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Comedy, Drama, Storytelling, Spoken Word

A SIDE OF RICE

I started out as a nice, fatherless Jewish kid from Winnipeg. Now I’m a seventy-year-old actor who’s been working his whole adult life, and RICE features some of the many stories that have evolved. Some are funny, some are sad, all are true.   Accessibility Relaxed Elements for all shows, including house lights kept on, no blackouts, and audiences are free to come and go as they feel comfortable.   About the artist/company Nicholas Rice is a nice Jewish guy from Winnipeg and an ardent Blue Bomber fan. He studied at UBC, taught school in Vernon, and has now lived in Toronto over forty years. He has acted professionally since 1975, and when A SIDE OF RICE played the Vancouver Fringe a year ago, Nicholas had a fabulous time. He is thrilled to be back in this sweet part of the world. My show is simply me — I’m RICE. I’m a nice Jewish guy from Winnipeg. I’m an actor, a writer, a teacher, a martial artist, a cancer survivor, and a loving dad. I’m nearly 71 years old, and if you think I’ve got some stories to tell, you’re right! Some stories are funny, some are sad — all are 100% true. ?   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Wood Hall

subvenue Fringe Venue #2

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Comedy, Drama, Storytelling, Spoken Word

BOOKMARKS

A standalone sequel to Raymond’s 2012 monologue Bookworm (“at once intimate, openhearted, and evangelical” – THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT), BOOKMARKS is poignant memoir, a feast of word-fun, and an evangel of books encountered, lost, and found, and the secret paths they travel in the world. corinraymond.com   About the artist/company Corin Raymond is a full-time singer/storyteller/troubadour who keeps his stuff in Hamilton, Ontario. He started performing monologues at Fringe festivals (Bookworm, The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper, and now BOOKMARKS) solely for the financial security. Corin is Juno-nominated and has put out five albums over the past 18 years. Trivia: Corin has a hound/labrador/Rotty mix named Reese who thinks Corin is selling out every show. Aren't dogs wonderful?   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Baumann Centre - Wingate Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #4

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Comedy

Badges and Bullets

It’s 1942 and the world is in turmoil and so are the performers at CNB radio! Set during the Golden Age of Radio, this comedy takes the audience into the studio where panic ensues, chaos reigns, and the show must go on the air!   Accessibility No latecomers. About the artist/company HB Productions is a Victoria-based group which was last involved with the Victoria Fringe in 2019 with their critically praised production of "Dressing for Cancer". The local cast includes many experienced performers with long resumes in community theatre in the Greater Victoria area.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Roxy

subvenue Fringe Venue #3

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Comedy

Blueberries Are Assholes

Fringe legend TJ Dawe (Tired Cliches, Labrador, Medicine, The Slipknot) riffs on food, the English language and the human body. “This guy’s headed for the stand-up hall of fame” - THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT “Dawe can actually make you hurt with laughter” - MONTREAL GAZETTE tjdawe.ca   Accessibility There is a script available for anyone who would like a text-based experience of the show. You can find it here. The password is readfringe22.    About the artist/company TJ Dawe has been touring the fringe since before the invention of the wheel. He's had scripts published, a feature film made of one of his plays, and stayed in a movie star's guest room. He's even been the guest on a podcast. TJ writes satirical articles for the Beaverton and writes jokes for Onion founder Scott Dikkers' YouTube series Scott Dikkers Around.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Roxy

subvenue Fringe Venue #3

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Comedy, Musical Theatre, Storytelling

Confesstions of an Aging Twink

Confessions is a one-man musical about a gay man's journey of romance, sexual awareness, coming out, and musical theater. The show combines Broadway musical parodies with autobiographical stories that span his childhood in Los Angeles, pre-AIDS West Hollywood and San Francisco, and present day Oregon.    Accessibility Visual Story available  There is a script available for anyone who would like a text-based experience of the show. You can find it here.The password is readfringe22. About the artist/company Daniel Borson (aka "Pippin") is an actor, storyteller, and queer burlesque performer. A native of Los Angeles, he has performed in musical theater productions from middle school to his current home in Eugene, Oregon. He was a member of Unveiled: Eugene's Queer Burlesque for four years and most recently performed at the Oregon Country Fair doing storytelling and vaudeville numbers. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Baumann Centre - Wingate Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #4

