Angels and Aliens at the Victoria Fringe 2018. An interview.

Jeff Leard is originally from Victoria and an alumnus of  UVic, with a ferocious gift for kinetic movement and humour that he honed working for Story Theatre on the school circuit—can there be any more demanding audience than kids?  This year he returns with Angels and Aliens, created and performed with Sydney Hayduk. Jeff answered questions about his time on the Fringe and this production. How long have you been producing work on the … [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...]

Reminiscences of Reconciliation by Logan Richards at the Victoria Fringe 2018. An interview.

Logan Richards is the second recipient of the Victoria Fringe Indigenous Artist Program.  He answered questions about his show, Reminiscences of Reconciliation. The Victoria Fringe IAP provides access and mentorship for local artists who identify as Indigenous, and wish to produce work as part of the Victoria Fringe. The program incorporates collaborative mentorship, access to resources and support to strengthen participating artist’s producing … [Read more...]

Fool’s Paradise by Blue Elephant Theatre at the Victoria Fringe 2018. An interview.

Blue Elephant Theatre is a relatively new theatre company in Victoria BC, but, as you’ll read below, playwright/director Anna MacAlpine has surrounded herself with a team of recent grads and current students of the UVic Phoenix Theatre. This all-female cast and crew presents “the story of the most interesting person from history you’ve probably never heard of”—Julie d’Aubigny. Julie McGuire as Julie d'Aubigny and Hanna Seinen as Mathilde. … [Read more...]

The Boy In The Chrysalis presented by hapax theatre at the Victoria Fringe 2018. Preview.

hapax theatre follows its successful production of A Beautiful View with the poignant and relevant The Boy In The Chrysalis by Canadian Playwright Liam Monaghan running August 24 - September 2 as part of the 32nd Annual Victoria Fringe Festival. The Boy in the Chrysalis tells the story of a broken-hearted man—a grade school teacher by day, a drag queen by night—whose long-term relationship has recently ended. Faced with the banality of … [Read more...]

AWKWARD HUG by Cory Thibert at the Victoria Fringe 2018. Interview.

Cory Thibert and Linnea Gwiazda hit the jackpot when they won the coveted 2018 Canadian Association of Fringe Festival (CAFF) lottery—allowing them entry to a minimum of five Fringe festivals on the CAFF circuit.  Victoria audiences will remember Cory from Happiness TM performed with Tony Adams at the 2016 Victoria Fringe.  Now he is back with AWKWARD HUG a personal coming-of-age story with a difference. Gwiazda directs this frank and tender … [Read more...]