Cast member Jessica Rousseau did a terrific interview about godVERBATIM in Ottawa Xtra. Powerfully honest and very moving, as well as a great plug for the show. Here are a few quotes to whet your appetite, and a link to the whole article.
“Our goal with this performance is really to present the idea that despite having different beliefs, or maybe no beliefs, you can still connect with another person on the basis that we’re all spiritually searching,” she says. “We definitely are being very tactful with the material because we want to present the positive side, the good that can come of this rather than the critical aspects of it, which has been done so many times.”
“Rousseau says having a safe, creative space to express being queer and being Christian has been cathartic. She was also able to share the experience with her fiancé and fellow cast member, Laura Lake, who is trans.”
“What I like about [godVerbatim] is definitely how free and open Faith and Arts Ottawa has allowed us to be, in keeping with the Fringe mandate that anything goes,” she says. “Some of these experiences are very radical or harsh or strange, and we have a place to tell them here, which is really cool.”
godVERBATIM is playing at St. Paul’s Eastern United Church on June 20, 21, 22, and 26, 27 & 28.
More information at godVERBATIM.ca.
Tickets at the Ottawa Fringe Festival box office.