Theatre

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Coffeehouse Theatre Festival shows the benefits of online festivals

In the wake of COVID-19, the arts have had to adapt and adapt quickly in order to still create and profit from their art. With cancelled shows and tours, many…

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…
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As BIPOC theatre alumni attempt to change their department, Rahat Saini reflects on her racialized experiences at the Phoenix Theatre

One of the scheduled shows for the Phoenix Theatre's 2018 season was set to be Beth Henley’s 1979 drama, Crimes of the Heart. Some students did not want to audition…

One-man Star Wars performance and UNO Fest show how artists are adapting and supporting the community

Like many things these days, the arts have had to adjust to a post-COVID-19 world. At the time of writing, B.C. is still restricting gatherings of over 50 people. Theatres…

I and You shows teenage innocence and a sincere reflection on death

How do you begin to come to terms with death? Do you live with it, or ignore it until it can’t be ignored anymore? I and You, playing at Langham…

Comic Potential showcases striking set design and effective changes in tone

Showing at the Phoenix Theatre until Feb. 22, Comic Potential is a polished, romantic, sci-fi comedy. The performance features both comedic and dramatic moments as well as striking set design.
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UVic’s Othello is a shining example of what theatre is capable of

In a traditional staged performance of Shakespeare’s Othello, featuring excellent acting and creative set design, the Phoenix Theatre provides an example of how captivating theatre can be.

William Head inmates bring raw, powerful performance to “The Emerald City Project”

Co-created by SNAFU Dance Theatre and the men at William Head Prison, The Emerald City Project reframes The Wizard of Oz and is truly a one-of-a-kind production. The unique, collaborative…

Weaksauce & Other Stories brings funny and heartwarming stories to campus

UVic Theatre alumnus Sam Mullins returns to Victoria with Weaksauce & Other Stories, a collection of funny and heartwarming stories about the big and little moments in life.