Odyssey Theatre is renowned for bringing the magical experience of Theatre Under the Stars to Strathcona Park, but the 32-year-old company is going beyond its borders with two new community projects that will foster Ottawans’ creativity and leave a green legacy. The company believes that art is possibility, a vehicle for contributing to the community, and for everyone. Continue reading
Ottawa’s Odyssey Theatre is recruiting Stittsville residents and community arts groups to participate in Spreading Roots, a community art project in conjunction with AOE Arts Council’s Neighbourhood Arts 150 project.
The group is holding an initial meeting on Thursday, May 4, upstairs at Sobey’s at 7pm.
Spreading Roots is Odyssey’s theatre-based community arts project that aims to draw together elders, children, youth and adults to create a pageantry celebration of their neighbourhood trees. The group is one of twelve artists and arts organizations celebrating Canada 150 and Ontario 150.
Together with professional artists and environmentalists, community members will create a performance event that recognizes and celebrates their neighbourhood trees as members of their community through storytelling, theatre, dance and song, and which culminates in welcoming and planting new trees in their community. Continue reading