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undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream

Wednesday, December 11 from
5:00 – 7:00 pm in the
Upper Lobby of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre
1233 Wellington Street West

Please join us as Festival Director Patrick Gauthier
will announce the line-up of plays that will be featured in the 2014
undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream festival

Refreshments and cash bar will be available

RSVP to: associate@gctc.ca

undercurrents: theatre below the mainstream is GCTC’s festival of independent theatre. Held in GCTC’s Studio Theatre in February, undercurrents showcases the best in indie theatre from Ottawa and across the country.

Keeping true to the festival’s title of “theatre below the mainstream”, undercurrents programming reflects the growing diversity of Canadian theatrical practice, presenting shows that differ in form, content, and creation method. Over the past three years the festival has presented six world premieres as well as provided a platform to artists who are in the final stages of their creation processes. 

Festival History

Bread (THUNK Theatre; Ottawa, ON)
Hip Hop Shakespeare Live Music Videos! (411 Dramaturgy Co.; Ottawa, ON)
Ladies of the Lake (Skeleton Key Theatre; Ottawa, ON)
Little Iliad (Evan Weber and Frank Cox-O’Connell; Toronto, ON; in association with the                 Cork Midsummer Festival and the Banff Centre)
Little Orange Man (SNAFU Dance Theatre; Victoria, BC)
The Public Servant (Theatre Columbus; Toronto, ON)
SKIN (Deluxe Hot Sauce; Ottawa, ON)


...and then it happens (Two Little Birds; Ottawa, ON)
Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box (Nightswimming; Toronto, ON)
Falling Open (Emergence Productions; Ottawa, ON)
Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show (Architect Theatre; Toronto, ON)
LIVE From the Belly of a Whale (Mi Casa Theatre; Ottawa, ON)
WeeTube 5400 (Theatre Replacement; Vancouver BC)


Bifurcate Me (Theatre 4.669; Ottawa, ON)
Hardways (Essential Collective Theatre; St. Catharines, ON)
My Pregnant Brother (Freestanding Productions; Montreal, QC)
Shadows (Queen Mab / Parry Riposte; Ottawa, ON)
SPENT (Theatre Smith-Gilmour; Toronto, ON)
This is a Recording (Ditto Productions; Ottawa, ON)

Want to be a part of undercurrents? A formal call for applications is circulated in late April each year, with a deadline of early July. However, artists and companies wishing to have their work considered for undercurrents can contact the Festival Director year-round at associate@gctc.ca. Programming decisions are made in the late summer/early fall.