Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Seven.

Victoria Fringe 2015 Sam Mullins

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Seven. The Victoria Fringe Festival August 26-September 6, 2015. Reviews of The Untitled Sam Mullins Project, The Old Woman by John Grady and The 11 O'Clock Number by Grindstone Theatre. Read all of my Victoria Fringe Festival 2015 coverage HERE:  The Untitled Sam Mullins Project Sam Mullins is part of the next generation of storytellers who are slowly building their audience across the … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Six.

Victoria Fringe Festival 2015. Pretending THings are a Cock by Jon Bennett.

Victoria Fringe 2015. Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Six.  August 26-September 6, 2015 in Victoria BC. Reviews of Pretending Things are a Cock by Jon Bennett and The Wyrd Sisters by Damnspot Theatre. Be sure to check out my other Victoria Fringe 2015 coverage HERE.  Pretending Things are a Cock by Jon Bennett Jon Bennett comes from the gonzo tradition of storytelling. Life is a crazy and wild adventure, and has been since … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Five.

Victoria Fringe 2015 Yanomi Shoshinz in Kiss Around Pass Around

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015 Day Five. August 26-September 6, 2015 in Victoria BC. Reviews of Kiss Around Pass Around by Yanomi, Uncouth by Wyndy Wynazz and The Trouble with Facebook by Theatre Theatre. Find all my Victoria Fringe coverage HERE: As the last weekend of the festival approaches, be prepared by purchasing tickets in advance where possible—there are only a certain number sold and popular shows do sell-out of … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Four.

The Birdmann Victoria Fringe 2015

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015 Day Four. Victoria Fringe Festival August 26-September 6, 2015.  Reviews of Casino Royale, the Birdmann in Momentous Timing, Soul, Ha! and Sperm Wars. Elegant drama, quirkiness galore, physical comedy, heart-felt story and dramatic comedy filled my Fringe Day Four with the wide variety I’ve come to expect at the Victoria Fringe. The day started with David Elendune’s adaptation of Ian Fleming’s Casino … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Three.

Almost a StepMom Victoria Fringe 2015

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015 Day Three.  Victoria Fringe Festival August 26-September 6, 2015. Find all my Victoria Fringe coverage HERE.  Day Three reviews of Almost a Stepmom, God is a Scottish Drag Queen, Camel Camel, The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper, The Most Honest Man in the World and Brain. This year’s Fringe (and remember, it’s always the luck of the lottery) features a large number of storytellers, several of whom were … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Two.

Icarus Dancing Victoria Fringe 2015

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Two. Victoria Fringe Festival 2015, August 26-September 6 in Victoria BC. Day Two of the Victoria Fringe began, once again, with Venue 6 Langham Court Theatre, for Rob Gee in Icarus Dancing, and Daughter of Turpentine by Leah Callen. I finished the night at Venue 3 The Metro Studio with Bear Dreams by For Body and Light.  (Please note--I'll have the review of Bear Dreams posted here on … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day One.

Inventor of   All Things Victoria Fringe 2015

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day One.  The 29th Victoria Fringe Festival August 26-September 6, 2015. Over the past few years, I have applied my fellow Fringe fanatic Arlene’s advice and stayed in one venue per night. The start of the 29th Victoria Fringe Festival saw me happily ensconced at Langham Court Theatre (Venue 6) for an evening with Jem Rolls (The Inventor of All Things), Caitlin McFarlane & Vince Leblanc-Beaudoin … [Read more...]

The Improvised Tragedy by Lightning Theatre at the Victoria Fringe 2015. Preview.

An Improvised Tragedy Victoria Fringe 2015

The Improvised Tragedy by Lightning Theatre at the Victoria Fringe 2015. Preview. Kevin Koch, founder of Lightning Theatre, was kind enough to answer a few questions.  Their show, The Improvised Tragedy, is at Venue 8, the Roxy Theatre, 2657 Quadra Street.  It starts Thursday August 27th at 8:45pm and runs to Thursday September 3rd at 7:15pm. When was Lightning Theatre founded? I founded Lightning Theatre along with my first production … [Read more...]

Victoria Fringe 2015. My “away” picks.

Victoria Fringe Festival 2015

Victoria Fringe 2015. My "away" picks. Victoria Fringe August 26 - September 6, 2015 I am an avid supporter of the Victoria Fringe Festival, now in its 29th year. It didn’t start out that way though. Other priorities took precedence and it wasn’t really until 2006 that I became a Fringe fanatic. That year was the 20th anniversary and I saw more shows than in the 20 previous years combined. In the intervening years, I’ve caught up—I volunteered … [Read more...]

Victoria Fringe 2015. My local picks.

Victoria Fringe Festival 2015

Victoria Fringe 2015 My local picks. I am an avid supporter of the Victoria Fringe Festival, now in its 29th year. It didn’t start out that way though. Other priorities took precedence and it wasn’t really until 2006 that I became a Fringe fanatic. That year was the 20th anniversary and I saw more shows than in the 20 previous years combined. In the intervening years, I’ve caught up—I volunteered from 2007 to 2013, regularly see 30-40 shows … [Read more...]