A Summer of Theatre 2017 in Victoria BC

A Summer of Theatre 2017 June-August in Victoria BC Ah, summer, and the chance to slow down and partake of outdoor festivals, classical theatre, innovative new works and fundraisers.  This information is accurate to June 1st and will be updated as needed. Waiting for the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival performance to begin. A quintessential Victoria experience. June Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin, directed by Janet Munsil Blue … [Read more...]

Black History Month 2017 in Victoria BC.

Black History Month 2017 in Victoria BC. Black History Month continues to grow from strength to strength in Victoria BC with organizations like the BC Black History Awareness Society, the Victoria African & Caribbean Cultural Society (VACCS), and the  African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island (AHAVI)--together with partners Greater Victoria Public Library, Belfry Theatre, Intrepid Theatre, UVic Legacy Gallery, Garth Homer Centre, … [Read more...]

Mr P by Belzébrute, presented by Intrepid Theatre September 22-24, 2016. Interview.

Mr P by Belzébrute presented by Intrepid Theatre, September 22-24, 2016. Interview. Mr P tells nothing less than the fabulous story of the real Mister Potato Head! Inspired by 1920’s silent movies, this modern tale brilliantly combines live music, video projection, and puppetry. It’s part cartoon, part musical comedy. I wanted to know more about the "band of artists" Belzébrute—never before seen on the West Coast.  They were kind enough … [Read more...]

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine September 2016

ArtSmarts Monday Magazine September 2016. Hotbed of creativity marks fall. This content was first published in the September 2016 of Monday Magazine and I have been given permission to re-publish it online. September is truly the New Year in the arts community as arts practitioners present their new seasons for your pleasure.  It’s a wonderful time to experience the arts in myriad forms—whether it be evocative and unusual music, a … [Read more...]

Victoria Film Festival presents the inaugural Wild Water Festival September 22-25, 2016.

Victoria Film Festival presents the inaugural Wild Water Festival September 22-25, 2016.  Media release. Tickets are now on sale for Victoria's newest festival, WILD WATER. Hang ten with the Victoria Film Festival, as we present extreme sports, adventure and water issue films. “WILD WATER is a film festival for those who love all things water. This international water festival screens daring people thrilling to it’s beauty, its … [Read more...]

Ideas Bobert at the Victoria Fringe Festival 2016. Interview with Candice Roberts.

Ideas Bobert at the Victoria Fringe Festival 2016. Interview with Candice Roberts. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist/company? After 10 years plus of community arts programming, professional inter-arts ensemble work with the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, and band leading and playing with the Myrtle Family Band in Vancouver I am stepping up and out with a one woman show.  I am being produced by Ragmop … [Read more...]

Bella Culpa at the Victoria Fringe Festival 2016. Interview with Amica Hunter.

Bella Culpa at the Victoria Fringe 2016. Interview with Amica Hunter. Also at the Vancouver Fringe September 8-18, 2016. photo: Anthony Arnista How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist/company? David (Cantor) and I have been creating work as the company A Little Bit Off since 2013, and have be doing Fringe Festivals with our work since 2014. Our first summer tour was spend in Europe doing street theater, … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People. 2016-2017 Season.

Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People. 2016-2017 Season. Founded in 1974, Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People is only one of five professional theatres for young audiences in BC, and the only Theatre for Young Audience Company located on Vancouver Island that provides in-house theatre to Vancouver Island audiences.  In addition to producing a season of theatre, Kaleidoscope also offers classes and workshops. Look for the annual … [Read more...]

Animal Crackers, a family friendly musical at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre August 2-14,2016. Preview.

Animal Crackers, a family friendly musical at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre August 2-14,2016. Preview. (Media Release). Before Monty Python, before Jerry Seinfeld, before all contemporary comic angels of anarchy, there were the Marx Brothers. Chico, Groucho, Harpo and Zeppo blazed their way through vaudeville, Broadway and Hollywood with their unique blend of comic and musical talents. They were, quite simply, hailed as one of the greatest … [Read more...]

Twelfth Night at the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival. A review.

Twelfth Night at the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival. A review. July 6-30, 2016 This iteration marks the fourth time this well-known comedy of mistaken identity is produced by the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival. Director Janet Munsil continues a long tradition of adaptation with the choice to gender-switch the cast; all the men’s roles are played by women and the women’s roles by men. There is such felicity in the decision a … [Read more...]