Once again, a team of Suzart's youth represented the company at The Ottawa Theatre Challenge. The Challenge is hosted yearly by A Company of Fools, in celebration of World Theatre Day.
To quote the Fools:
For a few hours Ottawa’s bravest and boldest theatre companies will strut their stuff in this competition of creativity, creating short plays based on 3 MYSTERY ITEMS provided to them by their fellow competitors 48 hours before the main event. The fierce competition will be judged by a carefully vetted panel of illustrious judges each selected for their flexibility and willingness to accept bribes. Hilarity is the result! Up for grabs is the coveted Rubber Chicken Award and bragging rights as Ottawa’s Best Theatre Company.
The team outdid themselves this year. On top of the usual "Best Bribe" prize, they came in as (unofficial) first runners-up, scoring a very moving tribute from one judge, CBC meeorologist Teri Loretto.
During the post-awards celebration, the team met with judge Jeremy Dias, director of the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Jeremy took a moment to have his picture taken with the team, while team organizer Mackenzie Breeze Bone sported The Gay Sweater.
Congratulations to the team ... next year, we go for the Rubber Chicken trophy!