SevenThirty Productions presents The Communication Cord @ The Gladstone

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In Translations, Brian Friel explored cultural assimilation in British-occupied Ireland and here in The Communication cord, Friel takes those themes for a spin in an Irish farce about the challenges of communication, understanding, and deception. Learn more about The Communication Cord, presented by SevenThirty Productions at The Gladstone.

REVIEW: East of Berlin

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REVIEW: In Hannah Moscovitch’s East of Berlin, presented by the Great Canadian Theatre Company, seventeen year-old Rudi Klausner learns the truth of his father’s involvement as a camp doctor at Auschwitz in World War II and spends years trying to understand and to escape the sins and legacy he’s inherited. Should you see it?

REVIEW: Self Help

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REVIEW: What happens when a pair of married and long struggling actors realize that their talent could be put to use in a much more lucrative way? Grab a seat for Norm Foster’s Self Help, at the Ottawa Little Theatre, and you’ll learn just how funny the answer to that question is. Should you see it?

Algonquin’s Playwriting Hotseat Concludes


Spread over three nights, the Algonquin College Scriptwriting program throws their emerging scriptwriters into a furnace they call Hot House. The third and final night for this year happens on Monday, April 2. Check out our exclusive video preview.

GCTC presents East of Berlin


Is history just something that happened a ways back or is it something that we’re still living now and always will be? When a German teenager living in Paraguay learns that his father was a Nazi doctor who conducted experiments in the camps, his life and moral compass are thrown into disarray. Then, in the course of trying to free himself of his father’s sins, he falls in love with the daughter of an Auschwitz survivor. Check out the photo and video preview on

OLT Presents Self Help


Hal and Cindy Savage are actors turned self improvement coaches who might be able to use a little bit of their own medicine in Norm Foster’s comedy, Self Help. And that’s before the dead body shows up. Check out our video and photo preview of Self Help, running at the Ottawa Little Theatre.


Orpheus Musical Theatre presents RENT at Centrepointe Theatre

The year is 1996, AIDS runs rampant in New York’s East Village, and a group of starving artists and lost souls live, love, and lose in Orpheus Musical Theatre’s production of the hugely popular Rent, now playing at Centrepointe Theatre. Should you see it?

The Playwriting Hot Seat Continues


To recap, every year, the Algonquin College Scriptwriting program likes to throw their emerging scriptwriters into the hot seat of a furnace they call Hot House. Night two of three to this year’s Hot House happens Monday March 5th.

OP-ED: Advice for Aspiring Film Makers

Production Ottawa: If we're not covering it, it's not happening.

Let me tell you about what happened to me. A few days ago I responded to a casting call. Actually, I had to track down the casting director since proper contact information was not forthcoming at first. Neither was any pertinent details about the project for that matter. That should have been my first clue that something was off

The OIFF presents the top ten from its 72-Hr Challenge

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Thursday, Feb 16th, the Lieutenant’s Pump was rocking with an assorted crowd from Ottawa’s independent film-making community. They gathered together for the screenings of the submitted films to the Ottawa International Film Festival’s recent 72 Hour Challenge. Twenty teams entered, nineteen crossed the finish line, ten were screened but only one took home the big prize that night.