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under development


Supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, under development is the Ottawa Fringe’s new play development program, inviting local artists/collectives to work on their new creation pieces in residence at Arts Court for a year.  

under development offers rehearsal/creation space and access to professional development opportunities, workshops, and Fringe resources. Participants have the freedom to create based on their own process and timeline, with access to resources on an as needed/requested basis. under development participants meet regularly with Fringe staff and as a group for updates and to share their work.


This year, at the 2020 undercurrents festival, we are presenting the Discovery Series!  Discovery Series is programmed with three works-in-progress shows from under development.  All shows are <1 hr, and take place in the Library Studio.

Read more about each show by clicking on it:
Home Sweet…Something
Honey Dew Me




Is under development right for you?
You are…

    • Looking to develop and produce a new work that has plans or is already under development (see what we did there?).
    • Committed to living and working in Ottawa.
    • Willing to work in a collaborative and flexible environment with other groups.
  • Able to commit to a number of workshops and meetings between within the year. 

Sound like a good fit? Get in touch with us.

Brittany Johnston                      Patrick Gauthier
Program Coordinator                 Festival Director
613 232 6162 x 207                    613 232 6162 x 101

The under development program is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.