2019 UNO Fest Line-up

Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest showcases an eclectic mix of genres, styles and backgrounds with an eleven day festival that brings solo shows and audience encounters from across Canada to Victoria.

Dare to dream at the 22nd annual UNO Fest, May 1 – 11, 2019.


Inner Elder (Michelle Thrush) – A journey of transformation through laughter and real-life memories as award-winning Cree artist Michelle Thrush explores her own inner elder.

Raising Stanley/Life With Tulia (Kim Kilpatrick/Tulia) – A collaboration of painting, storytelling, visuals and theatre about life with a guide dog, complete with a dog on stage.

Certified (Jan Derbyshire) – Comedian & certified insane person Jan Derbyshire turns the audience into a mental health review board to help determine her current state of sanity

Adrenaline (Ahmad Meree) – Adrenaline follows one man for one night, getting ready to celebrate his first New Years Eve in Canada after leaving his war-torn home in Syria.

my dear Lewis (Kyle Loven) – This “stunning piece of small-scale theatre” is an unexpected combination of puppetry, objects, video, and music that follows Lewis at the end of his journey.

She Grew Funny (Joanne O’Sullivan) – A look into the age-old connection between tragedy and comedy, asking how our pasts can irrevocably affect our future and “What happens if you lose your mom at 6?”

Untitled – A New Work (Britt Small) – A re-working of Bonhomme, the latest work from Victoria’s own Atomic Vaudeville is an attempt to deconstruct male maxims and smash the patriarchy with special guests, memory maps, and rap.

Heatseeker (Hank Pine/Jenson Kerr) – A one night only concert – a concept album for the stage, created just for UNO.


AWKWARD HUG (Cory Thibert) – With laugh-out-loud humour and heartbreaking honesty, AWKWARD HUG transports us to the discomfort of navigating adulthood for the first time.

Carey-OK! : Timeless Timely Tunes (Carey Wass) – A one-man a capella/beatbox musical blends singing, rapping, and high-octane dance into a series of original song-ologues that discuss anxiety, social media, wrestling and Carey’s own journey teaching in Vietnam.

Rocko and Nakota: Tales from the Land (Josh Languedoc) – Warm, gentle and beautifully performed, focusing on Anishinaabe stories that honour the land, as shared through the relationship between a grandfather and his grandson.

Jellyfish are Immortal (Sydney Hayduk) – Welcome to the ocean. Grab a life vest. You’ve just floated upon a theatrical explosion between the self-help aisle and the marine life section of the bookstore in this Ted Talk/theatre mashup.


Walk through a pop-up city of stories in this site-specific installation at UNO Fest. Trophy invites you inside a tent and inside a story. Move through the city of stories, visit as many tents as you feel drawn to. Trophy is a living monument to the experiences that make up our lives and a compelling conversation about change.

Earlybird tickets to select shows will be released next week with tickets and passes to the full festival line-up on sale in early March! Stay tuned for details on our UNO Fest Program launch Party on March 14.

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