BC Black History Month

Black History Month Events

Intrepid Theatre and The Belfry Theatre are teaming up with BC Black History Awareness Society to present a number of events and performances in celebration of Black History Month, plus, Justin Carter remounts Son of Africville for one-night only at The VEC. The full schedule of events is listed at bcblackhistory.ca

Just an Ordinary Lawyer
Thursday, February 2 at 8 pm
Metro Studio Theatre

Intrepid Theatre presents Just an Ordinary Lawyer, from the performer and creator of Call Mr Robeson (which played at The Metro in 2013) as part of Black History Month. Just an Ordinary Lawyer, from Tayo Aluko, combines music, cricket and storytelling to tell the true story of Nigerian Tunji Sowande, who quietly broke through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first Black judge in 1978. Tickets available here. 

Just An Ordinary Lawyer is presented in partnership with the BC Black History Awareness Society.

Son of Africville
Monday February 6, 7pm
Victoria Event Centre

Stemming from the roots of historic Africville, Canada’s largest and oldest black community, SON OF AFRICVILLE is the heartwarming true story of a young man’s journey back to a mother that always loved him. Relived through story and song, Justin Carter tells this autobiographical tale of a mother who gave up her son because of drugs and schizophrenia and their reunion after almost 20 years apart. Carter’s show premiered at Puente Theatre, and has gone on to play Uno Fest and and festivals across the country. Get tickets HERE. 

 

An Evening of Spoken Word Poetry and Jazz and Blues with Ann-Bernice Thomas and Maureen Washington

Monday, February 27, 7 pm
The Belfry Theatre

Ann-Bernice Thomas, Victoria’s 2016 Youth Poet Laureate, uses her voice to rally social change with themes of immigration, identity, feminism, sexual education, mental health, and racism. She is pleased to have acted in an Anti-Bias Show, aimed to help bridge the gap between police, immigrants, and ethno-cultural community. Ann-Bernice was also the Assistant Volunteer Coordinator at the 2016 Victoria Fringe, so you might recognize here.

Maureen Washington always delivers a thrilling, energetic and soulful performance of jazz and blues with her trio. She has won several awards including being named 2014 Black Canadian Awards Best Jazz and Soul Artist. She is backed by Karel Roessingh – piano, Joey Smith – bass, Damian Graham – drums.

Admission by donation.

Co-sponsored by the BC Black History Awareness Society, the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Belfry and the Government of Canada.

Holiday Hours

The Intrepid Theatre office will be closed from December 23 – January 9. We will re-open the morning of Monday, January 9th at 10am. We will respond to all phone messages and e-mails then. Don’t forget to make your charitable donation before December 31 for a 2016 tax receipt. Donate online here or send your cheque in the mail before the end of the year.

From all of us at Intrepid Theatre, thanks for a memorable year and for sharing 2016 with us! See you in 2017 for more fearless artists and adventurous theatre. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 

Ruminations from World Fringe Congress: the collective power of the Fringe

The Montreal World Fringe Conference

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to travel to Montreal for the World Fringe Congress. There’s nothing like a conference hall of 120 passionate festival organizers from around the world to get you fired up about our shared Fringe mission. This international convergence of Fringe Festivals taught me a great deal, particularly about the collective power of the network of over 250 Fringe Festivals internationally and Victoria’s role within it.

A global Fringe movement

Nearly 70 years ago, a group of eight artists were denied a spot in the Edinburgh Festival. They decided that this wouldn’t stop them from having a voice and staged their own performance in makeshift venues on the ‘fringe’ of the festival. These disenfranchised artists railing against the establishment struck a chord with their local community and signalled the beginnings of what has since become a global movement. From its anarchic inception, this powerful, transformative idea has manifested itself in many different forms in over 250 cities across the world. To me, this is staggering the scale this global community has reached – over 19 million people see approximately 170,000 artists perform at Fringe Festivals each year. But perhaps even more fascinating is that regardless of the city, the artists, the audiences, this idea of ‘Fringe’ has kept its innately Do-It-Yourself and independent roots.

A uniquely Canadian pastime

It became clear listening to other Fringes in Europe talk about challenges faced with artists touring that the North American Fringe tour is unique and incredibly special. The Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals works together to link up dates so artists can tour Fringes right across the country from Montreal to Vancouver. This not only helps emerging and established artists but elevates Fringing to a national pastime that can be enjoyed in whatever city you happen to find yourself in.

