Posts By: Holly Lam

Theatre review: two one-of-a-kind shows at UNO Fest

Before this year’s UNO Fest, I’d never felt the need to do stretches — like the kind I’d do to cool down from a good jog — after seeing a play. UNO Fest is Intrepid Theatre’s annual festival of solo shows — launched 20 years ago, it is the longest-running festival of its kind in North America. This year’s iteration, held… Read more »

Curtain opens on UVic Alums’ theatre company

You might wonder what writing and theatre students do after they attend UVic. It’s a fair question, and one that many students themselves grapple with. For a group of recent grads (together with some students still at UVic), the answer was to start their own company. Vino Buono,a small, Victoria-based theatre production company, was established… Read more »

The Valley offers poignant, topical story of resilience

Running all of this month at the Belfry, UVic Writing prof Joan MacLeod’s The Valley is full of universal truths and intimately unique characters. It’s also remarkably topical. The Valley premiered in Calgary in 2013 and since then has only become more relevant, discussing mental health and police violence, issues ubiquitous in the North American… Read more »

‘Describe My Lonely’ flips the script on relationships

If you’ve ever wanted to experience a piece of theatre again to catch all the things you missed, Describe My Lonely’s unique concept offers a compelling reason to do so. The play is the latest example of a vibrant independent theatre scene in Victoria. Produced by Laura Simons of Victoria Fringe-winning Catador Theatre, Describe My… Read more »

Cats, clowns, and Christmas: Comedy Pet Theatre comes to Victoria

Straight from Las Vegas, a quirky, family-oriented holiday show will come to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium this Saturday. Gregory Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theatre is exactly what it sounds like: a comedic spectacle that features house pets. Popovich, born in Russia to parents who were also circus performers and dog trainers, moved to the U.S. to perform… Read more »

TEDx Victoria’s fifth iteration set to make an impact

The fifth incarnation of TEDx Victoria will take over downtown this Saturday, Nov. 21. TEDx events are independently organized, licensed offshoots of TED, a conference that began in 1984 with the intention of communicating “Ideas Worth Spreading.” TED talks, always 18 minutes or less, have been posted online since 2006, and TED has expanded into… Read more »

City of Victoria seeks new Youth Poet Laureate

Zoë Duhaime began to perform poetry in grade ten. Now, she’s Victoria’s Youth Poet Laureate for 2015. Her term as Poet Laureate is coming to a close, and the next in the role could be you. Applications for the January to December 2016 term are open to ages 14–24 and are due Oct. 26. The… Read more »