Victoria Fringe Festival 2016. My local picks.

Victoria Fringe Festival 2016. My local picks. In 2006 I celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Victoria Fringe Festival and got truly bitten by the Fringe bug.  I saw many more shows than originally planned, and had so much fun I decided to volunteer the following year (and did so until 2014 when I switched to reviewing).  Over the years I’ve met many Fringe artists and followed their careers—both in Victoria and further afield. Even … [Read more...]

True Story an Improv Show by Vikes Improv at the Victoria Fringe Festival 2016. Interview.

True Story an Improv Show by Vikes Improv at the Victoria Fringe Festival 2016. Interview. Victoria is a hot-bed of improvised theatre with no less than three shows at this year’s Victoria Fringe Festival.  In addition to companies working professionally and semi-professionally, there is also a very active improv community at the University of Victoria—Vikes Improv. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an … [Read more...]

50 Fun Things at the Victoria Fringe Festival 2016. Interview with Jeff Hoffman

50 Fun Things at the Victoria Fringe Festival 2016. Interview with Jeff Hoffman. How long have you been producing work on the Fringe circuit?  As an artist/company? Maniac Productions had its first Fringe show back in 2012 with "One Man Macbeth". The two actors involved with 50 Fun Things (Karin Atkinson and Jeff Hoffman) have, between the two of them, been involved with a total of six Fringe shows, performing primarily in Edmonton … [Read more...]

Diversion 2 Cabaret – February 13th, a fundraiser for the Victoria Event Centre

Since January 2013, a new cabaret has appeared on the busy performance calendar at the Victoria Event Centre (VEC) - Diversion is scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month, and is a fundraiser for the Victoria Multicultural Society who runs the VEC.  Funds raised will help with improvements for this very busy venue. This month's cabaret features performing artists I'm familiar with (Missie Peters, performance poet; Ryan Bangra, comedian; … [Read more...]

A Winter of Theatre in Victoria BC – Jan/Feb 2013

Theatre companies in Victoria are launching 2013 with a number of dark plays (some of them dark comedies) deemed “suitable for mature audiences”, as well as ground-breaking trans-media and immersive experiences at the new Winterlab Festival. Families will be happy to hear of a new Family Theatre Festival, and lovers of multi-cultural story telling will want to check out WorldPlay (re-scheduled to March 7-10th) Sin City returns for a third … [Read more...]

Opening Night: Sin City A Live Improvised Soap Opera – Season TWO: Carnies

Well the joint was hopping last Tuesday night at the Victoria Event Centre (VEC) as the good citizens of Victoria came out in full force for opening night of the very popular Sin City A Live Improvised Soap Opera - Season TWO: Carnies. The actors in Sin City are well known to local audiences, having performed with Atomic Vaudeville, Giggling Iguana, Launch Pad, and other companies on stages all around town.  Season cast members include: Wes … [Read more...]

Join Theatre SKAM for “Wrecking Ball Victoria #2” April 25th

The fine folks from Victoria BC's Theatre SKAM are once again, prior to the next federal election, hosting, "Wrecking Ball" Monday April 25th 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre. Join them for an evening that promises to entertain, and engage! Laugh, think, vote. On Monday May 2nd Canadians will vote in their third Federal Election in five years after the Harper Government became the first in the history of the Commonwealth to be held … [Read more...]