I Fringe, You Fringe, We all Fringe

We all Fringe in different ways in different places – the big daddy Fringe in Edinburgh with nearly three thousand shows is quite a different proposition to the eight shows at the little Prince Edward Island Fringe on the other side of Canada. Hearing all the different voices from cities around the world describe at the conference how their city had shaped their Fringe was inspiring. As Davide at the Italian ‘Roma’ Fringe in Italy said, “the Fringe must fit the mask of the city”. It also made me realize that regardless of whether you are seeing a show at the outdoor Roma Fringe, chatting to a fellow audience member in a Victoria Fringe lineup or sharing a beer with artists at the Adelaide Fringe’s garden of unearthly delights, this experience that we all share, commonly known as ‘Fringing’, retains the same underlying ideals of accessible theatre for everyone and creating a platform for independent artists to self-produce their work.

BE BRAVE

When this idea (which Intrepid Theatre uses as its catchphrase) came up in a group discussion about planning for future festivals, I knew I was in the right place. In a panel discussion, San Fran organiser Christina Aguelllo said, “Without risk, there is no art”. In each corner of the globe, Fringe Festivals are constantly evolving and in their own way pushing boundaries to bring artists and audiences together for unique experiences. As audience members, we take a chance every time we see a show by an artist we aren’t familiar with, and look forward to the surprises and excitement that come with artists bravely creating shows taking artistic leaps of faith. Basic Training creator Kahlil Ashanti remarked in the conference’s keynote speech, “there are so few places where you can take a risk in the [entertainment] industry”, but for him the Fringe is a space where he can safely test out new work in front of an audience and strive for artistic innovation.

Challenges

One commonality between all the Fringes is that they fill a need in their communities and there are always challenges that come with this that are unique to each city. In Sydney, Australia there are no small-scale venues of 400 seats and under that independent theatre creators can rent (much like Victoria in the 1990s). The Fringe there provides a home and a platform for a independent work to thrive. In Edinburgh the population more than doubles during the festival that is attended by 4 million people and they struggle to find affordable accommodation for visiting artists. In South Africa, there are power outages during this festival which frequently interrupt performances.

Elevate the local to the global

This catchphrase from by the infinitely quotable Adam J. K. Potrykus from Stockholm Fringe became the unofficial catch-cry of the conference. Fringe is a worldwide movement, but on a micro level it’s also a family made up of connections between artists, audiences and communities. Within the spontaneous, unexpected, inspiring creativity of the Victoria Fringe (which is the second oldest Fringe Fest in Canada) is an idea which is echoed across the world. This is something we in Victoria should all be proud of.

-Sammie Gough
Producer

Earlybird Fringe Fest Lottery Results

Congratulations to those who were drawn for the Earlybird Lottery for the 2017 Victoria Fringe Festival. These ten companies were drawn out of the high-tech santa lottery hat:

  1. Patronus Theatre – Monica Ogden
  2. The Dreaded Mondays Theatre Company – Andrew Brimmell
  3. Outpost 31 – David Elendune
  4. 3rd Age World – Terry Oliver
  5. JunkTime Puppets – Mesh Beam
  6. Tasha Diamant
  7. Sean Proudlove
  8. Enigmatic Events – Chris Rudram
  9. Hush Money – Pamela Bethel
  10. Autistic Productions – Jessica Casiro

 

If you are a Victoria company, your application will go into the BC section of the regular lottery draw on Jan 12. For more details on Fringe Fest applications click here.

 

Tips on getting tickets to a sold out show

Missed out on tickets to a sold out show, like Homo for the Holidays? Here are a few tips on how you might be able to snag a ticket.

 

Stand-by List – we start an in-person stand-by list at The Metro at 7pm. Check in at the Box Office and get your name on the list. If tickets become available we’ll call your name. Some people line up early. We can’t promise we will get anyone on the list in but this is your best bet.

Facebook  – plans change and some people might have an extra ticket or two, check the Facebook event, HERE is the Homo for the Holidays event.

Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a National Giving Day

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday  …now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on November 29, 2016.

It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

Consider supporting Intrepid Theatre this Giving Tuesday, and make a donation. Every donation over $25 comes with perks and a tax receipt. Join our community of adventurous theatre-loving donors. Bold Theatre. Fearless Artists. Be Brave.  

