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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
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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

Call for Applications: Odyssey Theatre’s Youth Apprenticeship Program

Posted on April 18, 2018
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By Kate Carmanico Odyssey Theatre is looking for committed, enthusiastic students with a passion for the arts to join our company this as this summer’s Youth Apprentices. The Youth Apprenticeship Program provides a unique opportunity for high school and university students to explore their creative interests and gain experience with a professional theatre company. Through specialized workshops and learning placements led by talented industry professionals, student receive hands-on training and mentorship in all aspects of
By Kate Carmanico On April 9th, a group of over 20 independent performing artists, local theatre organizations and members of the Indigenous community gathered at the Arts Court for an exciting evening of dance and dialogue. The information session, co-hosted by Odyssey Theatre, the Ottawa Fringe Festival and members of the Culture Intersection group in collaboration with the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA), was organized with an aim to build relationships between both communities and