The Dream Collectors by Impulse Theatre April 19-22, 2017. A review.

The Dream Collector(s) by Impulse Theatre April 19-22, 2017. A review. Impulse Theatre has been enchanting and confounding me since 2012.  I remember watching Andrew Barrett and Mathilde Cobanli performing in Light on Our Feet (Holly Vivian’s sadly departed fundraiser featuring dance artists from around the region), thinking “I must meet these young people, they are doing ground-breaking work”.  Now in their seventh season, Impulse Theatre was … [Read more...]

ana by Impulse Theatre at Uno Fest 2016. A review.

Ana by Impulse Theatre at Uno Fest 2016. A review. Emerging artist—these words are fraught with meaning and interpretation.  How long does one emerge?  When can a company consider itself to be established? With ana, currently at Intrepid Theatre’s Uno Fest May 26-28, 2016, Impulse Theatre confirms, once again, their place in the region’s burgeoning arts scene, and as “part of the current great cultural shift” (my comments following Wolf in … [Read more...]

Atomic Vaudeville Presents: Action Revue Feel the Fight. Interview with Britt Small.

Atomic Vaudeville Presents: Action Revue Feel the Fight. Interview with Britt Small. I missed the Action Revue workshop in 2015 so when the media release for Action Revue: Feel the Fight landed in my email in-box, I knew that I would be making time to attend this year's version.  Atomic Vaudeville co-founder, and member of the Action Revue creative team, Britt Small agreed to answer a few questions about the show and the process. The … [Read more...]

A Winter of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC. January and February.

A Winter of Theatre in Victoria BC 2016. January and February. Over the past few years, the normally staid months of January and February have been a hive of activity as local theatre groups launch new projects and regular seasons and series. This year is no exception with 23 productions in January and February (and I'm sure more will be added as I  become aware of them).  I most apologize for the late posting of this article. The beginning of … [Read more...]

Wolf in the Mirror by Impulse Theatre June 19-22, 2014. A review.

Wolf in the Mirror by Impulse Theatre, June 19-22, 2014. A review. Take a journey in movement and music, through myth and magic in Wolf in the Mirror—the latest (and most ambitious) creation of Victoria’s Impulse Theatre (currently onstage June 19-22 at the Metro Studio). This bold young company, comprised of performers in their early 20s, has never been afraid to blur artistic boundaries in the many works they’ve produced since their … [Read more...]

Wolf in the Mirror by Impulse Theatre June 19-22 in Victoria BC. An interview.

When Impulse Theatre’s Wolf in the Mirror opens at the Metro Studio Theatre June 19-21 it will be the culmination of a three-year journey for Artistic Director Andrew Barrett and Artistic Associate Emily Piggford. Photo: Pamela Bethel Wolf in the Mirror was originally created as a short piece for the University of Victoria Theatre program’s SATCo (Student Alternative Theatre Company) where it was awarded the best SATCo of 2011. It was then … [Read more...]