#FringeFemmes. Victoria Fringe 2017.

#FringeFemmes Victoria Fringe 2017 #FringeFemmes 2015. Photo: Leif Norman This year, Victoria Fringe audiences are fortunate to have 21 shows to choose from that are written and created by women, feature an all-women cast, or, are directed by women (even if the cast comprises men and women).  I thought the last two categories might stretch the intent of the original #FringeFemmes hashtag and had the chance to ask none other than one of its … [Read more...]

Lovely Lady Lump by Lana Schwarz. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

Lovely Lady Lump by Lana Schwarz. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview. Aussie Comic Lana Schwarcz takes her personal experience with breast cancer and turns it into award-winning comedy, teaming up with Dense Breasts Canada to simultaneously raise the roof and raise awareness at Victoria Fringe Festival with Lovely Lady Lump. NB: Lovely Lady Lump is coming from the Edmonton Fringe and will not be in Victoria for the first weekend; there … [Read more...]

Interstellar Elder by SNAFU. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Ingrid Hansen.

Interstellar Elder by SNAFU. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Ingrid Hansen.   Fans of Little Orange Man rejoice!  Ingrid Hansen returns with her character Kitt, now a badass grandma in space.  Interstellar Elder is a futuristic dark comedy (may not be suitable for children under twelve). NB: Interstellar Elder is coming from the Edmonton Fringe and will not be in Victoria for the first weekend; there are only five shows. … [Read more...]

Six Fine Lines by Mack Gordon. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

Six Fine Lines by Mack Gordon. Victoria Fringe  2017. An interview. UVic Theatre alumnus Mack Gordon returns with a personal one-man show. “There are no written rules in life” he says.  Learn more about Six Fine Lines and the process of creation. NB:  Since Six Fine Lines is coming from Edmonton, the first show is Tuesday August 29th and there will only be five performances. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe … [Read more...]

Daddy Issues by Human Voltage Theatre Project. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Colette Habel

Daddy Issues by Human Voltage Theatre Project. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Colette Habel Recent UVic Theatre and Writing alumna Colette Habel is a vital part of Victoria's emerging theatre scene--as performer, creator and director.  Her new devised show Daddy Issues is "not the show you expect" How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist/company? This is Human Voltage Theatre Project's very … [Read more...]

Life as a Pomegranate by Dawna Wightman. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

Life as a Pomegranate by Dawna Wightman. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview. When given the opportunity to be a last-minute replacement for a show at the Victoria Fringe, Dawna Wightman grabbed it.  “There’s a part of you that has a goal, a dream so big it scares you”. She writes, “there are few things in life we can be certain about. I'm certain I'm a chubby, middle aged, average looking woman who took time away from doing the thing I … [Read more...]

Beaver Dreams La Fièvre du Castor. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Maggie Winston.

Beaver Dreams La Fièvre du Castor. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Maggie Winston. “All humans desire to connect to nature”. Learn more from Lost and Found Puppet Company’s artist director Maggie Winston about the inspiration for this bilingual, all-ages show, created and produced by an all-female team. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit? As an artist/company? My first show at the fringe was in … [Read more...]

lolcow by Hawk Mom Productions. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Robbie Huebner.

lolcow by Hawk Mom Productions. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Robbie Huebner. Local playwright Robbie Huebner is the founder of Hawk Mom Productions.  Read on to find out more about his latest work (and third appearance at the Victoria Fringe). How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist/company? This is Hawk Mom’s third Fringe show, all of which have been performed exclusively in … [Read more...]

Bed and Breakfast at the Belfry Theatre August 8-27, 2017. A review.

Bed and Breakfast at the Belfry Theatre August 8-27, 2017. A review. Despite large urban centres, Canada is still a nation of small towns and the comedy lexicon rich in examples of the differences between the two. Mark Crawford’s Bed and Breakfast (at the Belfry Theatre August 8-27) joins a long and prestigious list of successes, stretching from Stephen Leacock’s Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town to Rod Beattie’s acclaimed Wingfield … [Read more...]

Naked Ugly Dancing by Tasha Diamant. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

Naked Ugly Dancing by Tasha Diamant. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview. Performance artist Tasha Diamant is the creator of The Human Body Project and the founder of monthly Vulnerability Vigils held over a period of years in Victoria BC and other cities. For years Diamant has been exploring ways to share deep experiences of vulnerability with other human beings. Her latest project, Naked Ugly Dancing, springs from her experiences with … [Read more...]