The Belfry’s Game:Play explores the child-like wonder of playing games

Shadow puppet and improv show Game:Play is centered around childlike absurdity, situational humour, and the wonder of playing games.
A microphone on a stage, photo by Chad Stembridge via Unsplash.

In conversation with Kevin Matviw

Kevin Matviw is a Victoria kid who moved to Toronto in the mid-2000s to pursue his improvisational comedy dreams. He performed there for well over a decade. He’s back in…
Hair Funeral promo image provided by Ciaran Volke.

“Hair Funeral” pulls off semi-improvised approach

An improv show lives and dies off the performers’ abilities to play to the audience. It can be argued that all live performances are dependent on this, but it is…

Improv Festival 2020 brings artists together from around the world

Improv Festival (IF) 2020 was a 24-hour online festival, on August 7 and 8. It featured 100+ original, improvised performances by over 150 artists from around the world. The festival…

Victoria Festival of Spoken Word

The fifth annual Victoria Festival of Spoken Word (VFSW) began Feb. 23 and will continue until Mar. 1. Each night will champion a new concept like the “Instant Slam” (featured…

Sin City brings improv to the battlefield

Local improv group Sin City is currently showing “Kingdom of Thrones,” a medieval improv show, at the Victoria Event Centre. The show is an improvised serial that continues on from…

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