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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 24 weeks ago
Artistic Direction Intern
bsteinberg's picture

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 26 weeks ago
Production
sgerry's picture

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 34 weeks ago
Propeller Dance
Shara Weaver's picture

Circuit began as an experiment adapting West African dance vocabulary for an integrated company, and combining these with contemporary movements offered by the dancers through improvisation tasks. 
I'm so grateful for the range of dance technique in this eclectic group of dancers and the intricate and passionate sounds of DRUMHAND, TO. All of the artists working in Circuit have brought a ton to the work.  

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1 year 36 weeks ago
Propeller Dance
rchartier's picture

My name is Robert Chartier, and I am a company dancer with Propeller Dance. I am in a piece in our upcoming production ROAR that was created a few years ago by Liz Winkelaar as part of the New Choreographer's Program. I get to play Ian Dury, a 70's punk musician from England. I get to grow my beard out like a 70's rock star, and I get to be cheeky and full of attitude. Liz named her piece Spasticus, after a 1981 song 'Spasticus Autisticus' by Drury, a word play on the Roman gladiator Spartacus, Drury's own epilepsy spasms, and the uniting theme of just wanting to be free.

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1 year 37 weeks ago
Lawyer Play
Janice Payne's picture

Once again, Ottawa’s legal community has joined forces with the GCTC to present the Annual Lawyer Play.  Twenty-six lawyers have been cast in The Mouse That Roared, a delightful heart-warming comedy that promises to be one of our best.

 

The cast includes lawyers from private practice and the public sector with a range of experience from those at the beginning of their careers to some of the most senior.  Recently appointed Justice Peter Doody is also back with us this year in one of his most hilarious roles yet.

 

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1 year 38 weeks ago
Playwright
Beverley Cooper's picture

I wanted to write a play about political apathy. In the Fall of 2011, I had just started working on my MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph. I was taking a class from the extraordinary playwright Judith Thompson and we students had to write a full-length play in a matter of months. Judith is a playwright who writes very instinctually, viscerally, and she encourages her students to let the writing flow.  I had no choice but to jump into the writing pool and get wet. 

 

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1 year 44 weeks ago
Artists' Committee
epearlman's picture

This June 5th, the GCTC will be hosting its annual fundraising Bike-A-Thon, and we are currently on the look out for supporters and cyclists.

 

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1 year 46 weeks ago