (KNOW YOUR OBLIGATIONS)

Those who wish are more than welcome to attend both sessions, as these conversations are part of a larger community-led effort to create an environment of support for artists and accountability for organizations. Together let’s use our collective voice to incite meaningful change, and begin to identify and take necessary steps to ensure everyone feels safe in our community.

Past events:

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.