Panels, Parties, and New Play Readings

Presented by Ottawa Fringe.


Photo credit: Andrew Alexander

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
8:00pm at Arts Court Studio

Following the performance of The Pipeline Project, help us kick off the 2018 undercurrents festival the right way: with sweet beats and savoury treats, courtesy of DJ AL Connors and The Albion Rooms. Admission is free.


THE ‘AFTER’ PARTY

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
10:30pm at Arts Court Studio

Stay up late! After the final show of the night we’ll keep the party going with dancing – and a pop up performance or two. Plan on calling in sick to work on Thursday. Admission is free.


FRIDAY BEERS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

FEBRUARY 9 & 16
5:00pm at Arts Court Studio

Join us each Friday for a 5 à 7 with Ottawa’s theatre community, featuring panels and discussions focused on the local industry. Admission is free. Cash bar. MORE DETAILS

Feb 9 – The Pipeline Project Talk Forward
Director Chelsea Haberlin invites guest speakers from the world of business, politics and activism to respond to The Pipeline Project, then leads a facilitated conversation with the audience and performers, before Friday’s 7:00pm performance.

Feb 16 – Panel discussion:  Get a grant!
We’ve invited grant officers from the municipal, provincial, and federal levels to speak about the granting process. Get pro tips and have your questions answered by the people who read hundreds of applications per year.


TALKBACKS

Each Arts Court Theatre show features a Talkback with the show’s creators immediately following one performance.

Check the SCHEDULE for to find out when each takes place. Admission is free.


NEW PLAY TUESDAY

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
7:00pm at Arts Court Studio

A staged reading of plays-in-progress, offering audiences a first look at new work by Ottawa playwrights J. Katrina Wong, Pierre Brault, and Joanne John. A short discussion will follow each reading. Admission is free. MORE DETAILS


PACT COLLEAGUE NETWORK INFO SESSION

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
5:30pm at Arts Court Studio

Join us for a drink at undercurrents and learn how the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) can help you!

Engaging with PACT will connect you and/or your company to more than 140 professional theatre companies and a network of theatre professionals across the country who believe in and share our objectives and principles.

And access to PACT is changing. There are now three new Colleague categories for individuals and companies: Individual Colleagues, Organizational Colleagues (for non-producing companies) and Student Colleagues. Please join us to learn more about our Colleague Network and other levels of membership. PACT is a great resource that can make a meaningful difference to your professional network. And there just might be free cookies!

Hosted by Eric Coates (GCTC), Judi Pearl (NAC English Theatre) and undercurrents


WINTER PATIO PARTY

Saturday, February 17
3:00-7:00pm at The Albion Rooms

Start your patio season early by spending a winter afternoon on the Albion Rooms patio with food, friends, and drinks.

Co-presented by The Albion Rooms, Downtown Rideau BIA/Chill Factor, and Dominion City Brewing Co. Free admission. Cash bar & menu offerings.


CLOSING NIGHT PARTY


Photo credit: Andrew Alexander

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17
11:15pm at Arts Court Studio

Dance the 2018 festival away with DJ AL Connors one. more. time. Admission is free.