The Children’s Republic by Hannah Moscovitch. Belfry Theatre September 12-October 8 2017. A review.

The Children’s Republic by Hannah Moscovitch. Belfry Theatre September 12-October 8 2017. A review. This version of The Children’s Republic has been a long time coming.  Originally co-commissioned and co-developed (over a two-year period) by Great Canadian Theatre Company and The Ottawa School of Speech & Drama, first produced in 2009, then remounted at the Tarragon Theatre in 2011, it has been workshopped extensively at the Belfry Theatre … [Read more...]

WordPLAY by Kerploding Theatre, March 1st, 2014. A preview.

 Kerploding Theatre presents WordPLAY March 1st at the Intrepid Theatre Club as part of Intrepid Theatre’s The YOU Show series. I first met Mollison Farmer, Kerploding Theatre’s Artistic Director, during the Victoria Fringe Festival in 2013, where they presented Trunk! to enthusiastic young audiences as part of the Fringe Kids line-up.  In the fall, I had the opportunity to see another show she directed—Amelia and the Dwarves—which was part of … [Read more...]

Books for Zimbabwe

My friend Peggy Frank of Positively Africa sends along a request for books for children in Zimbabwe from Doug Funk  I need books for Zimbabwean school children and young adults. I will be sending a 20 foot steel container of books from Victoria to Harare, Zimbabwe. I hope to pack the container around June 20,3 weeks away, next month. I have around 5,000 books thanks to the Compassionate Warehouse in Esquimalt but would love to double that … [Read more...]