by Gaëtan L. Charlebois
Tim Oberholzer is an Ottawa-based actor, theatre creator, producer, and graduate of Algonquin College’s Theatre Arts Program. He is also a recent nominee for the 2013 Emerging Artist Award from Ottawa’s professional theatre awards, Les Prix Rideau. Mr Oberholzer has most recently appeared in Age Of Arousal, The Comedy Of Errors, The Taming Of The Shrew, (Bear & Co.), Ethan Claymore (Same Day Theatre) and The Chronicler (Screaming Artists’ Collective). Tim Oberholzer is a founding member of the Ottawa-based theatre collective Bear and Co., and also serves on the advisory board of SevenThirty Productions. He is the artistic director of Vanity Project Productions and oversees the Ottawa Theatre Producers’ Network.
OBERHOLZER: We're definitely aiming to tap into a different demographic for the show, primarily a younger, and more indie-film literate audience than regular programming at the Gladstone usually attracts, in the hopes we can convince fans of the film to experience Hedwig live. As well, we're partnering with a local LGBT charity Jer's Vision, to help get the word out about the show. Also, courting fans of musical theatre and live music in general who should be at highest likelihood to enjoy the content and format of the show.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch runs from April 2-5