About The Festival

Where the womxn at?

Founded from a desire to see more diverse voices on stage, UPROAR is a new festival that will showcase cis/trans women and non-binary artists of all kinds.

From theatre, music, and dance to fine art, poetry & more — our goal is to raise up our fellow creators, and keep these important voices singing loud and proud.

Not just another festival

There are so many strong, unique, womxn artists in Ottawa — but we don’t have a designated space to come together across disciplines and showcase our work.

We want to fill that void.

The main goal of UPROAR is to create a community where cis/trans and non-binary artists of all ages, backgrounds, and disciplines can come together, share their passions, and support each other.

UPROAR’s inaugural festival will take place in the summer of 2019.

The Producing Team


Monica Bradford-Lea


Monica Bradford-Lea is an Ottawa-based theatre creator/actor/producer. A graduate of the University of Ottawa with a double-major in theatre and music, Monica is extremely interested in multidisciplinary performance, integrating puppetry, music, movement and multimedia to create engaging performances. Recent creation credits include: The Brotherhood(Spicy Day), Light(less) (Second Step), In Waking Life (Spicy Day). She is proud to be a co-founder of UPROAR.


Caterina Fiorindi

Executive Producer, Community Outreach

Caterina Fiorindi is an Ottawa based stage manager and producer. She was a co-producer of Ottawa’s Youth Infringement Festival from 2016-2018. Some of her stage management credits include: The Rule of Three (The Great Canadian Theatre Company), Light(less) (Second Step), Little Boxes (undercurrents 2018), Swan River (Skeleton Key Theatre), In the Room (The Cellar Door Project), and girls!girls!girls! (Cart before the Horse).

Rachel LLoyd

Rachel Lloyd

Executive Producer, Volunteer Coordination | @rachlloyd95

Rachel Lloyd is a vocalist originally from Newmarket Ontario. She has performed in various operas and musicals including Die Zauberflöte,Die Fledermaus and Urinetown. In 2018 she worked as a composer for Second Step Theatre’s Light(less) and musical director for the Fringe 2018 show High School High. She is so excited to work with the talented, and hardworking individuals on the UPROAR Team and support womxn artists in the city. 


Nicole Titus

Executive Producer, Marketing | @nic_titus24

Nicole’s a cool person who likes cats and tea. She’s a full-time content marketer, sometimes theatre maker, and all around ‘smart cookie’ (just ask her parents). Originally from a small town you’ve never heard of, Nicole studied Theatre Production & Design at Brock University, graduating top of her class (#humblebrag). She now hangs out in Ottawa doing cool things like B2B marketing and kick-ass festivals like UPROAR.


Alli Harris

Executive Producer, Artistic Outreach | @alliharris19

Alli is an Ottawa based Actor, Musician and Creator. Just recently she finished her sellout show at Ottawa Fringe: High School High, a solo musical sketch comedy. Alli is Toasted Theatre’s musical accompanist for Lauren and Amanda Do It. Other credits include: Badges (Fresh Meat 2017), Rhythm and Burgundy: The Comeback Tour (Ottawa Fringe 2017 creator and performer), Lauren and Amanda Do it  (Toasted Theatre at Ottawa and Winnipeg Fringe), Little Shop Of Horrors (Theatre Kraken), Romantic Poetry (Black Sheep Theatre), and Getting Odd (Toronto Fringe). Alli is so excited to be a part of UPROAR — Womxn in the Arts are the raddest!