The Pillowman – a play by the Marginally Fit Productions

October 4 – 7, 2023, 7 pm (approximately 2.5 hours with an intermission)

@ Art Court Theatre (Atelier) at 2 Daly Avenue (next to the Rideau Centre)

Tickets : The Pillowman — ARTS COURT | COUR DES ARTS

Tomo Adachi, an Ottawa-based first-generation Japanese-Canadian actor, would like to invite OJCA/OJCC members to the performance of The Pillowman, an inaugural production of the Marginally Fit Productions. This new theatre company aims to produce stories that provoke discussions on racism

and marginalization, as well as to provide a platform for underrepresented theatre artists. 

The Pillowman (by an Irish playwright, Martin McDonagh), is a dark comedy about a writer in a totalitarian state who is interrogated about the content of his short stories and their similarities with a number of murders happening in his town. Because of the themes and strong language, it is not recommended for younger or sensitive viewers. 

The Pillowman won the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play and was recently revived on the West End.

Value and Obligation – Judy Nakagawa

A new exhibit of sculpture by Judy Nakagawa

September 29 to November 12, 2023

Public Reception: October 20, 2023 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm 

Studio Sixty Six Art Gallery: Suite 101, 858 Bank Street
 Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday,

11 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

“This series is inspired by the title of an economics text that I found several years ago, “Value and Obligation.” The title provoked me, but I wasn’t sure how it would manifest in my practice. As I worked on the various pieces, I began to see a deeper significance of these concepts in regards to my experience of the pandemic. Each artwork offered me different insights into that time period.” –

Judy Nakagawa—Judy Nakagawa began studying sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art & Design in Washington, D.C. in 1998 and in 2002 was awarded the Berthold Schmutzhart Award for sculpture. Nakagawa has participated in numerous group exhibitions and has created many commissioned works.

New OJCC Craft Workshop!

Mon kiri gata Workshop with NEW instructor, Lilian Cailleaud.

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 1 to 4 p.m.

Place: Ottawa Japanese Cultural Centre (2285 St. Laurent Blvd. Unit B16)

This is a new workshop in which Lilian will introduce the background of Japanese ‘mon’ and the art of paper cutting or kirigami.
Class size will be limited to 8 people so please email to reserve a spot at

Please bring a small pair of sharp scissors, pencil, compass and optional protractor and cutting mat if you have one. All other supplies will be provided for you.
Come learn something new and have some fun!

“The Queen in Me” by Soprano, Teiya Kasahara

Sept 20-30, 2023, 8 pm @ NAC English Theatre

English Theater is offering a 15% discount on tickets for us using promo code QUEENLOVE.


The NAC English Theatre presentation of the Theatre Gargantua/Amplified Opera/Canadian Opera Company/Nightwood Theatre co-production.

“The Queen In Me reclaims space on stage, imagines new possibilities for opera” –  BROADWAY WORLD

Approaching the climax of one of the world’s most famous arias, the Queen of the Night abruptly breaks the fourth wall to speak out against the monochromatic strictures that keep opera rooted in the standards of the past. Combining comedy, drama, and plenty of opera, this vibrant show by interdisciplinary artist Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 (they/them) gives a voice to the Queen of the Night, who explores how the rigid conventions of race, gender, and sexuality in opera prevent one of the greatest art forms from reaching its kaleidoscopic potential.

The Queen In Me features a range of colourful arias from some of the world’s most well-loved operas: Puccini’s La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, and Manon Lescaut; Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor; Verdi’s Macbeth and Rigoletto; R. Strauss’ Salome; and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. 

Content Warnings: This production explores discrimination against trans, non-binary, female-identifying, queer and racialized people.