Ferdinand the Magnificent. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Nick Trotter.

Ferdinand the Magnificent. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Nick Trotter. A kid-friendly show that will appeal to people who appreciate absurdity and weirdness. Nick Trotter brings Ferdinand the Magnificent to Victoria. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist/company? Ferdinand played at the Boulder Fringe last year; Victoria is his first foray into Canada. Is this your first visit to … [Read more...]

Six Magicians by Andrew Brimstone. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

Six Magicians by Andrew Brimstone. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview. Andrew Brimmell, aka Andrew Brimstone, is a regular improviser with Paper Street Theatre Company (which is where I have mainly seen him perform over the last few years).  He’s also a magician—which led to the creation of his new solo show. NB: the first four shows of Six Magicians run the first four days of the Fringe; the last two—the last two days. Mind the … [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...]

Six Fine Lines by Mack Gordon. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

Six Fine Lines by Mack Gordon. Victoria Fringe  2017. An interview. UVic Theatre alumnus Mack Gordon returns with a personal one-man show. “There are no written rules in life” he says.  Learn more about Six Fine Lines and the process of creation. NB:  Since Six Fine Lines is coming from Edmonton, the first show is Tuesday August 29th and there will only be five performances. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe … [Read more...]

Daddy Issues by Human Voltage Theatre Project. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Colette Habel

Daddy Issues by Human Voltage Theatre Project. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Colette Habel Recent UVic Theatre and Writing alumna Colette Habel is a vital part of Victoria's emerging theatre scene--as performer, creator and director.  Her new devised show Daddy Issues is "not the show you expect" How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist/company? This is Human Voltage Theatre Project's very … [Read more...]

Life as a Pomegranate by Dawna Wightman. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview.

Life as a Pomegranate by Dawna Wightman. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview. When given the opportunity to be a last-minute replacement for a show at the Victoria Fringe, Dawna Wightman grabbed it.  “There’s a part of you that has a goal, a dream so big it scares you”. She writes, “there are few things in life we can be certain about. I'm certain I'm a chubby, middle aged, average looking woman who took time away from doing the thing I … [Read more...]

Beaver Dreams La Fièvre du Castor. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Maggie Winston.

Beaver Dreams La Fièvre du Castor. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Maggie Winston. “All humans desire to connect to nature”. Learn more from Lost and Found Puppet Company’s artist director Maggie Winston about the inspiration for this bilingual, all-ages show, created and produced by an all-female team. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit? As an artist/company? My first show at the fringe was in … [Read more...]

Bed and Breakfast at the Belfry Theatre August 8-27, 2017. A review.

Bed and Breakfast at the Belfry Theatre August 8-27, 2017. A review. Despite large urban centres, Canada is still a nation of small towns and the comedy lexicon rich in examples of the differences between the two. Mark Crawford’s Bed and Breakfast (at the Belfry Theatre August 8-27) joins a long and prestigious list of successes, stretching from Stephen Leacock’s Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town to Rod Beattie’s acclaimed Wingfield … [Read more...]

Aspergers A Tale of A Social Misfit. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Adam Schwartz.

Aspergers A Tale of A Social Misfit. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Adam Schwartz. Adam Schwartz has been described as “brilliantly awkward” by the Winnipeg Free Press and his “timing is impeccable” by Now Toronto. NB: Since this show is coming from the Edmonton Fringe, the first performance is not until Tuesday August 29th and there will only be FIVE shows. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As … [Read more...]