UFO Festival at Little Fernwood Hall, May 22 – June 2 2013

Graham McDonald, principal of Mr UG Productions is proud to present the first Little Fernwood UFO (UNO Festival off-site) May 22nd – June 2nd, 2013. Inspired by the success of Little Fernwood Hall as a venue at the Victoria Fringe Festival, and by UNO Fest (North America’s longest running festival of solo performance at 17 years), McDonald approached Janet Munsil, artistic director of Intrepid Theatre, producers of UNO and the Fringe, to … [Read more...]

The Crackwalker at Theatre Inconnu – a review

Recently I met Monica Prendergast, professor of theatre at UVic, actor, director, reviewer and blogger. Our conversation was wide-ranging. At one point, she recommended a book "The Necessity of Theatre: The Art of Watching and Being Watched" by Paul Woodruff. From the book description:  A good audience is emotionally engaged as spectators; their engagement takes a form of empathy that can lead to a special kind of human wisdom. … [Read more...]

Theatre Inconnu announces their 2012 season

It promises to be another fantastic season at Theatre Inconnu in 2012. Consistently producing some of the most challenging theatre I have the pleasure of seeing in any given year, on a bare-bones budget, with semi-professional actors, and mentoring emerging theatre artists, Theatre Inconnu merits your attention!  Established in 1978 by Katya Kern-Aho and Clayton Jevne, they are Victoria's longest surviving alternative theatre company.  The list … [Read more...]

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg – Theatre Inconnu – A Review

Since 1978 Victoria's Theatre Inconnu has been challenging audiences with topical and difficult drama. Their latest work, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, is no exception. Originally written in 1968 by the British playwright Peter Nichols, it is loosely auto-biographical and chronicles the life of a lower middle class couple, Brian (James McDougall) and Sheila (Melissa Blank), parents of a severely handicapped child, Joe (Similkameen O'Rourke) … [Read more...]