Your support of our festivals, programs and venues means the world to us, enabling us to bring the finest contemporary theatre to Victoria, and provide opportunities and resources for the next generation of artists. We couldn’t do it without you.

Be brave with us and make a one-time or monthly gift. 

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Intrepid Theatre celebrates our 30th anniversary this year and we have come a long way in the last three decades. From the very first Fringe Festival, which lasted three days and introduced 1,500 people to the chaotic, creative magic of the Fringe, to now standing proud as the mother-ship of Victoria’s independent theatre scene: providing two venues, three festivals, accessibility, mentorship, programs for new work by emerging artists, connection to contemporary alternative theatre internationally and serving over 25,000 people.

 

MORE Hot Ticket Auction Items at Merry & Bright

Our biggest fundraiser of the year, Merry & Bright is NEXT WEEKEND, and we have some incredible items and experiences up for auction in the live and silent auctions, thanks to some generous donors and sponsors. The best part – all of the proceeds raised at the event, support Intrepid Theatre, our programming and festivals.

Here are a few more highlights of the great items up for auction:

* Your kitchen will be transformed with a sampler pack or beautiful, artisanal olive oils and balsamic vinegars from Olive the Senses.  Yum!

* Enjoy a beautiful stay for two nights at Page’s Resort & Marina on Gabriola Island, enjoy the views of Silva Bay from a one-bedroom cottage. The perfect getaway .

* Relax and pamper yourself – you deserve it! Enjoy The Parkside Spa with a gift certificate for a service of your choice.

* Take in the oceanside views and lounge poolside or dive in and splash around at the pool at Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

* Do Victoria Beer Week like a VIP with tickets to the Opening Night event and the Lift Off Cask Night next Spring.

* Need New Years Plans? Be a part of the audience at the legendary New Year’s Eve  Cabaret from Atomic Vaudeville.

Eat. Drink. Bid. Be Merry.
Merry & Bright lights up The Atrium on Sunday, November 27th.
Tickets are $40 and include a tasting hour & cocktail catering.
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Hot Ticket Items at Merry & Bright

Every year, the auction committee searches out an eclectic mix of unique experiences, hot ticket items and covetable gift packages for Merry & Bright, our annual holiday auction; this year is no exception and we have some great items ready to go to the highest bidder. Plus, Alison Ross from Kilshaw’s Auctioneers is our special guest, bringing some authentic auction magic to the stage as she hosts the live auction.

Here are a few more highlights of the great items up for auction:

* Take home a bottle of Merridale’s limited edition Cowichan Cognac. Only 400 bottles were made. This is BC’s first and only 10 year old brandy. This limited edition cognac will be your favourite Holiday treat. Yum!

* Enjoy a stay-cation with a beautiful room at Hotel Grand Pacific  and have downtown at your fingertips. The perfect in-town getaway, escape for one night away and take in the sights and sounds of the inner harbour from your private balcony.

* Relax, unwind and reset with a float in the Float House’s sensory deprivation tanks. Floating is today’s most advanced and scientifically proven way of eliminating stress, tension and fatigue from your life. This is a must try experience so here’s your chance!

* Hop the pond next summer and experience Vancouver Opera’s inaugural Opera Festival with two tickets to the modern classic, Dead man Walking, based on the best-selling memoir and starring opera heavy hitters Daniel Okulitch and Judith Forst. 

* Shake off the winter blues with a 10-pack of vouchers to the 2017 Victoria Film Festival. Bring your eyeballs and experience films from near and far right on your doorstep, with galas, screenings and special presentations.

* Farquhar Auditorium presents Starman: Acoustic Bowie, a musical tribute to David Bowie.  Join an inspired, diverse group of Canadian singers/musicians as they celebrate the songs of Bowie in this in-the-round concert performance.

 

Eat. Drink. Bid. Be Merry. 
Merry & Bright lights up The Atrium on Sunday, November 27th.
Tickets are $40 and include a tasting hour & cocktail catering.
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Merry & Bright: Auction preview

Every year, the auction committee searches out an eclectic mix of unique experiences, hot ticket items and covetable gift packages for Merry & Bright, our annual holiday auction; this year is no exception and we have some great items ready to go to the highest bidder. Plus, Alison Ross from Kilshaw’s Auctioneers is our special guest, bringing some authentic auction magic to the stage as she hosts the live auction.

