Omelette at UNO Fest 2018. Interview with Csaba Raduly

Omelette at UNO Fest 2018. Interview with Csaba Raduly Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest, now in its twenty-first year, runs May 9-19, 2018 in Victoria BC.  It features eighteen shows, including two as part of the new Family Fest Series, and a spotlight on women’s indigenous voices with a guest indigenous curator, Yolanda Bonnell. I’ll be featuring interviews, previews and reviews during the festival. Follow … [Read more...]

Ideas Bobert at UNO Fest 2018. Interview with Candice Roberts.

Ideas Bobert at UNO Fest 2018. Interview with Candice Roberts. Did you miss Ideas Bobert at the 2016 Victoria Fringe Festival? If so, here's your chance to see the show--it's coming to UNO Fest Sunday May 13th as part of the new Family Fest series, presented in partnership with Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People.  I did see the show in 2016 and even if you don't have kids, I'd encourage you to borrow some, or even attend on your … [Read more...]

Vino Buono presents The Fitting Room and Snowfrog May 10-12 2017. Interview with Kat Taddei

Vino Buono presents The Fitting Room and Snowfrog May 10-12 2017. Interview with Kat Taddei Founded in 2016, Vino Buono Productions is one of Victoria's newest theatre companies; artistic director Kat Taddei was kind enough to answer a few question about their first season, and about their upcoming double bill. Can you speak to your inaugural season choices—why did you choose The Fitting Room and Snowfrog? These are two pieces of new … [Read more...]

The Secret Garden presented by Four Seasons Musical Theatre. November 14-22, 2014.

The Secret Garden presented by Four Seasons Musical Theatre. November 14-22,2014 in Victoria BC (Langford and Sidney). Media release. Four Seasons Musical Theatre invites the public to enter The Secret Garden this November. Based on the enchanting classic of children's literature, the musical follows Mary Lennox, a young girl raised in the British Raj who is orphaned by a cholera outbreak and sent to a darkened Yorkshire manor house to live … [Read more...]

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. UVic Phoenix Spotlight on Alumni October 9-18 2014. A review.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the current UVic Phoenix “Spotlight on Alumni” (October 9-18, 2014) is a vigourous and spiritied re-telling of the timeless classic by CS Lewis. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of this show, two additional performances have been added October 24th at 8pm and October 25th at 2pm. Starring UVic grads Mack Gordon (BFA ’08) and Kaitlin Williams (BFA ’09) this production is a 90 minute adaptation by Ron … [Read more...]

TRUNK by Kerploding Theatre August 10th in Victoria BC, August 16th at Gabriola Theatre Festival

TRUNK by Kerploding Theatre.  August 10th in Victoria BC, August 16th at the Gabriola Theatre Festival. I was first introduced to the work of Kerploding Theatre at the Victoria Fringe in 2013, where they won "Pick of the Fringe" for TRUNK.  In the fall I had the opportunity to attend Amelia and the Dwarves, produced as part of the Student Alternative Theatre Company (SATCo) at the University of Victoria, and then this spring watched … [Read more...]

WordPLAY by Kerploding Theatre, March 1st, 2014. A preview.

 Kerploding Theatre presents WordPLAY March 1st at the Intrepid Theatre Club as part of Intrepid Theatre’s The YOU Show series. I first met Mollison Farmer, Kerploding Theatre’s Artistic Director, during the Victoria Fringe Festival in 2013, where they presented Trunk! to enthusiastic young audiences as part of the Fringe Kids line-up.  In the fall, I had the opportunity to see another show she directed—Amelia and the Dwarves—which was part of … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope Theatre presents War of the Eagles at Fort Rodd Hill, May 25/26 2013.

Fort Rodd Hill stands in for wartime Prince Rupert in Kaleidoscope Theatre's site-specific adaptation of Eric Walters multiple-award-winning children’s  of the Eagles (now part of the BC school curriculum). Photo: Miles Lowry Canadian history is rife with shameful incidents of colonization and racism, yet how do you translate them to a younger audience in a way that will resonate with their experiences?  War of the Eagles, despite some … [Read more...]