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INDUSTRY EVENTS | 2020

Industry Events

Join us at Arts Court on Saturdays where we’re running a series of Industry-focused events that will bring together local artists and producers for networking, discussions, and performances. 

All events are free (unless indicated), but please RSVP so we know how many to expect.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

INDUSTRY BREAKFAST
10:00AM
ARTS COURT STUDIO

Early-birds can enjoy a light breakfast and chat with their pals before the day’s events begin. RSVP

PANEL: OTTAWA THEATRE 2020
10:30AM
ARTS COURT STUDIO

Let’s get REAL. As 2020 begins, what is the state of Ottawa’s theatre scene – will a new decade bring new opportunities? How can we avoid repeating past mistakes? What can we do to build a vibrant, inclusive community?    

A discussion about aesthetics, accessibility, inclusion, censorship, funding, criticism, burnout… and more.

Moderated by Patrick Gauthier & Brit Johnston. RSVP

CRIPPLED* BY PAUL DAVID POWER
1:00PM
ARTS COURT THEATRE

It’s your last chance to see the show in Ottawa before they head back east. The performance will be followed by a talkback, moderated by Brit Johnston. 

*a ticket is required to attend this performance 

DISCOVERY SERIES PERFORMANCES: HOME SWEET…SOMETHING* and BETH-ANNE*
2:30 & 4:00PM
ARTS COURT LIBRARY

Our 2020 Discovery Series wraps up with the second (and final) performances of a new satire by local creators Ayesha Chubb, Zaakirah Chubb, and Ludmylla Reis; and Monica Bradford-Lea and Nick Leno’s solo physical comedy. Stop horsing around – see these shows!

(and make sure to stick around for the Discovery Series group talkback at 5:30)

*tickets are required to attend these performance

INDUSTRY 5à7
5:00PM
ARTS COURT STUDIO

End your day with a drink and snack… and the Discovery Series group talkback! Associate Festival Director Brit Johnston will chat with the creators of Beth-Anne, Home Sweet… Something, and Honey Dew Me about the process of making their shows and the Ottawa creation scene. RSVP


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

INDUSTRY BREAKFAST
10:00AM
ARTS COURT STUDIO

Up early this weekend? Head to down Arts Court for croissants and conversation before the day’s events begin. RSVP

PANEL: UNDERCURRENTS 2030
10:30AM
ARTS COURT STUDIO

Ottawa’s festival of theatre below the mainstream is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020 – and now we’re looking ahead to the next 10 years. We want to hear from YOU.  How do you imagine undercurrents 2030? 

Join festival staff and artists for a town hall community consultation on the future of undercurrentsRSVP

PERFORMANCES: KITT & JANE(…)* and CARDINAL*
1:00 & 3:00PM
ARTS COURT THEATRE

Last day of the festival! Binge as much theatre as you can! Each performance will be followed by a talkback.

*tickets are required to attend these performances 

INDUSTRY 5à7
5:00PM
ARTS COURT STUDIO

Unwind with friends and colleagues as we prepare to close out the 2020 undercurrents festival. Feeling hardcore? Stick around for the evening performances and our closing night party. RSVP

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