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Ottawa: undercurrents announces its 2022 lineup

Friday, February 11, 2022

The undercurrents Theatre Festival will run from April 20 to April 30.

Things you can expect to see:

• one world premiere

• one digital presentation

• two discovery series offerings

• a whole lot of in-person theatre!

Produced by Ottawa Fringe, our winter festival showcases the best original, contemporary theatre created by local, national and international artists.

Festival founders, The Great Canadian Theatre Company, originally hosted from 2011–2014. Now, undercurrents takes place in Ottawa’s downtown core at Arts Court.

Since 2011, undercurrents has hosted 21 world premieres and presented 17 productions as part of their under development program.

The Shows for 2022:

My Good Friend Jay

Created & Performed by Montana Adams

The Persistent Stain

Parry Riposte Productions

Created by Geoff McBride & Margo MacDonald

Performed by Margo MacDonald, Geoff McBride, Nick DiGaetano, & Trevor Lubin

Directed by Patrick Gauthier

a World Premiere

Something in the Water

Scantily Glad Theatre

Created & Performed by S.E. Grummett

Stage Managed by Sam Kruger

With collaborations by Mind of a Snail Puppet Co., Deanna Fleysher, Holly Brinkman, Kenn McLeod, Charlie Peters & Alyssa Billingsley

This production will be presented virtually.

Me, Vivien Leigh and the Roller Rink

Lucy van Oldenbarneveld / Roller Queens Collective

Created & Performed by Lucy van Oldenbarneveld

Directed & Dramaturged by Kate Smith

Tita Jokes

Tita Collective

Created & Performed by the Tita Collective


Cart Before the Horse Theatre

Music by Martin Dawagne

Voice by Magan Carty

Directed by Martin Dawagne


Written & Performed by Alli Harris

Directed by AL Connors

Part of the Discovery Series

Grocery Store

Other[ed] Productions

Created by Ryan Pepper & Isabela Solis-Lozano

Performed by Alicia Plummer

Directed by Isabela Solis-Lozano

Part of the Discovery Series