2008 in the Optative Theatrical Laboratories

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

It’s New Year’s Eve, so what better time to look back on the past year and the year ahead.  2008 was a busy one for OTL on several fronts: Sinking Neptune II: We adapted our verbatim theatre critique of Canada’s “first play” Lescarbot’s Theatre of Neptune in New France and those remounting it, racism against […]

Revolutionary theatre in Rimouski

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

I’ve played in many culture-jams, but never as a videographer and never in a city I was visiting for the first time in my life.  That changed last spring, when I was part of a culture-jam at Tim Hortons in Rimouski. Since 2002, OTL has offered a workshop called Revolutionary Theatre: Culture-Jamming and Theatrical Activism.  […]

Welcome to the OTL blog

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Welcome to the official blog of Optative Theatrical Laboratories.  OTL was founded at the University of Calgary in 1999 and soon moved to Montreal where it has been performing guerilla theatre culture-jams and activist plays ever since. In this space, you will hear about our latest projects, reports from previous theatrical interventions such as our […]