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Comedy, Dramedy, Puppetry, Music, Clown

Domesticated Disputes

Evelyn is a Perfect Housewife, stewing in her own repressed juices. Unconsciously frustrated by the dreary duties of domestic life, she discovers, in the course of her chores, deep, mysterious, primal urges, and struggle as she might to stay spic & span, shit gets dirty. A one-woman play in a surreal bouffon universe, Domesticated Disputes explores the wild impulses lurking under the carpet of even the most perfect home. materialtheatre.ca   Accessibility There will be relaxed elements for the Wednesday, August 31 6pm show, including reduced sound levels, house lights kept on, a pre-show speech and audiences are free to come and go as they feel comfortable. ASL Interpretation: Tuesday, August 30 7:30pm About the artist/company An emergent rural theatre company on Sinixt Territory, in the Slocan Valley, in Southern British Columbia, Material Theatre is a collaboration between Marya Folinsbee and Martina Avis. We create and self-produce both original and existing work work, and facilitate community theatre. Marya Folinsbee is a clown, actor, playwright, and teaching artist from Edmonton/Amiskwaciy Waskahikan, who now lives in the Slocan Valley/Sinixt Territory, in the West Kootenays. Marya studied theatre at the Victoria School of the Arts and McMaster University, and with artists including David Diamond (Theatre for Living), Jon Davison (London Clown School), Deanna Fleysher (Don’t Call it Clown), and others. Domesticated Disputes debuted as a short at Play the Fool Festival in Edmonton in 2018. Content Warning  This show explores mature themes, and features “pseudo-nudity” and implied sex. There is a mild gross-out moment, and a loving reference to negative body image, exercise & diet culture. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Roxy

subvenue Fringe Venue #3

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Comedy, Musical Theatre, Drama, Storytelling, Dramedy

Drag Me to the Opera

Aida Cupcake is hitting operatic highlights and high notes in this autobiographical review about how a young tenor ended up at the fringe in a dress. “This little show is DYNAMITE!” - Louis Hobson, CALGARY THEATRE CRITIC stevenmorton.ca Accessibility Visual Story available soon. About the artist/company Comfortable in both operas and musicals as well as in comedic or dramatic roles, Steven Morton is recognized as a generous and dynamic performer with a bright and dreamy, lyric tenor voice. His stage craft and musical prowess has been developed through numerous roles on and off the stage in addition a range of choral work and music direction.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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Drama, Storytelling

Eleanor's Story

“Best Of Fest” - EDMONTON FRINGE. Eleanor Garner’s bestselling memoir, detailing her youth as an American caught in WWII Berlin, adapted into an internationally acclaimed performance by her granddaughter. “A rare intimacy, superb storytelling and a truly important story to tell.” ★★★★★ - ADELAIDE THEATRE GUIDE. CW: Death, suicide, sexual assault. eleanorsstory.com Accessibility This show has a low-vision resource available here:  Low vision written introduction and Audio recording introduction   About the artist/company Ingrid Garner, a Los Angeles actor/playwright with a BA in Theatre from Cal State University at Fullerton, wrote and performs "Eleanor's Story: An American Girl In Hitler's Germany", a one-woman play adapted from her grandmother’s acclaimed memoir of the same name. The play tours internationally and has been lauded with "Best Theatre” accolades from the 4 largest theatre festivals in the world. When not on tour, she indulges her horror/comedy roots by scare-acting in B-Movie stage adaptations.   Content Warning  Descriptions of wartime events such as death, suicide, and sexual assault.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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Comedy, Drama, Storytelling