Here are a few highlights of the great items up for auction:

* Our most popular item is back! Get a private cocktail class from bartender extraordinaire Simon Ogden for you and 3 friends at Veneto Tapa Lounge

* Enjoy a night out at the opera with 2 tickets to Pacific Opera Victoria’s Les Feluettes, the brand new piece based on Michel Marc Bouchard’s play Lilies.

* Take home a bottle of deliciously smooth Ampersand Gin, made right here on the island at a local distillery.

* Hop the pond in style with a $1200 Helijet credit, good for return travel for two to Vancouver.

* Be a part of festival magic at the 10th Anniversary Rifflandia with 2 Super Passes to the 2017 festival.

* Dance Victoria presents Alonzo King LINES Contemporary Ballet at The Royal Theatre and we have two tickets to the long awaited return of one of Victoria’s favourite dance companies.

 

Eat. Drink. Bid. Be Merry. 
Merry & Bright lights up The Atrium on Sunday, November 27th.
Tickets are $40 and include a tasting hour & cocktail catering.
TICKETS & EVENT DETAILS<<

What’s the deal with the Fringe Button?

All ticket holders 13+ must have a Fringe Button – $6.

Because 100% of the net ticket sales is returned directly to the artists you choose to see, the Fringe Button helps Intrepid Theatre produce the Fringe Festival. You must show it whenever you enter a Fringe venue. It gets you free entry to the Fringe Club, so you can Fringe more and Fringe late.

You can purchase a button at every venue when buying a ticket before the show; at Ticket Rocket’s Fringe Box office (1609 Blanshard, open 11am-7pm during the festival); or at the FREE special events (get 2 for $10 at the Fringe Eve Preview in Centennial Square on August 24).

AND – your Fringe Button gets you deals at a few fine local Fringe-loving establishments:

2% Jazz Coffee – 50% off one hot beverage a day.
The Joint Pizzeria – Industry priced slice.
Bao Restaurant – Happy Hour price all day.
9 Elements Spa & Reflexology – $15 off any treatment.

Fringe Testimonial: Nathan Medd

One time the Victoria Fringe came into my room crying, and it changed my life.  The volunteer coordinator that summer had lost her assistant, and since I also managed volunteers – nearby at the Belfry Theatre – maybe I knew someone.  I offered to jump in myself, if I could see every show in the festival, for free.  This new rep as a super-fringer led to an offer to join the board, after which I was lucky to pioneer a year-round job there with a little Olympics grant. In that time we opened the Metro Studio on Quadra Street – a game-changer for the Fringe and for many things that surround it.

There are lots of stories to tell about how the Metro got started.  It began with nothing. There was begging, as when we convinced the Urban Barn that had succeeded the long-deceased Kaleidoscope Playhouse to let us yank out the remaining lighting grid from their ceiling, putting their entire showroom inventory at risk. There was borrowing, as when six of Victoria’s dance companies each gave me a few hundred dollars in exchange for time in the future space, so we could go pick up a used dance floor on the mainland. And there was stealing, but can we save that story – ok two stories – for the next anniversary?

Feeling like a gardener, it was incredibly satisfying to help the venue, the festivals, the productions, the arts community and audiences all grow.  Every now and then they would even flower.  This work setting the stage and helping bring people together in space and time continues for me, and I draw on these experiences every day.  Happy 30th!

Nathan Medd, Canada’s National Arts Centre, Managing Director of English Theatre
Former Victoria Fringe Volunteer Coordinator & Intrepid’s first Operations Manager

Volunteers needed for The Gift

Volunteers are needed for Box Office and Usher shifts for both performances of The Gift on Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16 at The Metro Studio. This is a great way to support Intrepid Theatre and see live theatre, especially this show!

SIGN UP HERE via VolunteerSpot or call Justine at 250-383-2663.

We’re proud to announce the first Intrepid presentation of the year: The Gift by Surrounded by Owls Productions. In The Gift, John Aitken tells the story of his childhood as a boy of mixed Coast Salish (Comiaken) and Scottish descent, and how he found his voice. More info + tickets.

Janet Munsil announces her departure from Intrepid Theatre

After 25 years, Intrepid Theatre’s Artistic Director Janet Munsil will step down at the end of the 30th Anniversary season
Intrepid Theatre has announced that Artistic Director Janet Munsil will be leaving the company in the fall of 2016, after producing more than 45 festivals in her twenty-five year tenure.

