War of 1812 at the Victoria Fringe 2018. An interview.

The War of 1812, a Fringe classic, returns with a stellar cast comprised of award-winning artists—all of them locals who have now established themselves as true Fringe stars on the CAFF (Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals—which includes festivals in the US) circuit. How could a show with Wes Borg, Morgan Cranny, Mike Delamont and Rod Peter, Jr be anything else but hilarious? I can guarantee sold-out houses. They arrive August 29th from the … [Read more...]

Kitt and Jane at the Victoria Fringe 2018. An interview.

Multi-award winning SNAFU Dance Theatre has been creating work since 2006, on the Canadian Fringe circuit and beyond.  Ingrid Hansen and Rod Peter Jr return to the 2018 Victoria Fringe Festival with a brand new director's cut of their smash hit Kitt and Jane. Ingrid Hansen answered questions about Kitt and Jane. Kitt and Jane. Poster art by Hank Pine. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit? As an artist/company? … [Read more...]

Swan Song and Other Farces at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. An interview.

Swan Song and Other Farces at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. An interview. Noa Paster may only be seven going on eight, but she’s already an experienced musician and performer who is prepared to hold her own with the talented ensemble of Swan Song and Other Farces, the opening production of Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s tenth anniversary season (April 24-May 6, 2018). Director Jacob Richmond (The Caretaker, Animal Crackers, Waiting … [Read more...]

A Summer of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC.

A Summer of Theatre 2016 in Victoria BC. Ah—summer! The regular theatre season concludes and audiences can look forward to festivals and evenings outdoors.  Although the volume slows down somewhat, there are still plenty of wonderful seasonal surprises for your viewing pleasure. This list is current as of June 1 2016.  I will continue to update it as shows are announced. June 2016 Pizazz and All That Jazz at Jim Pattison Toyota a … [Read more...]

Kitt and Jane, Alumni Spotlight at UVic’s Phoenix Theatre – a review

It’s the First International Wildlife Diversity Appreciation Day, and Kitt Pederson (Ingrid Hansen) and Lucas “Jane” Jameson (Rod Peter Jr) have been chosen out of all the Grade 9 students to make a brief presentation. What could possibly go wrong? As it turns out – plenty! Kitt and Jane, the current Alumni Spotlight at the University of Victoria’s Phoenix Theatre (October 17 – 26th) is the sequel to a previous Snafu Dance Theatre production, … [Read more...]

Kitt and Jane – a review – SPARK Festival at the Belfry Theatre

Kitt and Jane host an interactive survival guide to the post-apocalyptic future. Ingrid Hansen and Rod Peter Jr are prolific Victoria-based performers and creation artists who defy categorization. At any given moment they may be writing a play, performing in a cabaret, designing costumes, composing a song, making shadow puppets or choreographing dance. In late 2010 Hansen’s company SNAFU Dance Theatre was selected for a Belfry Theatre … [Read more...]

The Fall of the House of Usher – Craigdarroch Castle. A review.

I love site specific theatre. For me, going to a play is visceral  - the sights (costumes, sets, décor) sounds, and sometimes smells (gunpowder) combining to create an emotional experience.  Adding the ability to live within the décor only serves to heighten this feeling. Giggling Iguana and director Ian Case have been creating site specific work in Victoria since 2001 at Craigdarroch Castle, beginning with Ian's adaptation of The Fall of the … [Read more...]