Ottawa Theatre Challenge


Celebrate World Theatre Day with the Fools and Friends!

The Ottawa Theatre Challenge returns for it’s 17th year in a new venue! Doors open at 7pm and for a few hilarious hours the coveted Rubber Chicken Award will roost in residence but not for long… One company alone will have something to crow about when they take home the title of Best Theatre Company in Ottawa.

The Ottawa Theatre Challenge, hosted each year by a Company of Fools, is a celebration of International World Theatre Day. The Challenge brings together theatre companies from across the region providing an opportunity for artists to raise funds for The AFC (Actors Fund of Canada) – the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry.

a Company of Fools wrested the title from May Can Theatre last year. The Fools will return to defend the title from a slew of challengers representing Ottawa’s theatre companies. Their quest: to create and present original works of theatre based on three items of inspiration in a total of 48 hours. The competition will be fierce with feathers flying, sullying the atmosphere around the highly bribable judges!

For information on how you can donate funds or prizes, or have your theatre company can participate, email