What's Up Weekend 2: Even More Where That Came From

More brews, shows, hosts and even better yet: more parties. Here’s what in store for Weekend 2 of Fresh Meat 8.


Why not choose Pay-What-You-Choose Thursday?

First time at the fest and wanna try out something new? Millionth time at the fest and wanna save that hard earned cash to spend at the festival bar? Got some extra pocket money this week and feel like leaving a generous donation, or even covering the ticket price for a friend? Well have we got a Pay-What-You-Choose Thursday for YOU!

Reminder that all all tickets sold in-person at the door on Thursday nights were Pay-What-You-Choose and $20 General Admission and $15 Student tickets will still be available for Friday & Saturday nights.


HOSTS

Thursday, Oct 17: Maryse Malazdrewicz Fernandes

Birds of a feather… flock to Fresh Meat 8, where Maryse will be hosting on Thursday night. Photo by the artist.

Birds of a feather… flock to Fresh Meat 8, where Maryse will be hosting on Thursday night. Photo by the artist.

Maryse Malazdrewicz Fernandes is an Ottawa based actor, physical theatre performer, clown, and writer. She was a dramatic arts student at Canterbury High School and went on to attend the acting programme at the National Theatre School of Canada. She has worked with numerous local theatre companies, including Odyssey Theatre and Cart Before the Horse. She has also participated as an artist in the Ottawa Tactics Series, Fresh Meat 7, Undercurrents Festival, and The Magnetic North Theatre Festival. When Maryse is not onstage, she can be found boogieing in her kitchen, crossing the street to pet your dog, and collaborating with Ottawa's Aplombusrhombus on upcoming creations.

Friday, Oct 18: Alan Shain

The smoothest operator in town, Alan Shain joins us on Friday as the hostest with the mostest. Photo by Tristan Brand.

The smoothest operator in town, Alan Shain joins us on Friday as the hostest with the mostest. Photo by Tristan Brand.

Alan Shain is a multidisciplinary, independent disability artist based in Ottawa. He began his career in stand-up comedy, but rapidly expanded his performance repertoire to also include dance, theatre and storytelling. He has performed across Canada and the US, as well as in England, Australia and Taiwan. He has been performing for more than 20 years.

His artistic vision is to disrupt the normalization of impairment through daring artistic innovation in both content and form. His artistic practice promotes counter-cultural perspectives of "the disability experience". His artistic reputation is built on pushing artistic, cultural and political boundaries.

Saturday, Oct 19: Alli Harris

O Captain, My Captain: Alli Harris joins us for our closing night. Photo by the artist.

O Captain, My Captain: Alli Harris joins us for our closing night. Photo by the artist.

Alli Harris is an actor, musician and comedian living in Ottawa. Most recently, Alli composed the original music for Company of Fools production of Romeo and Juilet. Alli received two Prix Rideau awards (Emerging Artist and Best New Work) for her solo-musical-comedy High School High. She also mixed and created the music for No More Mr. Rice Guy for the first weekend of Fresh Meat!

Alli's solo musical Christmas album is dropping December 15th on all platforms, and you can see her premiere her album, opening for Mike Delamont's God Is A Scottish Drag Queen December 15th at Arts Court! Alli is also a part of Uproar which is a Ottawa based multi-disciplinary dedicated to uplifting voices of female identifying and non-binary artists, Applications are open in the new year, so keep your eyes peeled!

Closing Night Party: DJ Seiizmikk

DJ Seiizmikk rockin’ it at Megaphono’s Heritage Artist Showcase.

DJ Seiizmikk rockin’ it at Megaphono’s Heritage Artist Showcase.

We’re so pumped to share that DJ SEIIZMIKK will be spinning the dopest beats at our closing night party on Saturday. Can’t wait till then to get groovin’? Check out Seiizmikk’s insta @seiiizmikk & soundcloud.

Of course, the Dominion City suds will be flowing that night too 😎

Shoutout: Our Sponsors & Supporters

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THE SHOWS: Weekend 2

Call Me By Your Ndn Name: The Unsolicited Special, created by, written by and starring Randy Schmucker

cinciP (/kin-kip/), created & performed by Robin Star Breiche & Connor Price-Kelleher

Permissible, created/written by Brooke Trealout, performed by Noah Marcus & Brooke Trealout, Direction by Carley Richards, and Dramaturgy by Aly Murphy

Clurmate Churnge, created & performed by AL Connors & Richard Gélinas

MILK, Brit Johnston - Creator & Performer | Amanda Logan - Creator & Performer | A Red Rabbits & Toasted Theatre Collaboration

Man Eating Bug, written & directed by Tim Mayhead will be running in the Little Black Box all weekend

As always, information on these shows & all the other happenings at the festival can be found on our website.


Fresh Meat 8 Weekend Two runs Thursday October 17 - Saturday October 17.

Tickets available online and at the door. Doors at 7, shows at 7:30.

Love,

Fresh Meat