Paper Street Theatre 26 hour Improvathon March 2/3 in Victoria BC.

Paper Street Theatre 26 hour Improvathon March 2/3 in Victoria BC. (Media release) VICTORIA - Dozens of local performers will take to the stage for more than a day to raise funds for the 3rd annual Paper Street Theatre Improv Festival.   “We are going to improvise for a full 26 hours without stopping,” said director Dave Morris. “That’s a lot of making stuff up! This is our third year doing the Improvathon and every year it gets bigger and … [Read more...]

Jukebox Drive by Enigmatic Events. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Chris Rudram.

Jukebox Drive by Enigmatic Events. Victoria Fringe 2017. An interview with Chris Rudram. In addition to producing shows at the Victoria Fringe Festival, Enigmatic Events also hosts murder mystery evenings which I've written about here. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist/company? This is our second year doing Fringe as company.  Some of us have been fringing for years on stage. I've … [Read more...]

Paper Street Theatre announces their 2016-2017 season.

Paper Street Theatre announces their 2016-2017 season. Paper Street Theatre - Season 6! After a busy summer that saw Paper Street Theatre perform a remount of their improvised Margaret Atwood at the Gabriola Theatre Festival and An Improvised Quentin Tarantino 2: The Playful 8 at the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival (winning Pick of the Fringe for Favourite Ensemble too!) the company settles in for a sixth season with three … [Read more...]

Sin City Season Six: Vegas!

Sin City: Season Six: Vegas! Kirsten Van Ritzen and Ian Ferguson of Broad Theatrics arrived in Victoria in 2010 and immediately set about shaking up the local theatre, improv and comedy culture. One of their first projects was to re-create a version of the extremely successful weekly improvised serial they had originated in Edmonton (Die Nasty–now in its 25th year), then taken to Toronto and Los Angeles. Seasons in Victoria have included: … [Read more...]

The Handmade Tale by Paper Street Theatre Co. Interview with Missie Peters.

The Handmade Tale by Paper Street Theatre Co. Interview with Missie Peters.  February 17-20, 2016. Paper Street Theatre Co, for the last show of their 2015-2016 season, focuses on the dystopian fiction of renowned Canadian writer Margaret Atwood.  What a challenge! Regular improv player Missie Peters kindly answered questions about this up-coming show. Photo: Derek Ford Atwood’s dystopian fiction started with The Handmaid’s Tale, continued … [Read more...]

Paper Street Theatre fifth season 2015-2016

Paper Street Theatre’s Fifth Season 2015-2016. To celebrate their fifth season in 2015-2016, award-winning local improv theatre troupe Paper Street Theatre begins with a return to the theatrical style they first employed in 2011-2012 (An Improvised Tennessee Williams, An Improvised Samuel Beckett). Improv’s For Closers (October 14-16) is an exploration of the style of David Mamet (who is also the author of the recent Belfry Theatre … [Read more...]

Paper Street Theatre announces their 2014-2015 Season. Victoria BC.

Paper Street Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season. Victoria BC. I have been a fan of Paper Street Theatre since their inception in 2011.  In this time, they've slowly and steadily grown their following and fan base, originally producing shows over two nights then moving to three and now four nights for a run. In my opinion, it was A Carol for Christmas, a Dickens-themed improvised show in December 2012, that saw the ascendancy of this local … [Read more...]

IMPROV: A Science Fiction Thriller. April 9-12, 2014. A preview.

IMPROV: A Science Fiction Thriller. Presented by Paper Street Theatre in Victoria BC, April 9-12, 2014. A preview. I've been a fan of Paper Street Theatre Co. since the founding of the company in 2011. Originally dedicated to improvising based on the style of well-known playwrights like Tennessee Williams and Samuel Beckett, the company branched out to genres in 2012 with An Improvised Film Noir, hit their stride with A Carol for Christmas in … [Read more...]

Sin City: Live Improvised Serial. Season Three- Bedlam-by-Sea. Season Finale.

It’s time to bid a very sad farewell to the denizens of Bedlam-by-Sea as the third season of Sin City the Live Improvised Serial wraps up tonight (May 28th) at the Victoria Event Centre. Season Three was originally planned to start in the fall of 2012, but busy acting schedules meant the season was advanced to January, for a total of 21 episodes playing to full houses. It’s “FawltyTowers meets Coronation Street, with a dash of Austin Powers, … [Read more...]

An Improvised Samuel Becket by Paper Street Theatre

Under the direction of master improviser Dave Morris, and with the participation of some of Victoria's finest improvisers, including at least one member of this year's Vic Slam Team, Paper Street Theatre Co tackles improvised theatre. Improvisation comes with many associations - funny skits, short pieces, physical comedy, games and challenges.  Rarely would an audience anticipate two 40 minute plays, created "in the style of" to be … [Read more...]