Djamileh: Unrequited by the Vancouver Island Performers Guild June 6-17, 2018. Preview.

Djamileh: Unrequited by the Vancouver Island Performers Guild June 6-17, 2018. Preview. Djamileh is a comedic opera and love story by Georges Bizet and was first performed in 1872 at the Opéra-Comique, Paris. Djamileh: Unrequited, is the Vancouver Island Performers Guild’s family-friendly adaptation in English showcasing multiple hidden talents Victoria has to offer including elements of vaudeville and circus for a modern … [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...]

Oak Bay New Music Festival June 2 & 3 2018 in Victoria BC. Preview.

Oak Bay New Music Festival June 2 & 3 2018 in Victoria BC. Preview.(media release) One of my delights, when I'm not at the theatre, is new music. I've had the opportunity over the past six years to meet and engage with many of Victoria's young composers and musicians.  The Victoria Composers Collective has partnered with the Oak Bay Music Society since 2015 to offer a festival of new music. Originally held in February, the Oak Bay New … [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...]

White Mans Indian at UNO Fest 2018. A review.

White Man’s Indian at UNO Fest 2018. A review. Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest, now in its twenty-first year, runs May 9-19, 2018 in Victoria BC.  It features eighteen shows, including two as part of the new Family Fest Series, and a spotlight on women’s indigenous voices with a guest indigenous curator, Yolanda Bonnell. I’ll be featuring interviews, previews and reviews during the festival. Follow http://janislacouvee.com/tag/uno-fest-2018/ for … [Read more...]

The Only Good Indian at UNO Fest 2018. A review.

The Only Good Indian at UNO Fest 2018. A review. Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest, now in its twenty-first year, runs May 9-19, 2018 in Victoria BC.  It features eighteen shows, including two as part of the new Family Fest Series, and a spotlight on women’s indigenous voices with a guest indigenous curator, Yolanda Bonnell. I’ll be featuring interviews, previews and reviews during the festival. Follow http://janislacouvee.com/tag/uno-fest-2018/ … [Read more...]

The Chemical Valley Project at UNO Fest 2018. A review.

The Chemical Valley Project at UNO Fest 2018. A review. Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest, now in its twenty-first year, runs May 9-19, 2018 in Victoria BC.  It features eighteen shows, including two as part of the new Family Fest Series, and a spotlight on women’s indigenous voices with a guest indigenous curator, Yolanda Bonnell. I’ll be featuring interviews, previews and reviews during the festival. Follow … [Read more...]

The Humours of Bandon at UNO Fest 2018. A review.

The Humours of Bandon at UNO Fest 2018. A review. Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest, now in its twenty-first year, runs May 9-19, 2018 in Victoria BC.  It features eighteen shows, including two as part of the new Family Fest Series, and a spotlight on women’s indigenous voices with a guest indigenous curator, Yolanda Bonnell. I’ll be featuring interviews, previews and reviews during the festival. Follow http://janislacouvee.com/tag/uno-fest-2018/ … [Read more...]