The Fitting Room at the Victoria Fringe 2018. An interview.

I first saw The Fitting Room by Ellery Lamm when it was presented as part of Vino Buono’s inaugural season. Lamm and director Anna Marie Anderson answered questions about this latest version of the play. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist/company? Ellery: This is both of our first time producing work for Fringe Festival. Have you been (or will you be) taking the show to other Fringes? Anna … [Read more...]

Field Zoology 101 at the Victoria Fringe 2018. An interview.

When an outstanding comic performer like Mike Delamont (God is a Scottish Drag Queen) tells you to go see a show—you go, or, at least I do. So it was in 2016 that he recommended Field Zoology 101 by Shawn O’Hara, another local comic who was performing for the first time at the Victoria Fringe.  The show was a hit, and it’s back for another run at this year’s Fringe. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit? As an … [Read more...]

Sweeney Todd at Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre July 31-August 12 2018. An interview.

The behemoth that is Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd comes to the Roxy Theatre from July 31st- August 12th in Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s creative re-imagining.  I met with Patrick Du Wors, set and lighting designer, and Graham McMonagle, costume designer, to discuss the many innovations they have employed to redefine the scenario while remaining true to Sondheim’s original intentions. “Sweeney Todd is extremely taxing, even for the largest … [Read more...]

Fado the Saddest Music in the World at the Victoria Fringe 2018. An interview.

The team that brought you the 2015 Fringe hit Lieutenant Nun are back this year with the world premiere of FADO, the Saddest Music in the World.  Director Mercedes Bátiz-Benét answered questions about the show. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist/company?  Puente Theatre has been producing work on the Fringe circuit since 2015. Last time at the Victoria Fringe? Shows you've presented at the … [Read more...]

Paper Street Theatre Season 8 announcement 2018 2019

Some Old, Something New True to its improvisational nature, Paper Street Theatre is shaking it up for Season 8 with new cast members and a surprising return to an old style. “After eight years I think it’s time to change our routine,” explained director Dave Morris. “That’s why we’re trying new things like performing in the round for Ghost Stories and brining in new people to play, while staying true to our commitment to create … [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...]

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre Announces its 2018-2019 Season Lineup

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre (BBRT) announces its 2018/2019 season. (Media release) The upcoming season will include an additional show fifth show which will open in the fall of 2018.  The season will feature classic plays by some of the world foremost playwrights including: Billy Bishop Goes to War by John MacLachlan Grey, Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen, Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon and Fiddler on the … [Read more...]

Beginning/Middle/End at the Victoria Fringe Festival 2018. An interview.

Beginning/Middle/End by ReCued Productions promises a “choose your own adventure for theatre-lovers”. Writer and creator Brian Quackenbush answered questions about the show which appears at the Victoria Fringe Festival 2018. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit? As an artist/company? Brian:  This is my 2nd Fringe show, 1st with this company. Is this your first time at the Victoria Fringe? Yes this is the … [Read more...]

Kalamazoo by Bema Productions at the Victoria Fringe 2018. An interview.

Bema Productions, founded in 2013 by veteran theatre-maker Zelda Dean during Congregation Emanu-El’s Arts Festival, has a reputation for producing thought-provoking dramas and comedies.  This year’s offering at the Victoria Fringe Festival, in the "bring your own venue" of the synagogue’s social hall is Kalamazoo. Zelda Dean was happy to answer a few questions. How long have you been producing work at the Victoria Fringe circuit?  As an … [Read more...]

Mom’s the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty at the Belfry Theatre. A review.

The cultural phenomena that is the Mom’s The Word collective has landed, once again, at their “home away from home”, the Belfry Theatre , for the latest update in the uproarious saga--Mom's the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty.  For twenty five years, relentless in their honesty, this quintet of actors and writers has turned selves, husbands, children and relationships into fodder for their remarkable comedic talents—and garnered an army of followers, not … [Read more...]