Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua at OUTstages 2018. Interview with Justin Miller.

Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua at OUTstages 2018. Interview with Justin Miller. Justin Miller IS Pearle Harbour—a drag tragicomedienne with an impressive list of credits. Learn more about her latest show, Chautauqua, below. What sparked the creation of this show and can you speak to the creation process? Also—when did Pearle make her first appearance? I had just come off a run playing Hedwig & the Angry Inch (directed by my longtime … [Read more...]

My Funny Valentine at OUTstages 2018. Interview with Dave Deveau.

My Funny Valentine at OUTstages 2018. Interview with Dave Deveau. I first interviewed Dave Deveau when his play My Funny Valentine was presented as a reading at the inaugural OUTstages Festival in 2015.  You can read that interview HERE.  I caught up with Dave recently for an update. Has My Funny Valentine changed at all since its debut? Every time we circle back to this show I work on the text a bit, so over the years the final … [Read more...]

Animal Medicine at OUTstages 2018. Interview with Eddi Wilson.

Animal Medicine at OUTstages 2018. Interview with Eddi Wilson. Eddi Wilson presents Animal Medicine as part of Intrepid Theatre’s OUTstages 2018, after development that included UNO Fest 2017 and a recent YOU Show performance. What sparked the creation of this show (can you speak to the creation process)? This show began percolating while I was in the messy midst of pursuing a diploma in animal health technology. The program I chose … [Read more...]

A Chorus of Disapproval at Langham Court Theatre. A review.

A Chorus of Disapproval at Langham Court Theatre. A review. There’s nothing like a good send-up of theatrical shenanigans to get an audience laughing along. Making it a period piece within a period piece doubles the fun—A Chorus of Disapproval (at Langham Court Theatre June 6-23, 2018) by the British satirist Alan Ayckbourn was written in 1984 and set in small-town Northern England in 1978 where the Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope Sixth Annual Family Theatre Festival June 9,10 and 16. Preview.

Kaleidoscope Family Theatre Festival June 9,10 and 16. Preview.  The Family Theatre Festival: 3 Days of Great Performances, 2 New Locations, and a World Premiere! Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People is proud to announce our upcoming Family Theatre Festival, taking place on June 9th and 10th at the Belfry Theatre, and June 16th in Langford. For our sixth year, Kaleidoscope is delighted to be expanding our festival, reaching out to … [Read more...]

Langham Court Theatre Presents the 2019 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition

Langham Court Theatre Presents the 2019 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition UPDATE: Entry fee reduced to $45 Canadian. Second prize re-structured  to provide for more prizes to our winning entries--four $500 runner-up prizes offered. Langham Court Theatre, Victoria BC, one of Canada’s oldest continuously running community theatres, founded in 1929 and celebrating their 90th season in 2018-2019, announces the 2019 inaugural Risk Theatre … [Read more...]

A Beautiful View by Hapax Theatre June 7-9, 2018. Preview.

A Beautiful View by Hapax Theatre June 7-9, 2018. Preview. Jarvolution Theatre (Heather Jarvie and Chad Laidlaw) first produced A Beautiful View in 2014, directed by Jim Leard with Jarvie and Caitlyn Croteau in the roles of L and M (the two female protagonists). They’ve now rebranded as hapax theatre and chose to remount A Beautiful View for several reasons. “It keeps the transition clean” says Jarvie, “it was the first show with … [Read more...]

All My Sons at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre May 29–June 10 2018. A review.

All My Sons at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre May 29–June 10 2018. A review. Brian Richmond has always had an expansive artistic vision and nowhere is it more evident than in the magnificent Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, onstage at the Roxy Theatre May 29-June 10, 2018. Over the past decade, since founding the company in 2009, he has steadily gathered together an ensemble of artists that would be … [Read more...]

A Summer of Theatre 2018 in Victoria BC.

A Summer of Theatre 2018 in Victoria BC.   Victoria Fringe Festival line-up at the Metro Studio Theatre. Photo: Derek Ford. Summer is a time of festivals and outdoor events, perfect for unwinding and experiencing theatre in venues outside of the "norm"--although there are still plenty of indoor shows too.  Here's the line-up as of May 29th. June All My Sons by Arthur Miller Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre May 29-June 10 Arthur … [Read more...]

All My Sons at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. A preview.

All My Sons at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. A preview. Director Brian Richmond’s biggest hope for the coming production of All My Sons by Arthur Miller (May 29-June 10, 2018), who he considers to be “quite possibly the greatest American playwright of the 20th century”, is that audiences will be “brought to tears by the cathartic experience of a play that allows you to connect fully with other human beings and leaves you, ultimately, with … [Read more...]