“Intrepid, its audiences and the Greater Victoria community have been extremely fortunate to have Janet at the artistic helm of the company. We will miss her artistic vision, creativity, leadership, and commitment to supporting local emerging artists. Janet has positioned Intrepid to thrive as it continues to present innovative and fearless theatre.” – Pamela Vivian & Anna-Lise Ter Mors, Co-Presidents

Since Munsil joined the company in 1992, Intrepid Theatre has grown as an adventurous and innovative driving force in the local and national independent performing arts scene: transforming the theatrical landscape in Victoria as the producer of the Victoria Fringe Festival (30th year), Uno Fest (19th year) and the new OUTstages Festival; as presenter of dozens of international and national touring theatre productions (most recently Ronnie Burkett’s Theatre of Marionettes); and as creator of emerging artist programs and downtown venues (The Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club), home to Intrepid’s programs and available for rental by dozens of community and touring groups.

Munsil said of her departure, “I’m proud of the work I’ve done as part of this team over the years, and I see the impact of Intrepid’s work on the changing expectations and tastes of audiences – and emerging contemporary artists – in this city.”

Beyond Victoria, Munsil is better known as a playwright, with plays produced across Canada and internationally, including in London’s West End, The Arts Club (Stanley Theatre), and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa). In 2014, her play That Elusive Spark was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Literature.

Over the next two years, she will be writing new plays for Real Wheels Theatre in Vancouver and The Powerhouse in Vernon, and other projects – including directing Twelfth Night for the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival this summer.

Intrepid Theatre’s current General Manager Heather Lindsay has been appointed to Executive Director and will take on the artistic oversight of the company, which is undergoing restructuring to provide opportunities for new festival curators and guest programmers. Munsil will continue on through the upcoming festival season.

“Janet’s humble yet unstoppable dedication to include the next generation’s artistic voice, while continually introducing Intrepid Theatre’s audience to the NOW of contemporary theatre, is one of the many reasons why she is a pioneer in the Canadian arts and culture community. I am honoured that I have been able to learn from and work by her side these last 4 years.” – Heather Lindsay

“This milestone year is a great time to go – Intrepid is in great shape and in the best hands. But it’s hard to leave, because I can’t think of a better place to work or people to work with,” says Munsil. “It’s been a huge part of my life.”

Meet the 2016 Fringe Guest Producer

We are welcoming the one and only KATT CAMPBELL to the Fringe team as our 2016 Guest Producer. You will likely recognize Katt – she’s been around the festival for over a decade as a volunteer, FOH Manager, Site Office Manager, and she’s even hosted the Fringe Eve Preview. Katt is also a performer, improviser, Stage Manager, Sign Language Interpreter and frequent Monobrow Hostess. Last year, Katt broadened her Fringe experience as the Assistant Volunteer Coordinator at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

Stay tuned to see more of what Katt and the rest of the team has in store for the 2016 Victoria Fringe Festival, August 22 – September 4.

The Guest Producer program is supported by the BC Arts Council. 

Katt talks to CVVTV about #yyjfringe30 on the August show. 

Congrats to our WestJet Raffle Winner!

We drew the winner of our WestJet Raffle at Merry & Bright, our annual Holiday Auction on November 29. Congratulations to Susie M, the lucky winner of 2 tickets to anywhere WestJet flies! Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and supported this fundraising raffle. Special thanks to WestJet for donating these tickets.

Call for cabaret artists: Winter Happening | Homo for the Holidays

Intrepid Theatre is partnering with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to to bring Homo for the Holidays in it’s third edition to the beautiful space at The AGGV with Winter Happening | Homo for the Holidays.

This event will take over the Art Gallery, with performances happening site-specifically in the exhibitions and on “cabaret stages” in The Spencer Mansion on Friday, December 4th. This collaborative event will bring interdisciplinary, queer-themed site-specific and cabaret style performances to the AGGV; complete with a dance party, inspired cocktails and art.

Christmas is about to get (even) gayer as The AGGV and Intrepid Theatre team up to create this unique night of art, performance, camp, cocktails and frivolity.

We are seeking short, low-tech cabaret pieces to appear at the event on Friday, December 4th. These pieces will be performed site-specifically at the gallery, on a 6×6 foot “stage” (the landing of a staircase). This open call for artists closes on Wednesday November 11 at 8pm. Read more & apply now. 

For more information, details or to discuss a project, contact sean(at)intrepidtheatre.com.

