World Theatre Day is March 27th. I hereby declare, that in Victoria, March is World Theatre Month.
I remember asking Janet Munsil, artistic director of Intrepid Theatre, why there was no celebration of World Theatre Day in Victoria, and she said that local theatre companies were too busy in March to organize an event.
Now I know why. Thanks to the many productions, regular seasons, and festivals, I will have attended 13 (thirteen) shows in March (without counting six excellent mini-plays at SPARK). And, I missed a few!
- The Crackwalker by Theatre Inconnu
- Rabbit Hole by Langham Court
- The Wyf of Bath, the YOU Show at Intrepid Theatre Club, coming soon to the Victoria Fringe Festival
- Digital Sunshine by Atomic Vaudeville and CCPA
- Joséphina, La Chaliwaté Company, as part of Intrepid Theatre’s presenting series
- An Improvised Film Noir by Paper Street Theatre
SPARK Festival at the Belfry Theatre
The Book of Eve (play reading)
My Memory’s Not So Good by Theatre SKAM (play reading)
Shane Koyzcan When I Was a Kid
Home is a Beautiful Word (verbatim theatre project commissioned by the Belfry)
- The Shill (Puente Theatre)
- The Lesson
- An Appointment with Danger (Paper Street Theatre)
- Similkameen O’Rourke is Jimmy 1977 (Graham McDonald, associate, Theatre Inconnu)
- The King of the World (Justin Carter)
I missed, regretfully:
- This is Twisted Theatre (check them out the first Sundays of the month at the Victoria Event Centre)
- Sin City live improvised soap opera every Tuesday at the Victoria Event Centre. Season ends April 17th.
- Script Tease at theCanadianCollege of Performing Arts
- The Marowitz Hamlet at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre
- In Transit by VIRCS Enable Theatre Project (but will see the show April 14th)
- L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres performs Tom Waits, the 2nd show in Intrepid Theatre’s 2012 presenting series
- CCPA performs with the Victoria Symphony
Thank you to the many theatre companies and individuals working in theatre in Victoria for constantly raising the bar, and contributing massively to the cultural fabric of our city.
Work was produced and/or presented in March by the following local companies:
Scrumpy Productions (the Wyf ofBath)
Check my blog post A Spring of Theatre in Victoria BC for April and May shows.