Articles tagged with: MiCasa Theatre
Nine months after opening the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans, Christine Tremblay again has that gleam in her eye of a new idea, the look that makes the city’s arts administrators shiver with anticipation. They first saw it 20 years ago when Tremblay started lobbying for an arts centre in eastern Ottawa, and they know she can be relentless. Her next project is less specific than a building, but even more daring.
Nick Di Gaetano calls them dramaturges, the two women who now define Ottawa theatre: Lise Ann Johnson and Emily Pearlman. The awards they won last night at The Rideau Awards at De La Salle High School weren’t for a dramaturge’s mentoring, rather an indication of how engaging the local stage is becoming under the influence of superb storytellers.
So maybe now it’s time to get Emily Pearlman squarely on your radar. Since returning to Ottawa, Pearlman has shown up a great deal in theatre talk; at last summer’s fringe festival, she was the main talk, and her work in Countries Shaped Like Stars is still emitting buzz in the southern United States from its run nearly a month ago.
So it’s no surprise that when the Rideau Awards nominees for Ottawa/Gatineau’s professional theatre were announced last night, Pearlman’s name kept sticking out: nominations for best performance by a female, …