Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014. The Taming of the Shrew a review.

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014. The Taming of the Shrew a review. And now for something completely different—a romantic comedy—The Taming of the Shrew. Having viewed both shows, it becomes evident how the repertory model is reaping benefits—for the actors as they stretch their creative muscles, and for the festival in the quality of the work produced. Deft of speech and swift of feet These players most assurèd be. The troupe … [Read more...]

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014. Henry V a review.

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014. Henry V a review. I love summer! It offers myriad opportunities to spend time outdoors, enjoying concerts, movies, and performances of dance and theatre. I particularly enjoy spending warm summer nights on the lawns of Camosun College for the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival (produced by the Victoria Shakespeare Society). There is truly something magical about being gathered together in … [Read more...]

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014-interview with Karen Lee Pickett, artistic director

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014—interview with Karen Lee Pickett, artistic director. Now in its 24th year, the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival (GVSF)—founded in 1991 by Clayton Jevne of Theatre Inconnu as a summer festival in downtown Victoria and produced since 2003 by the Victoria Shakespeare Society—presents Henry V and The Taming of the Shrew on the Camas stage at Camosun College’s Landsdowne Campus.  Earlier this year … [Read more...]

Cuts Hit Applied Communication Program At Camosun College (Victoria BC)

When budget cuts were announced at Camosun College (Victoria BC) Wednesday April 4 2012, it became apparent that the renowned and respected Applied Communication Program (ACP), a mainstay for almost 40 years - class 40 graduates in 2013 - is on the chopping block.  This is the curated content regarding the impact of these cuts to many generations of communications professionals, and the greater community they serve. … [Read more...]

Cuts to Camosun College’s Applied Communication Program: An Open Letter from Grad Amanda Farrell-Low

When Camosun College announced recent program cuts, one casualty was the Applied Communication Program, which has, since 1972, trained thousands of communications and communications industry professionals. Graduates of the program work in every communications and media field, and are present in every major media outlet in Victoria BC (and well beyond). One such graduate is Amanda Farrell- Low (class 32). Here is her open letter concerning the … [Read more...]