CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: STAGE MANAGER The Bonds of Interest by Jacinto Benavente Directed by Laurie Steven, Artistic Director Odyssey Theatre is celebrating its 34th season as Ottawa’s premier professional open-air theatre. We produce award-winning mask and movement-based performances that blend classic and contemporary art forms and incorporate diverse cultures and traditions from around the world. Our annual Theatre Under the Stars series transforms Ottawa’s beautiful Strathcona Park into a theatre venue that welcomes thousands
  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FUNDING FOR PHYSICAL THEATRE WRITERS AND CREATORS 2018 Odyssey Theatre is accepting applications to support the creation of new works by theatre artists and collectives on behalf of the Ontario Arts Council through the Recommender Grant for Theatre Creators Program. Odyssey welcomes applications from all professional writers and creators and encourages submissions from culturally diverse artists and collectives. Deadline to apply: December 17th 2018 What is Odyssey Theatre looking for? Odyssey
Passionate about theatre and the arts? Odyssey Theatre is seeking an Arts Management Intern. Send us your application by September 7, 2018. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in theatre and the arts, who wants to gain training and experience in managing an arts or non-profit organization. We are looking for a well-organized, dynamic and energetic person who wants to contribute to the growth of the Company. Candidates should be passionate about

Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia Reviews

Posted on August 3, 2018
The reviews are in! Check out all the coverage of our summer show, Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia below: Review: Mother Nature permitting, latest Odyssey offering is limber night of theatre, by Peter Robb of Artsfile Review: Lysistrata in the New World, by Alvina Ruprecht of Capital Critics Circle Other Coverage A Greek classic about a sex strike, recast and reconsidered in the age of #metoo, by Lynn Saxberg of The Ottawa Citizen Biking to

A Brief History of Commedia dell’Arte

Posted on April 23, 2018
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Photo from Odyssey’s The Financier (2014). by Chris King Where Did Commedia Dell’Arte Originate? There is no easy answer to this and it is still the subject of much debate (you’ll find plenty of that on YouTube with a basic search of Commedia dell’Arte). But historians seem to agree on a few possibilities. One is the theatre of Atellan Farce, taken from Roman fables that revolved around crass and ridiculous physical comedy, a prominent feature