Director
Geoff McBride's picture

I think I said yes before he finished asking the question.

In the late fall Artistic Director Eric Coates had called me up to his office. The previous evening he’d had been at a meeting with the Lawyer Play Committee and they had made a couple of decisions about the 2017 Lawyer Play fundraiser hosted by GCTC. First, they had decided they wanted to do MacBeth; second, they wanted me to direct. Was I interested?

 

Yes. Certainly, yes.

 

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1 year 3 weeks ago
Artistic Direction Intern
bsteinberg's picture

So, January is a fantastic time to be at GCTC. There is so much going on - Brooke Johnson’s Trudeau Stories is running on the mainstage, Les Passants is in rehearsal, and prep for 1979 is underway both here in Ottawa and in Niagara-on-the-Lake. And that’s just the mainstage shows! Up in the office, we’re hard at work putting together next year’s season, while down in the lobbies, we’ve got pre-show events like Chefs & Shows and Prologue, and post-show events like … drum roll, please … Late Night in the Lobby.

 

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1 year 5 weeks ago
Dramaturg
Catherine Ballachey's picture

Have you been to one of our Community Nights lately? (Also known as the second preview or the first Wednesday of each show) Well, you may have noticed something a little different going on. Perhaps a couple of microphones set up as you walked in the door? Or echoes of an interesting conversation bouncing off the walls? Well, that’s the GCTC Prologue, a new, engaging pre-show event that is free to the public and hosted by Sandra Abma! The next one is coming up on Wednesday, January 11th at 6:45pm, and I’d like to tell you a little bit about it.

 

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1 year 6 weeks ago
Marketing
asoobrian's picture

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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1 year 10 weeks 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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1 year 12 weeks ago
Director
aconnors's picture

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 15 weeks 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 16 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 23 weeks ago