THE GOOSENING

All business, all the time. A convergence of very, very important people, who have calls to make, deals to break, and bills to drake.  

Reviews for Past SNAFU shows: ★★★★★“ABSOLUTELY GENIUS. Flawless comedic timing, dynamic physicality.”- New Ottawa Critics. “HILARIOUS. Absurd & profoundly human. ★★★★★”- Star Phoenix News.

Creators/Performers:
SNAFU Society of Unexpected Spectacles
Kathleen, Jeni, Ingrid, Tyler, and Tyler

Company Bio

SNAFU’s work invigorates people of all ages, creating dynamic spaces for young and old to experience art together under new terms. Led by Co-Artistic Directors Kathleen Greenfield and Ingrid Hansen, SNAFU creates unexpected spectacles in theatres, fields, heritage sites, parking garages, schools and prisons. SNAFU’s original shows Little Orange Man, Interstellar Elder, Kitt & Jane, and more have toured across North America and won awards such as The Playwright Theatre Centre’s NEW PLAY PRIZE and Victoria’s Critic’s Choice Awards.  

Victoria, BC

https://www.snafudance.com

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CONVERSATIONS WITH THE SEA

What would you say to the ocean? How could you say it on its own terms? A work of dance and theatre, Conversations with the Sea takes us on a swift parley with the Gorge waterway without the pesky use of human words. A re-visioning of Impulse’s inaugural 2010 production.

Photo credit: Sarah Koury

Creators/Performers: Andrew Barrett, Veronique Emmett, Tiffany Hannan, Ursula May, Noah McKimm, Rose McTavish, and Julie Mombourquette

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Impulse Theatre has created over fifteen new highly visual and engaging works since inception in 2010. The company has been presented by Upintheair’s rEvolver Theatre Festival, the Belfry’s Spark Festival, Intrepid’s Winterlab, UnoFest, and YOU Show series, Theatre SKAM’s SKAMpede (four times!), the Victoria and Vancouver Fringe Festivals, and the Firehall Arts Centre’s BC Buds Festival. 

Victoria, BC

http://www.impulsetheatre.ca/

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THE MEDIA ZOO

Media Zoo’s Zoo Keeper introduces the zoo attendees to some newly discovered animal subspecies. But these aren’t just any subspecies – they’ve evolved to the point where they can speak, and they’ve learnt everything they know from interacting with social media sites.

Actor/Playwright: Hilary Wheeler

Director: Hannah Mariko Bell

Company Bio

Hilary Wheeler is an actor, musician, and creator. She is currently going into her final year of the Acting program at the National Theatre School of Canada. Selected previous work includes Plays Over Days (National Theatre School), Two Gentlemen of Verona, Julius Caesar, Pericles, The Tempest, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Macbeth (Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival).

Hannah Mariko Bell is a proud fourth generation Japanese Canadian and a recent graduate of the University of Victoria’s theatre program (BFA with Distinction, 2019). Her first production, Kansha, was produced as a part of Intrepid Theatre’s YOU Show 2018-2019 season with support from the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and the National Association of Japanese Canadians Young Leader Fund.

Hannah’s goal as a theatre artist is to engage different communities through positive representations of Japanese culture, as well as challenge audience perspectives through a variety of theatrical practices.

Victoria, BC

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THE SUMMER OF BEARS

In 1927, after becoming a widow, Muriel Wylie Blanchet, otherwise known as ‘Capi’, packed all five of her children on a 25 foot boat and sailed the coast of British Columbia. A navigator, skipper, engineer, teacher and mom, Capi broke all the rules! 

Creators/Performers:
 Sarah Wilson
Writer/Director: Rod Peter Jr 

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Another Theatre Couple is the brain child of real life Victoria couple, Sarah Wilson and Rod Peter Jr.  Two theatre actors that never even knew each other existed before their first date, finally have joined together in the holiest possible way … by writing a short mini play for a theatre festival, and creating a theatre company at the same time! With the wedding possibly being canceled in October due to Covid, they had to do at least one thing together! They are positive that working together during a Pandemic that forces them to literally spend all their time in each others personal bubbles, will keep their relationship nice and healthy.

Victoria, BC

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LIFE, UNFILTERED

Life seen through the experiences of an autistic person is like living without filters — sensory filters, verbal filters, and social filters — which means it can be puzzling, amusing, and overwhelming all at the same time. So when this person goes to a typical job interview… their answers might be surprising, they might be hilarious, but they will always be honest. Join us for a humorous look at autism, ADHD, and neurodiversity.

Actors – Corina Fisher, Iris Gray, Hilary Williams 
Director – Trudy Pauluth-Penner
Assistant Director – Hilary Williams 
Production Assistant – Sophie Groves 
Producer – Nancy Curry

Company Bio

The Tamarack Theatre Collective is a newly formed group of neurodivergent actors and writers and their allistic, artistic allies. The group was created by Nancy Curry, PhD Candidate in applied theatre and education whose research interest is drama and autism. The group is proud to present a cast of neurodivergent actors to do some myth-busting about autism and ADHD.

Victoria, BC

to raise a butterfly

Set in the near future, two elders tell the tale of the 2020 Uprising and Revolution to their grandchildren. To raise a butterfly creates the future we’re working towards, while capturing the lives and tales of the present.

Photo credit: N8 Images, Creator of Profiling Black Excellence

Creators/Performers:
KP Dennis (performer & creator), Jess Burgoyne (performer & creator), Tony Adams (technical collaborator), Monica Ogden (producer, collaborator)

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NickelPumpernickel is based in the unceded territories of the Lekwungen and WSANEC peoples, and is committed to theatrical experience tethered to social justice, community building, and deconstructing popular (white) Canadian theatre. They create stories that center BIPOC to honor the ever changing nature of intersectional feminism, and work to create art that is anti-racist, anti-misogynist, anti-cis-sexist, decolonizing, and accessible. Their award winning social justice cabaret LUB DUB (★★★★ EDMONTON JOURNAL, ★★★★ CHECK THE PROGRAM VICTORIA) has toured across the country, and their ten minute miniplay For Sale: Family Home, Beautiful View premiered at the 2018 Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival.

Victoria, BC

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LEKWUNGEN TRADITIONAL DANCERS

The Lekwungen Traditional Dancers originally started over 40 years ago under the guidance of Late Ray Peter from the Cowichan tribe.Over time the group was continued and carried on by Dell aka Momma and her late husband Jim Dick. The group has been going strong for about 5 years now and performing for all levels of government, schools, festivals, private events and parades.

They take pride in carrying on the treasure which was taught to them and in sharing a little bit of their culture while representing their Songhees Nation.