SPirit Arts NightS start this Sunday, September 23rd!

Faith and Arts Ottawa will be hosting three, FREE, faith and arts workshops called SPirit Art NightS, or “SPANS”, this fall.

“SPANS” are for stretching our spiritual and artistic horizons.

Join us for these Sunday evening sessions, starting this Sunday, September 23, 2018 to experience a different spiritual artist each month:

September 23 from 7 to 9 pm 

Linda Privitera and “Spiritual Autobiographies – Mapping our Lives” (collage art)

Southminster United Church (15 Aylmer Ave.), in The Parlour (Bank and Aylmer)

October 21 from 7 to 9 pm 

Janet Tulloch and “Photography and the Cosmos” (photography)

Southminster United Church (15 Aylmer Ave.), in The Parlour (Bank and Aylmer)

November 18 from 7 to 9 pm 

Erin Burns and “Moving away from perfectionism” (process art)

Glebe-St. James United Church (650 Lyon St. South), in the Lounge (First and Lyon)

 

No art experience is necessary to participate in these workshops. Snacks and refreshments will be provided at each session.

Cost: It’s FREE!

Participant age range: for individuals ages 13 and up.

To register: email faithandartsottawa@gmail.com with your name, contact number, and session(s) you are interested in attending. Space is limited.

Questions: contact Ashley (our administrator) at faithandartsottawa@gmail.com

We hope you can join us!

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Faith and Arts Ottawa presents “Hope?” this April

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This month, Faith and Arts Ottawa presents their 5th documentary theatre production called “Hope?”.

Beginning with chapters 5 and 6 of Tom Sherwood’s book, Listening to The Echo, as their springboard, the diverse members of the company interacted with the source material and each other to create a new 35-minute piece called “Hope?” which will be followed by a moderated audience-cast talk back session.

Through a variety of voices, “Hope?” explores how hope is found in moments of despair, and how faith helps or hinders us in this journey.

Join us at one of our three presentations of this show:

Join us and explore, what gives you hope?

Fear not this Friday 13th! Join us for Hope: an night of music, discussion and theatre

FINAL Hope Poster - Revised-page-001Spring can be tough time of year.

It’s exams. You might be interviewing for that promising summer job, or you might be moving. Or maybe, you’re just lonely.

Need a break?

Come to an oasis!

Join us on Friday, April 13th at Glebe-St. James United Church (650 Lyon Street South) for “Friday the 13th, Part 2018 – HOPE!” an evening of nourishing the body and spirit, and shining a light of hope into your life!

The evening will include music, pizza, theatre, discussion, more music.

Tom Sherwood, former Carleton University Chaplain, will get us thinking about “Dealing with Stress and Having Hope.”

Faith and Arts Ottawa will present their 5th documentary theatre workshop production, “Hope?”

Willow and the Deep will be performing music at 6 pm and again after the play.

Pizza will provided.

Tickets: $5 per person or $10 for a group of 3 people

Tickets on sale now online (via Eventbrite) and at the door, on the night of the show.

For more information: https://faithandartsottawa.org/spirit-talks/ or www.glebestjames.ca

Got a question? E-mail faithandartsottawa@gmail.com

Trans-Script premieres Sunday at The Gladstone Theatre

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Little did we know two years ago at the Faith and Arts Ottawa workshop series on identity, sexuality and relationships, that Trans-Script would premiere on the big stage at The Gladstone Theatre. At the time, what we knew for sure was that the work we were doing was important, and needed to be talked about more in Ottawa. With cast’s interest to have a scripted show, Eleanor Crowder and Rosemary Nolan went to work to write and weave together the stories shared at the workshops and develop it into a script. Centred on the lives of six characters over the course of a few months, Trans-Script explores how Fiona, Ruth, Alice, Ray, Julian, and Belinda adapt to changes and find new truths about themselves. The stories and characters of Trans-Script pose an essential question: “Is love enough?”

Over the past two years, Trans-Script has been performed at high schools (Sir Wilfred Laurier Secondary School), Carleton University, Algonquin College, uOttawa, churches and church conferences (United Church of Canada Rendez-Vous 2017 in Montreal, the Annual Meeting of Bay of Quinte, United Church of Canada’s Affirm United), and as a workshop for the Ottawa Catholic District School Board principals and vice principals.

We are excited to bring Trans-Script to the big stage, and we hope that you will join us. Showtimes at The Gladstone are Sunday, January 21st and Monday, January 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at The Gladstone Theatre (910 Gladstone Ave.). Tickets available online/in person at The Gladstone Box Office.

Trans-Script at the Gladstone January 21st & 22nd, 2018

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For two nights only, Faith and Arts Ottawa presents Trans-Script at The Gladstone Theatre on Sunday, January 21 and Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

Based on real stories, Trans-Script follows six characters over the course of a few months as they adapt to changes and find new truths about themselves. The stories and characters of Trans-Script pose an essential question: “Is love enough?”

Trans-Script is an original 50-minute play, written by Rosemary Nolan and Eleanor Crowder, that explores love and relationships in the context of transgender experiences. Both evening performances will be followed by a moderated audience-cast talkback.

Content suitable for ages 12+

Tickets: $23/ea., online and in person, from The Gladstone Box Office.

Don’t miss out on this last opportunity to see Trans-ScriptGet your tickets today!

 

Spirit Talks Starts in January 2018!

Faith and Arts Ottawa is launching its fifth documentary theatre workshop series for young adults and adults in January 2018. This workshop series will be led by award-winning actor, playwright and director Eleanor Crowder.

Spirit Talks is an amateur theatre project related to spirituality, religion and young adults. Working with the real words of young adults from Tom Sherwood’s book, Listening to The Echo, interested participants will reflect alone, in pairs and in larger groups to develop monologues, dialogues, skits and choruses that wrestle with the questions and issues that interest them.

Workshop dates: Sunday evenings in January 2018, from 6-9 p.m. (6-7 p.m. dinner and community building; 7-9 p.m. theatre workshop)

January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,
February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th,
March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

How can I join? Register for Spirit Talks online or email faithandartsottawa@gmail.com. Sign-up by January 5, 2018!

Got a question? Contact Ashley, our administrator, at faithandartsottawa@gmail.com.