Stories from the Edge: evening of performance

Intrepid Theatre is partnering with Open Space as part of the Stories from the Edge performance exhibit. This presentation showcases internationally renowned artists as part of a series of events that explore performance art and its relationship to identity, storytelling, theatre, activism, politics, and archives. The Metro Studio hosts an evening of performance featuring James Luna’s Ishi: The Archive Performance and Guillermo Gómez Peña, Saul Garcia Lopez, and Jessica Balitrónica. To see the full schedule of events click here.

Stories from the Edge evening of performance
Friday, October 2 7:30pm
Metro Studio Theatre (175 seats) , 1411 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC
Tickets: $20 advance/door contact 250-383-8833 for more information on purchasing tickets

10 questions with the 2015 Fringe Guest Producer

In a new annual training program for aspiring fetsival producers, Intrepid Theatre welcomes Guest Producer Heather Jarvie!
Heather has been involved with Victoria’s Fringe for many years as an artist and Front of House Manager, and for the past 3 months she has been working with the support and mentorship of the Intrepid Theatre team and past producer Janet Munsil to bring you her version of the best Fringe ever!

10 Question with Heather J

1. What has been your Fringiest moment at the festival?

Building a papier machier scuba helmet out of a dissected MacLeans world globe.

2. What shows were you in as an artist?

I’ve only performed in one show, that I also co-directed with Pat Rundell. “Dog Sees God.” 

3. Why did you choose a deep sea diver as the Fringe image?

There is something so absolutely otherworldly about the Fringe Festival, the sheer size and madness of it, that under the sea seemed like a great fit. Also, I love puns, and I couldn’t resist “Go Deep”and “Dive In.

4. When did you start Fringing?

I saw my first Fringe show here in Victoria in 2008.

5. Can you sum up your experience working at Intrepid for the last few months in 3 words?

Brilliantly blindingly beneficial. (Also, entertaining, enlightening, educational).

6. If you were a Phillips beer, what kind would you be?

Ginger Beer (SO DELICIOUS!)

7. What is the best part about producing the 2015 Victoria Fringe?

I would like to say learning, getting to be artistic, and working with artists. But honestly, working closely with the staff of Intrepid theatre has been an absolute dream. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I was incredibly, overwhelmingly nervous about entering this workplace, but I’ve come to feel like it’s a second home and family. I’m the luckiest girl around!

8. Whats 1 piece of advice you’d give a first time Fringe artist?

Work, Work, Work! Hit every lineup, every event, and anywhere there are Fringe audiences are with your flyers and beaming smile. Nothing will sell your show better than person to person interaction.

9. What undersea creature would you be?

I think a dolphin. Or a jelly fish. I’m just so happy in the water.

10. What is your favourite Taylor Swift song?

Oh No! I didn’t want to admit this , (I’m still trying to figure out how to seem cool), but I don’t really know any of them except Shake it off! I can’t help bopping along to it. It’s so catchy.

Cabaret Outré Call For Performers

This is an open call for artists for Cabaret Outré, a special fundraiser performance in support of OUTstages, Intrepid’s brand new queer theatre festival. This multi-disciplinary cabaret will be programmed with diverse samplings of the inspired, kitschy, simple & sweet, avant-garde, f*cked up, eccentric, and fabulous. Pieces can be any type of live performance and we encourage artists of all disciplines to apply. All pieces should deal with themes of sexuality, gender identity & conformity, LGBTQ issues or have general queer content.

This is a chance to try out new work, work with new artists, or make some wild theatre.

Here’s the deets:

Applications due: Mar 30, 2015

Artists notified: Apr 2, 2015

Show date: Apr 17, 2015 — 8PM

If you have any questions, email us.

Volunteer for the Fringe 2015!

Calling all old pros and first-timers alike, the festival is just around the corner, and we need you!

The Fringe can only happen because the army of volunteers who work tirelessly to make the festival run smoothly and are rewarded with the sweet, sweet treat of indie theatre from all over the world. Plus, for every shift you work, you get a to catch a show for free! And, it’s easy! Just fill out our volunteer form and tell us why you are interested and when you are available.

Artists from all over Canada and the world travel to Victoria every summer to be a part of The Fringe, and some of them need a place to lay their head after Fringe-ing their hearts out. If you can host a visiting artist, please complete our billeting form. You get a pass as a thank you so you can catch as much of the festival as you want, and maybe make a new friend.

If you have any questions, email us.

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