In 2011, Obviously, A Theatre Company, a new company created by emerging Ottawan artists, hit the Ottawa scene with a bang. In working with young dynamic artists, Obviously strives to showcase the talents of the next generation and focus on the linguistic duality of Ottawa.
Obviously, A Theatre Company doesn't use large realist sets, expensive costumes or fancy special effects. In a world where cinema has made it possible for real life to be recreated flawlessly, Obviously chooses to put our emphasis on the organic actor and the dangers of live performance, and all this, while mixing theatre traditions from both official languages. Theatre for the bicultural.
Our permanent team:
Dillon Orr (Artistic Director, Director)
C. Sylvain Sabatié
__ Dillon, a franco-ontarien from southwestern Ontario, is peacefully studying theatre at the University of Ottawa where he is still trying to find the little je-ne-sais-quoi that, for him, brightens the stage in all its glory. It is here, in Ottawa, where he became actively involved in the theatre community. Dillon has found himself lucky enough to act both in French and in English for La Comédie des Deux Rives, The Drama Guild and Le Théâtre de la Licorne, some of his favourite roles include Le cadet in Les amis (Jean Stéphane Roy), Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande (Fanny Gilbert-Collet), Selim-Calymath in The Jew of Malta (Tibor Egervari), Sarder in Méphisto (André Perrier) and Charles Charles 19 in Provincetown Playhouse, juillet 1919, j'avais 19 ans (Éric Perron). Dillon has also starred in Fringe Festival productions both in Ottawa and in Windsor and is a regular actor at Le Théâtre Tremplin of Ottawa. Dillon wishes to bring a new voice to theatre in Ottawa through his creative stage direction. Dillon works as a director for Obviously and has brought to life The Pretentious Young Ladies, de Molière, The Coronation Voyage and A Walk With Mr McGee (in partnership with the Bytown Museum). In the spring of 2013, Dillon attacked Jean Marc Dalpé's new translation of Shakespeare's Hamlet for Le Théâtre Tremplin (in partnership with Théâtre La Catapulte).
Carol Sinclair (Artistic Director, actor, Production and Stage Manager)
C. Marie-Ève Fontaine
_Carol started her theatre career back in her home town of Orillia, Ontario participating in both community and school productions. At the University of Ottawa's Departement of Theatre, Carol has expanded her horizons here in Ottawa. She acted in the 2011 critically acclaimed Drama Guild production of The Jew of Malta directed by Tibor Egervari and There Was A Chair's Fringe Festival production of Requium for August and (Oh Nest) Honest Insanity, she also worked as a makeup artist for such shows as Mourning Becomes Electra (André Perrier) and Don't Blame the Bedouins (Kevin Orr). Carol, as a member of the University of Ottawa's Musical Theatre Club CA, directed their 2010 production of If I Were To Sing, You'd Be My Voice. Carol lends her acting talents to Obviously, starring as Magdelon in The Pretentious Young Ladies, de Molière, Alice Gendron in The Coronation Voyage and L'homme écarlate in Esuciral, drame en un acte. Carol will be assuming Production and Stage Management for A Walk With Mr McGee (in partnership with the Bytown Museum).