The Ginger Goodwin Story by Michael Stephen May 9th 2016. A preview.

The Ginger Goodwin Story by Michael Stephen May 9th 2016. A preview. Michael Stephen has long been interested in social and labour history.  For years he taught at the Contact Alternative School for marginalized youth in Toronto.  He knew many “Wobblies”—members of the Industrial Workers of the World, an international labour union founded in 1905—which was where he was first introduced to the story of Ginger Goodwin, Vancouver Island’s most … [Read more...]

OUTStages Festival at Intrepid Theatre. An interview with playwright Kathryn Taddei (The Bad Touch)

OUTStages Festival at Intrepid Theatre. An interview with playwright Kathryn Taddei (The Bad Touch). As part of Intrepid Theatre’s OUTStages Festival, there will be a reading Tuesday July 7th of Kathryn Taddei’s play The Bad Touch. I had a chance to connect with Kat for a Q & A. You first workshopped The Bad Touch at the Student Alternative Theatre Company (SATCo) at UVic in January 2015. What was the impetus for this work? Is there a … [Read more...]

OUTStages Festival at Intrepid Theatre: An interview with playwright Dave Deveau (My Funny Valentine)

OUTStages Festival at Intrepid Theatre: An interview with playwright Dave Deveau (My Funny Valentine). Intrepid Theatre present's Victoria's inaugural queer theatre festival July 5 - 12, 2015 in Victoria BC.  As part of the outreach activities, there will be two play readings at the Intrepid Theatre Club July 7th--The Bad Touch by local playwright Kat Taddei, and My Funny Valentine by Dave Deveau of ZeeZee Theatre (Vancouver). I had the … [Read more...]

Hubris in Athens, a new play by John Green, November 28/29 in Victoria BC.

Hubris in Athens, a new play by John Green, November 29 in Victoria BC.  Media Release. Electoral reform: a snore-making topic to be avoided in polite society, a cause worthy of passionate debate, or something to laugh about? Victoria playwright John Demmery Green suspects that most people would pick answer one, but for him the battle to achieve proportional representation is both a passion and something people should have fun with. Green’s … [Read more...]

Intrepid Theatre launches New Play Reading Series

Intrepid Theatre launches New Play Reading Series. I'm a big fan of play readings and play workshops. They are an important part of the play development process and represent an opportunity for the playwright to "test" their work in front of a live audience.   I received the following message from Janet Munsil, Artistic Director at Intrepid Theatre. Intrepid Theatre has launched a New Play Reading Series at the Intrepid Theatre Club, on … [Read more...]

When I’m 64. Playreading August 26th 2013

First-time playwright, Comox resident JS Hill debuts When I’m 64 with a play reading Monday August 26th at Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea (Clover Point). Hill was invited by Robert Light, director of Shakespeare by the Sea.  “This is artists helping artists - our way of giving back to the community,” he said. Faced with a lack of roles for women of “a certain age” Hill began writing When I’m 64. Although based on situations and … [Read more...]