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Marketing
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Oh boy....holiday shopping. We’ve all been there; a lot of us are there right now. You’ve got that person on your list that you’ve wracked your brain about and you still can’t find a gift for them. You’re days out from Christmas Day and all the standard gifts just won’t work: an LCBO gift card is too impersonal; you don’t know what restaurants they like; and they’ve already got plenty of socks. That elusive gift that can satisfy almost anyone is hard to find, but we’re pretty certain we’ve found it.

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48 weeks 3 days ago
Ottawa Fringe Festival
kmccarthykearney's picture

Former GCTC Artistic Associate Patrick Gauthier along with his fabulous team here at Ottawa Fringe have produced #Fringe20 – reprising eight hit shows from past Ottawa Fringes in celebration of the festival’s 20th anniversary. It’s a monthly series of these Fringe Encores, plus film screenings, panels and parties to celebrate 20 years of Fringe in Ottawa! The adventure began in September and culminates in the 21st Ottawa Fringe Festival next June.

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50 weeks 5 days ago
Director
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A political leader receives word that an opponent has called into question the size of his “jousting lance” and impulsively goes on the offensive. No, I’m not talking about Donald Trump, but rather King Henry VIII in Pierre Brault’s WILL SOMERS now playing in the GCTC Studio.

 

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1 year 1 week ago
Actor
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Hello, readers of this GCTC Blog! My name is Sean Baek, and I am a Stage/Film/TV/Voice actor with a career spanning nearly 20 years now, having worked in most places from coast to coast in Canada, and internationally. I was pleasantly surprised to be asked by GCTC to share my experience of working on this production of Kate Hennig's The Last Wife. The play is a “modern” re-telling of the relationship between the famous (or infamous, depending on who you ask) and rather fascinating historical figure, King Henry VIII, and his 6th and last wife, Katherine Parr.

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1 year 2 weeks ago
Dramaturg
Catherine Ballachey's picture

Everyone has a different story of how they found their way to theatre, whether as a performer, writer, designer, or patron. Personally, my grandfather took me to Showboat in Toronto as a toddler, and a few years later, I was cast as a wise-cracking warthog in a certain Disney musical (nailed that role, obviously). Needless to say, I was bit by the theatre bug at a young age and haven’t looked back. Now that I find myself in a management role at a major regional theatre, I’ve started to think about how I can give back to the community.

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1 year 9 weeks ago
Marketing & Development
nmilne's picture

Since joining the GCTC team back in January, I’ve spend a lot of time learning about our donor base. I wanted to learn what compels you to give. And I also wanted to determine if the different ways we show our appreciation for your investment were welcome and useful. I wondered, "Is there more we could be doing to thank you for your loyalty?"

 

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1 year 10 weeks ago
Artistic Direction Intern
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Wow, I never thought I’d be so excited to be working 9 to 5 in an office! In the years since I completed my MFA in directing, I have been working full-time as a freelance theatre artist (oh yeah, and part-time as a yoga teacher). So I’ve spent pretty much all my working hours either in a studio (for both rehearsals and yoga), or reading plays and writing grants on my laptop at home. And in libraries, and coffee shops, and parks, and… you get the idea.

 

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1 year 12 weeks ago
Production
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Every day, people stop me - the Production Manager of GCTC - on the street and ask "Seth, ... SETH, ... SETH ..., ... stop walking away from me.  Tell me how to make a theatre show happen!  How do you do it?  How do you get a set onstage?”.   This happens on Wellington Street West EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

 

Due to the frequency that I receive this aggressive line of questioning from average passerby, I have developed a short handout on how a professional production manager brings a set from script to stage. 

 

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1 year 20 weeks ago