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...]

The Moaning Yoni by Joylyn Secunda. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview

The Moaning Yoni by Joylyn Secunda. Victoria Fringe 2071. An interview “One performer. 17 characters. The Moaning Yoni combines physical comedy, song, and dance to transmit a hallucinatory exploration of sexuality.” How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit? As an artist/company? In 2014 I co-produced and co-wrote a show at Vancouver Fringe in the site-specific mentorship program with The Only Animal. Then in 2016 I … [Read more...]

Horowitz and Mrs Washington by Bema Productions. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

Horowitz and Mrs Washington by Bema Productions. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.   Bema Productions, winners of Best Drama at the 2016 Victoria Fringe for Old Ladies Survival Guide return with another human drama. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist/company? Hard to believe I presented a one-woman show in the very first Victoria Fringe Festival.  Guess that makes me really … [Read more...]

The Birdmann and Egg: BIRDHOUSE. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

The Birdmann and Egg: BIRDHOUSE. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview. In the panoply of Fringe performers, there is only one Birdmann. His quirky shows have endeared him to local audiences since he first appeared here in 2011. The feeling is mutual for Egg says “Victoria is our favourite place to perform in the world”.  The Birdmann and Egg have chosen the city for the world premiere of their new show The Birdmann and Egg: BIRDHOUSE. NB: … [Read more...]

Gigantic Lying Mouth by Kevin Gilday. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

Gigantic Lying Mouth by Kevin Gilday. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview. All the way from Glasgow Scotland, “spoken word sensation” Kevin Gilday’s Gigantic Lying Mouth is like “a variety show in one. It contains spoken word, theatre, multimedia and comedy, and mixes it all through a postmodern blender until you're left with something entirely unique. It's the very definition of what a fringe show should be.” NB:  Gigantic Lying Mouth … [Read more...]