#FringeFemmes. Victoria Fringe 2017.

#FringeFemmes Victoria Fringe 2017 #FringeFemmes 2015. Photo: Leif Norman This year, Victoria Fringe audiences are fortunate to have 21 shows to choose from that are written and created by women, feature an all-women cast, or, are directed by women (even if the cast comprises men and women).  I thought the last two categories might stretch the intent of the original #FringeFemmes hashtag and had the chance to ask none other than one of its … [Read more...]

Lovely Lady Lump by Lana Schwarz. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

Lovely Lady Lump by Lana Schwarz. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview. Aussie Comic Lana Schwarcz takes her personal experience with breast cancer and turns it into award-winning comedy, teaming up with Dense Breasts Canada to simultaneously raise the roof and raise awareness at Victoria Fringe Festival with Lovely Lady Lump. NB: Lovely Lady Lump is coming from the Edmonton Fringe and will not be in Victoria for the first weekend; there … [Read more...]

Interstellar Elder by SNAFU. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Ingrid Hansen.

Interstellar Elder by SNAFU. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Ingrid Hansen.   Fans of Little Orange Man rejoice!  Ingrid Hansen returns with her character Kitt, now a badass grandma in space.  Interstellar Elder is a futuristic dark comedy (may not be suitable for children under twelve). NB: Interstellar Elder is coming from the Edmonton Fringe and will not be in Victoria for the first weekend; there are only five shows. … [Read more...]

Naked Ugly Dancing by Tasha Diamant. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

Naked Ugly Dancing by Tasha Diamant. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview. Performance artist Tasha Diamant is the creator of The Human Body Project and the founder of monthly Vulnerability Vigils held over a period of years in Victoria BC and other cities. For years Diamant has been exploring ways to share deep experiences of vulnerability with other human beings. Her latest project, Naked Ugly Dancing, springs from her experiences with … [Read more...]

All These People Watching by Four Small Actors. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

All These People Watching by Four Small Actors. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview. A family of actors! “This quirky family had trouble finding conflict from within, but the universe is happy to provide problems. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, always entertaining, All These People Watching is a [mostly] autobiographical, spontaneous journey through the crazy notion of "Let’s put on a show!"” How long have you been producing work … [Read more...]

The Gift by John Aitken. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

The Gift by John Aitken. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview. “My name is John Aitken; I did not speak until I was eighteen”. Learn more about his story, the inspiration for The Gift. John Aitken is part of the 2017 Indigenous Artist Program which mentors a participating artist who is producing a show as part of the Victoria Fringe Festival. To note: The final performance of The Gift is Tuesday August 29th.  How long have you been … [Read more...]

Leer by Outpost 31 Victoria. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with David Elendune.

Leer by Outpost 31 Victoria. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with David Elendune. Back for a third year in recent memory, we caught up with the playwright. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist/company? Always late to the party, I finally lost my fringe cherry with Good Night Uncle Joe in 2009 – Which strangely enough is getting a public reading in polish in the Baltic tourist town of Sopot … [Read more...]

In Waking Life by Amped Up Theatre. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

In Waking Life by Amped Up Theatre. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview. Ottawa-based Amped Up Theatre comes out west to reprise their critically-acclaimed Ottawa Fringe Festival 2016 show In Waking Life. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit? As an artist/company? Our first Fringe production as a company was just last year, at the 2016 Ottawa Fringe Festival - this is where we premiered In Waking Life. This … [Read more...]

God is a Scottish Drag Queen the Second Coming. UVic Farquhar Auditorium September 16 2017

God is A Scottish Drag Queen The Second Coming. UVic Farquhar September 16 2017. Media release. Mike Delamont’s two act comedy reaches biblical proportions! A cross between Dame Edna and Billy Connolly, with a dollop of Eddie Izzard! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from the 10 Commandments to Trump in a hilarious two act comedy of biblical proportions! Acclaimed Victoria comedian Mike Delamont … [Read more...]

Country Song at Intrepid Theatre OUTstages Festival 2017. An interview.

Country Song at Intrepid Theatre OUTstages Festival 2017. An interview. I had a chance to catch up with actor Lee-Anne Poole about her show Country Song, coming to Intrepid Theatre’s OUTstages Festival June 22nd and 24th. What sparked the creation of this show? Is this your first one person show? I wanted to try something new. And I had some bit and pieces written. Stories about my father. He loves Country Music. I spent a few … [Read more...]