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...]