Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Two.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2015. Day Two. Victoria Fringe Festival 2015, August 26-September 6 in Victoria BC. Day Two of the Victoria Fringe began, once again, with Venue 6 Langham Court Theatre, for Rob Gee in Icarus Dancing, and Daughter of Turpentine by Leah Callen. I finished the night at Venue 3 The Metro Studio with Bear Dreams by For Body and Light.  (Please note--I'll have the review of Bear Dreams posted here on … [Read more...]

Victoria Fringe 2015. My “away” picks.

Victoria Fringe 2015. My "away" picks. Victoria Fringe August 26 - September 6, 2015 I am an avid supporter of the Victoria Fringe Festival, now in its 29th year. It didn’t start out that way though. Other priorities took precedence and it wasn’t really until 2006 that I became a Fringe fanatic. That year was the 20th anniversary and I saw more shows than in the 20 previous years combined. In the intervening years, I’ve caught up—I volunteered … [Read more...]

Me, Myself and Eye by Stephanie Morin-Robert. Uno Fest May 2015.

Me, Myself and Eye by Stephanie Morin Robert. Uno Fest May 2015. Stéphanie Morin-Robert stands centre stage and delivers her secrets and past in conspiratorial fashion—drawing the audience into her seven and eight year old self. Life is about to change, from the comfort and routine of a town where everyone knows her story, to the terror of integrating into a new school and surroundings. On the family front, conflict reigns, between her … [Read more...]

Vancouver Fringe Festival 2014 suggestions (mostly) from the Victoria Fringe

Vancouver Fringe Festival 2014 suggestions (mostly) from the Victoria Fringe. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say I’m a bit of a Fringe fanatic – over the years since I got back in to fringing, I’ve gone from seeing a handful of shows in 2006 to 42 shows at this year’s Victoria Fringe Festival. For the first time I also contributed 32 reviews. Here are my recommendations for shows that were in Victoria this year (or last), either at the … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Five.

Dispatches from the Victoria Fringe 2014. Day Five. Reviews of For Body and Light, Unpossible! and Ode to Dyads. More information at VictoriaFringe. Tickets through TicketRocket, at the Fringe Box office or at the venue. The final week of the Fringe is extremely busy and I would highly advise getting tickets in advance for shows you don’t want to miss (or be prepared to line up early). If you like to take your chances (and that is a vital … [Read more...]