Flying the Nest: 3 Fresh Meat alums @ UNDERCURRENTS 2016

Did you know that the Ottawa Fringe (for which you can still put your name in the lottery until Dec 1st!) produces a winter festival?

Of course you did, because you're hip, cool, and in the know about all the local artsy business in town, so you're already thinking about UNDERCURRENTS, happening February 10 - 20, 2016 whose chill tagline is "Theatre below the mainstream."

Shoutout to Gregg Clark (Communications Manager at the Ottawa Fringe) for these trill festival guides/knowing how to make a font upside down.

Shoutout to Gregg Clark (Communications Manager at the Ottawa Fringe) for these trill festival guides/knowing how to make a font upside down.

But what you might not know is that three Fresh Meat alumni will be gracing the Undercurrents stage. Egodeath Theatre, F&F Theatre, and Resounding Scream Theatre will all be keeping Undercurrents fresh this year. Keep on readin' on to find out more.


LISTEN TO ME //

Resounding Scream Theatre //

Stephanie Henderson and Catherine Ballachey //

Ottawa/Vancouver //

Eight tickets available per performance

SYNOPSIS

How many times have you looked at your phone today? Checked a text or sent one? Updated your status on Facebook? Read a Buzzfeed listicle? At the bus stop, waiting in line at Starbucks, even while walking to work or out with friends. How many missed connections, opportunities and relationships does this create? Listen to Me is an opportunity to step away from digital personas. To allow for possibility.

Audiences join an exclusive "speed-dating event" in the Arts Court Studio. Guests will speed-date the performers in pursuit of conversation that heads into deeper waters than just smalltalk. But the audience member always has the upper hand. The choice of how much to engage, or divulge, is always in your control.

REVIEWS

"Visitors should also expect surprises and broken expectations. A conversation can begin with date-like small talk, but could (and will) suddenly turn on its head, submersed in an existing relationship." –Boaz Joseph, The Surrey Leader

We couldn't not include this rad pic of Resounding Scream's Joseph and Amarise from Fresh Meat 4. Pictured L to R (Back): Danielle Savoie, Jake William Smith, Chandel Gambles, and (Front) Alain G. Chauvin.

We couldn't not include this rad pic of Resounding Scream's Joseph and Amarise from Fresh Meat 4. Pictured L to R (Back): Danielle Savoie, Jake William Smith, Chandel Gambles, and (Front) Alain G. Chauvin.


FORSTNER AND FILLISTER PRESENT:

FORSTNER AND FILLISTER IN:

FORSTNER AND FILLISTER //

F&F Theatre //

Will Somers, David Benedict Brown, and Melanie Karin Brown //

Ottawa //

PWYC Admission

Fresh Meat-ers Will Somers and David Benedict Brown (under the direction of Melanie Karin Brown) lookin' oh-so-charming.

Fresh Meat-ers Will Somers and David Benedict Brown (under the direction of Melanie Karin Brown) lookin' oh-so-charming.

SYNOPSIS

Forstner and Fillister are brothers. Forstner and Fillister are woodworkers. They want to teach you what they know. They know a great deal. You are very lucky to have them here to teach you. Forstner knows a great deal more than Fillister. Fillister is happy to be here.

The brothers do their best to lead you through a woodworking lesson... but anger and jealousy get in the way. Love is a lot like furniture: is it worth the effort to fix it?

Learn basic woodworking skills, maybe even touch a power tool or two. Just be sure to get out of the way before the insults and wood chips start to fly!

N.B. Advance tickets are not available. PWYC admission at the door.

REVIEWS

"Pure entertainment... Forstner & Fillister prevails. The use of real tools on stage is dangerous enough to be exciting."

–Brie McFarlane, New Ottawa Critics

"Impressive talent and a whole lot of funny." –Kevin Reid, The Visitorium

"A very funny and very well executed show... A very good comedy, definitely worth seeing."
–Rajka Stefanovska, Capital Critics' Circle


New Play Tuesday //

Norah Paton //

Egodeath Theatre //

Ottawa //

One in a series of new works in-development for Undercurrents

Pictured: Norah Paton kicking butt on the Fresh Meat 4 stage. (Photo Credit: MJ Gervais)

Pictured: Norah Paton kicking butt on the Fresh Meat 4 stage. (Photo Credit: MJ Gervais)

Theatre under the mainstream is all about encouraging new and innovative theatre creation (just like another little festival we know...) which is why their New Play Tuesday initiative is so exciting!

Artists are invited to present a reading of a new work in-development, and this year Ottawa's own Norah Paton is one of those shooting starts to be selected.

Keep your eyes peeled for more info.


The 6th annual Undercurrents Festival is brought to you by the Ottawa Fringe, featuring the best contemporary theatre from local and visiting artists.

The festival runs February 10 - 20, 2016.

Since 2011, undercurrents has brought to stage 11 world premieres. Festival partner and founders GCTC hosted from 2011–2014.

The 2016 line-up, tickets and passes are available at www.undercurrentsfestival.ca