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ANCILLARY PROGRAMMING | 2021

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SATURDAY, MARCH 13 | 11am-2pm
Workshop: Building Access into your Art

Facilitator: Drea
Location: Zoom | Register Here

Are you a local artist wanting to learn about how you can make your shows more inclusive and engaging? Accessible theatre is here to stay because everyone deserves the right to enjoy theatrical experiences.

If you’re unsure where to start, join us for this 3-hour educational workshop with Disability Arts Consultant, Drea. She will share some practical tips and best practices that you can implement starting day one of your artistic process.

Access Note: This workshop will have ASL interpretation, Rev, an AI closed captioning service, Audio Described images, and periodic breaks.

About the Coach
Drea is a disability scholar and theatre-maker. She has a masters from the University of Ottawa. Her thesis focused on disability in mainstream theatre and the shifts, both physical and attitudinal, that are necessary for true inclusion and accessibility of disabled, MAD and Deaf people. She is deeply passionate about making theatre accessible. She has worked in many of the areas in theatre, from box office, to stage management, directing, acting and dramaturgy. As a scholar, she writes and presents papers at conferences, and is currently a co-convenor of the Disability, Pedagogy, and Performance Working Group (DPPWG) with the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR). She also works as an accessibility consultant and specializes in disability dramaturgy. She strives in all her endeavours to make theatre inclusive. Come join her in making inclusion, equity and diversity possible! 


TUESDAY, MARCH 16 | 7-8:30pm
New Play Tuesday feat. Playwright’s in Quarantine Unit

Teaser ALERT! You will be among the first to hear new theatre scripts being developed by Ottawa playwrights. Since October, we’ve been regularly meeting with six promising local artists in a peer-supported playwriting unit – virtually, of course.

We now invite you to listen to excerpts of their scripts-in-development. Each playwright will share excerpts of their work. The event duration is 1.5-hour.


SATURDAY, MARCH 20 | 5-7pm
Artist Round Table

Join this year’s festival artists as they talk about making theatre during a pandemic; the ups, the downs, and the celebration of creative problem-solving.

The Artists
Sarah Conn
Jacqui du Toit
Madeleine Hall
Franco Pang & Alli Harris
Megan Piercey Monafu
Kate Smith & Scottie Irving


SATURDAY, MARCH 20 | 9:30-11:30
Closing Night Party with @MUSICBYJAYEL

Join us on Gather Town; a virtual party space where you can mix and mingle with the YOW theatre community. A sign up form for Closing Night Party is coming soon.

MusicbyJayel is a DJ and producer in the process of making a mark on the music scene with her many talents. Sharing her passion for music with others, MusicbyJayel loves to mix Hip Hop, EDM, pop, Soca and Reggae. She is co-founder of Whine N’ Grind alongside DJ TRINIDADDY. 

Social Media: @musicbyjayel

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