OUTstages History

Our newest festival, BC’s first dedicated queer theatre festival, OUTstages launched in the summer of 2015, following hot on the high heels of Victoria Pride Week. Originally, OUTstages ran during Pride season, but now heats up the winter with hot queer programming, running in January/February. This festival has its finger on the pulse of the queer theatre scene and is proud to bring some of the most exciting, daring and thought-provoking performances and queer artists to Victoria every season. Click on the year below to see the line-up for that festival. Get OUT!

OUTstages 2023

(Venues: Metro Studio & Intrepid Studio)

Queer Songbook Orchestra – The Queer Songbook Orchestra (Toronto), co-presented with The Farquhar at UVic
OverChering – Thanks Jem (Vancouver)
Passenger Seat – The Library Performance Collective (Vancouver)
Lesbihonest – Pitchin’in Productions (Toronto)
Carla Rossi and Pepper Pepper are GLOOP – Carla Rossi and Pepper Pepper (Portland)
Queer Youth Cabaret – Various performers, co-presented with Staches & Lashes Collective (Victoria)
Get Into It: Intrepid Idea Series  – Various workshops, late-night cabarets and pop-up performances (Victoria)

OUTstages 2022

(Venues: Metro Studio & Intrepid Studio)

How to Fail as a Popstar – Vivek Shraya, commissioned and produced by Canadian Stage (Toronto)
Slow Dive: Workshop showing – Kerri Flannigan (Victoria)
Me Love BINGO! – Kyle Loven (Vancouver)
Queer Folktales – Charlie Gates (Victoria)
Pie Eaters Club Workshop – Kyle Loven (Vancouver)
Corey Payette in Concert – Corey Payette (Vancouver)
Campy Hour – Free drag show at The Vicious Poodle – featuring Vivian Vanderpuss, Eddi Licious & Woofie


OUTstages 2021 (Winter Series)

(Digital performances)

Metro Studio After Dark Livestreams – James Summer, Eddi Licious, Joey Bulman (in partnership with Pacific Opera Victoria)
The Darlings: Uncensored – The Darlings (Vancouver)
Body So Fluorescent: Film Screening & Talkback – madonnanera (Toronto)

OUTstages 2020

(Venues: Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club)

Queer Youth Showcase – Local artists
The Darlings – The Darlings (Vancouver)
Where the Two Spirit Lives – Theatre Outre (Lethbridge)
How To Build a Home – Emilee Nimetz (Victoria)
Pearle Harbour’s Agit-Pop! – Pearle Harbour (Toronto)
eat your heART out Cabaret – Salty Broads + Riot Grrrls Burlesque Revue (Victoria)
Like Orpheus – Theatre Outre (Lethbridge)

OUTstages 2019

(Venues: Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club)
Triple Threat – Lucy McCormick (London)
altBurlesque Queer Showcase – Riot Grrrls Burlesque Revue (Victoria)
Queer Youth Showcase – Local artists
Agokwe: Unplugged – Waawaate Fobister (Kenora/Winnipeg)
Trader Time – Ivan Coyote & Sarah MacDougall (Vancouver)
Body So Fluorescent – madonnanera (Toronto)
The Princess Show – Heist (Halifax)

OUTstages 2018

(Venues: Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club)

Youth Showcase – Local artists
Lunar Boys (play reading) – Kai Taddei & Willow Hayes (Victoria)
My Funny Valentine – Zee Zee Theatre (Vancouver)
Animal Medicine – Eddi Wilson (Victoria)
Songs of Resilience – Queer Songbook Orchestra (Toronto)
Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua – Pearle Harbour (Toronto)


OUTstages 2017

(Venues: Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club)

Tomboy Survival Guide – Ivan Coyote (Vancouver)
Love With Leila – Izad Etemadi/Laugh With Leila Productions (Toronto)
Country Song – Lee-Anne Poole (Halifax)
MSM [Men Seeking Men] – lemonTree creations (Toronto)
Diva Cabaret – local & festival performers
Play ReadingsNude Male Dancing Nightly by Bruce Chambers (Victoria) and Polished by Bronwyn Carradine (Vancouver)

OUTstages 2016

(Venues: Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club)

Tomboy Survival Guide – Ivan Coyote (Vancouver)
Roller Derby Saved My Soul – Nancy Kenny/Broken Turtle Productions (Ottawa)
Ludwig & Lohengrin – Kyall Rakoz (Calgary)
Cocktales with Maria – Gutter Opera Collective (Vancouver)
OUT Cabaret – local & festival performers
Play ReadingsThe Boy in the Chrysalis by Liam Monaghan (Toronto) and sorry god by Colette Habel (Victoria)

OUTstages 2015

(Venues: Metro Studio, Intrepid Theatre Club and Sunset Room)

A Quiet Sip of Coffee – Anthony Johnston & Nathan Schwartz/AnimalParts (New York/Toronto)
Revenge of the Popinjay – Anthony Johnston & Nathan Schwartz/AnimalParts (New York/Toronto)
Let’s Not Beat Each Other to Death – Stewart Legere/The Accidental Mechanics Group (Halifax)
The Femme Playlist – Catherine Hernandez/Sulong Theatre & Eventual Ashes (Toronto)
OUT Cabaret – local & festival performers
Play Readings The Bad Touch by Kat Taddei (Victoria) and My Funny Valentine by Dave Deveau (Vancouver)

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