Three steps forward? Ottawa venues welcome reopening but still look to a better fall
Step 3 in Ontario’s reopening plan is opening the door to a return to performances in theatres and other venues, but it’s not back to normal yet.
COVID consequences: Ontario arts organizations rally against “unfair” reopening restrictions
Arts groups across Ontario are expressing concern about the province’s reopening plan and the limitations it places on performance.
Performing artists profoundly punished by the pandemic, arts groups say
The impact of the pandemic on performing artists has been profound, arts organizations say
The 25th Hour: Spreading laughs, not germs
Stand-Up Comedy with Pierre Brault has offered stand-up classes for those looking to break into the art. Now, it serves a new purpose during the pandemic.
Saying goodbye to the Bytowne underlines importance of supporting small cinemas
Following announcement of its closure, the Bytowne Cinema is proof why we shouldn’t take our city’s slowly-disappearing gems for granted.
Faces of change: Jessica Ruano advocates for the arts community in Ottawa and abroad
Capital Current continues its occasional series profiling some of the people who are making a difference in our community: From theatre to community support to journalism, Jessica Ruano has worked to pave the way for younger artists in Canada and abroad. In 2006, she founded the Ottawa Arts Newsletter in response to what she felt was a lack of local…
Ottawa theatres in forced intermission because of COVID-19 closures
Not being able to attend live theatre is becoming a major issue for smaller theatre companies.
Ottawa Fringe steps onto a digital stage
Ottawa Fringe organizers have announced they will hold this year’s festival virtually. How are organizers and participating artists adapting to the performing arts in the time of COVID-19?
First season of NAC’s Indigenous Theatre winds down; artists hope for expanding opportunities
With the first season of the NAC’s Indigenous Theatre program winding down, Indigenous artists hope the spotlight remains and representation continues.
Play called Honey Dew Me thrives despite Facebook ad rules
A play about the surveillance of gay public servants in the 1950s has an ad blocked by Facebook.
25th Hour: The Queen of Drag
Balancing work and a social life is hard enough. Add being one of Ottawa’s top drag queens to the mix. Adrianna Exposée is taking over the drag scene one performance at a time. This story was originally published on 25th Hour.
A Rocky Horror: Local theatre may lose the cult classic
Capital Current goes to what very well may be the last halloween showings of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show at Ottawa’s Mayfair Theatre.