Derwin Blanshard Season 2 Finale Sunday June 22, 2014.

Derwin Blanshard Season 2 Finale Sunday June 22, 2014. Congratulations to Wes Borg aka Derwin Blanshard on his recent nomination for the Canadian Comedy Awards in the category "Best Variety Show".  As those of us who follow his local schedule know, Wes is one of the hardest working performers in the city with recurring roles in Sin City: The Live Improvised Serial and Atomic Vaudeville cabarets. This past season he appeared in Island Repertory … [Read more...]

Wolf in the Mirror by Impulse Theatre June 19-22, 2014. A review.

Wolf in the Mirror by Impulse Theatre, June 19-22, 2014. A review. Take a journey in movement and music, through myth and magic in Wolf in the Mirror—the latest (and most ambitious) creation of Victoria’s Impulse Theatre (currently onstage June 19-22 at the Metro Studio). This bold young company, comprised of performers in their early 20s, has never been afraid to blur artistic boundaries in the many works they’ve produced since their … [Read more...]

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Langham Court Theatre June 11-28, 2014-a review.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Langham Court Theatre June 11-28, 2014. A review. As my friend Cheryl DeWolfe elegantly wrote recently in I’m Familiar With That Story , so often we are not—familiar; to our detriment. That is the case, I discovered, with my spotty knowledge of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  I know the major plot lines, and can probably quote a line or two from some of the more well-known soliloquies, but as for Rosencrantz and … [Read more...]

Wolf in the Mirror by Impulse Theatre June 19-22 in Victoria BC. An interview.

When Impulse Theatre’s Wolf in the Mirror opens at the Metro Studio Theatre June 19-21 it will be the culmination of a three-year journey for Artistic Director Andrew Barrett and Artistic Associate Emily Piggford. Photo: Pamela Bethel Wolf in the Mirror was originally created as a short piece for the University of Victoria Theatre program’s SATCo (Student Alternative Theatre Company) where it was awarded the best SATCo of 2011. It was then … [Read more...]