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. OUTstages now kicks off the Pride season, running at the end of June. 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 summer. Click on the year below to see the line-up for that festival. Get OUT!

OUTstages 2020

(Venues: Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club)

Queer Youth Showcase – Local artists
The Darlings – The Darlings (Vancouver)
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 & Jack Hayes
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 Scwartz/AnimalParts (New York/Toronto)
Revenge of the Popinjay – Anthony Johnston & Nathan Scwartz/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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