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under development Industry Showcase

February 15th – 18th, 2019 | Arts Court (2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa)

The four-day industry event will bring together artists, producers, and presenters from across the country for networking, discussions, and a showcase of works-in-development and productions by Ottawa artists/collectives – many of which premiered at past undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream festivals.

For a detailed schedule of the Industry Showcase, please click here.

To register for the Industry Showcase, please click here.

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The Shows – Feb 17 & 18

Industry Roundtables – SUNDAY, FEB 17TH

10AM – From access to equity to autonomy: Pathways to presenting dis arts.
Acknowledging the evolution of inclusive practices and vocabulary, panelists will evaluate the accessibility of the Canadian touring circuit.
MODERATOR: Elizabeth Sweeney (QU’ART)
PANELISTS: Artistic Director Michele Decottignies (Chair of the Deaf, Disability & Mad Arts Alliance of Canada); Artistic Producer Clayton Baraniuk (Electric Company Theatre); and Storyteller Kim Kilpatrick (Raising Stanley/Life with Tulia).

11:30AM – Visible Equity and Spaces of Welcome
The panel will focus on the impacts of representation on and off festival stages.
MODERATOR: Elizabeth Sweeney (QU’ART)
PANELISTS: South African artist Jacqui Du Toit (Origin Arts), Indigenous Actor/Comedian Craig Lauzon (Tales of an Urban Indian), Artistic Director JP Longboat (Circadia Indigena)

Fresh Meat Showcase – SUNDAY, FEB 17TH

The Fresh Meat Showcase Cabaret features two of the biggest Fresh Meat hits from the past three years.  Click through for more info and tickets.

Works in Progress Showcase

On Monday, the 18th at 2:00pm the works-in-progress showcase will feature up and coming productions by Ottawa artists.

Tickets and Passes

$20 Click through on the show you want to see, and you’ll be brought to the show schedule and ticketing options.
DAILY PASS $45 Get access to the entire day’s event! 
$150 This gets you full access to all Showcase events including:
Tickets to the Friday & Saturday shows at undercurrents;
VIP access to all Showcase presentations;
under development works-in-progress Showcase;
Industry networking events, panel discussions, and catered meals.