The Capital Critics Circle Announces Nominees!

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The Capital Critics Circle recently announced the nominees for their English theatre awards, including both professional and community theatre, for plays presented in the 2011-2012 season.

REVIEW: Circle Mirror Transformation


The story in Circle Mirror Transformation is told through the drama games of a six-week community centre drama class the characters have signed up for. It’s in the play, and the breaks between games, that their characters are revealed. Should you see it?

The Great Canadian Theatre Company presents Circle Mirror Transformation


In Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation, five people take a six week drama class for actors and what they get is as much a journey of self-discovery as anything. We’ve got the video preview, complete with interviews from the cast and directors and a short scene from the play.

Extremely Short Reviews from The Extremely Short Play Festival

Extremely Short Play Festival (Andrew Alexander)

My assignment for the Extremely Short Play Festival was to write some extremely short reviews. Check out the eleven micro reviews and than an overview of the night.

Three Big Events You’ll Kick Yourself For Missing this Weekend


Already seen Beyond a Joke and Death and the Maiden? Not interested? Just looking for something a little more original? Well then, sir or madam, you are in luck. This weekend(ish), there are three – yes, three – great events that are all a bit out of the ordinary. Let’s talk about The Extremely Short Play Festival, The Canterbury Children’s Theatre Festival, and SubDevision.

REVIEW: Blood on the Moon

REIVEW: Blood on the Moon

Writer and performer Pierre Brault first performed Blood on the Moon on a Fringe stage in 1999. From there, he did runs at the National Arts Centre three years in a row, toured across Canada, took the show to Ireland, and did an on camera presentation of the show for Bravo. That alone tells you the one thing you need to know: see this show at the GCTC while you can. Should you see it?

GCTC Presents Blood on the Moon

Preview: Blood on the Moon @ GCTC

In 1868, one of the father’s of confederation, Thomas D’Arcy McGee was shot on his way home after a late night session in parliament. James Patrick Whelan was arrested, tried, and (possibly erroneously) hung for the crime. All his happened here in Ottawa and it’s the subject of Pierre Brault’s enormously popular one-man show - Blood on the Moon. We’ve got the preview!