Eth(n)ically Ambigous

A story of an indigenous girl grappling with her identity. She jumps through hoops in a circus world of colonialism, racism, and a little bit of tokenism — but hey, what’s new?  danicacharlie.com A new play reading/showing as part of the Fringe Spotlight Series. Accessibility Relaxed Elements: no sound or lighting effects and audiences are free to come and go as they feel comfortable. About the artist/company Danica Charlie (she/they) is a mixed Nuu-chah-nulth/settler & queer actor, and 2021 graduate from CCPA. They are a 2022-2023 participant of Intrepid Theatre’s Indigenous Artist Program, Native Earth Performing Arts’ Animikiig Creators Unit, and Puente Theatre's WORKPLAY Residency. Danica also works collaboratively with all-queer collective Extended Space Theatre. Recent acting credits include: Miskozi in White Girls in Moccasins (the frank theatre), Mary Jane in The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito (Kaleidoscope Theatre), and Imogen in Cymbeline (GVSF). She'll be on stage again in the fall in the Axis Theatre tour as Sasq’ets in Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish. Content Warning  Discussion of Colonial Violence.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location SKAM Satellite Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #5

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Comedy, Drama, Drag, Puppetry, Music, Fringe, Masks, Multidisciplinary , Dance, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre, Storytelling, Dramedy, Interdisciplinary , Improv, Clown, Spoken Word

Fringe After Dark!

The stage is dark. Like, actually dark. This event takes place in the dark as Fringe performers bring their own light source to illuminate their cabaret number, from flashlights to lamps to glow-in-the-dark paint - anything that shines a light, glows, or lights up. All proceeds benefit Intrepid Theatre and the Victoria Fringe. CASH BAR. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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Guardian Angel

Gabriel’s mission is simple: Keep Maria safe until she finds her soulmate. That is until he accidentally reveals himself to her boyfriend Louis, and chaos erupts. This contemporary dramedy is a lighthearted, chaotic new play written and created by Yasmin D’Oshun that tackles themes of mental health, love and spiritual destiny. A new play reading/showing as part of the Fringe Spotlight Series. Accessibility No latecomers About the artist/company Coming soon. Content Warning  Suicide ideation, mentions of suicide. No acts of self-harm happen on stage, only mentions of. The show contains strong language and A LOT of blasphemy.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location SKAM Satellite Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #5

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Comedy, Drama, Dramedy

Idealistic

From the age of three, Steven Andrews had an exciting vision of what he thought his life was going to be..…It did not happen. Steven will tell the story of what he thought his destiny would be, but more importantly he will reveal what he experienced as a medical professional to help him accept his reality as it is. floaterstudios.com    About the artist/company Coming Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Roxy

subvenue Fringe Venue #3

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Comedy, Drama, Storytelling

In Search of Cruise Control

In this touching, true story, Gangl struggles to give his awkward teenage nephew the sex talk he never asked for and will never forget. “Cruise control is f*cking great!” ★★★★★ - EDMONTON JOURNAL “A testament to the Actor’s skill.” ★★★★1/2 - TIMES COLONIST  jamesgangl.com   About the artist/company James Gangl won the Ed Mirvish Award for Entrepreneurship and a Canadian Comedy Award for Best One Person Show for Sex, Religion & Other Hang-ups. His follow-up was an official selection at UNO Fest and won Best of the Fest at the Edmonton Fringe. He teaches at the legendary Second City in Los Angeles and was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award as Best Male Improviser. James’ recent TV credits include Workin’ Moms (Netflix), Saved by the Bell (NBC), and Dark Matter (SyFy). James also writes for Odd Squad, two-time Winner for Best Children’s Show at the Daytime Emmy’s. imdb.me/jamesgangl   Content Warning  Childhood sexual abuse. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Roxy

subvenue Fringe Venue #3

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Storytelling, Dramedy

Is This Yours?

Storyteller Al Lafrance (2X Just For Laughs Award winner, 5X Best of Fest) returns with a tale of unexpected treasure and unmerciful corporate heathens. If you’ve ever regretted throwing something out, this show is for you! “A must-see!” ★★★★★ - EDMONTON JOURNAL . al-lafrance.com   About the artist/company Al Lafrance has been a storyteller on the Fringe circuit since 2013, touring 3 solo shows and co-creating 5 more. He is a 3-time Just for Laughs Award Winner, and a 6x Best of Fest recipient. He's standing right behind you, right now.   Content Warning  Contains brief mention of abuse Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Wood Hall

subvenue Fringe Venue #2

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Comedy, Storytelling

Lesbihonest

A hilarious autobiography of some gay girl in Toronto. lesbihonest.ca   Accessibility There will be relaxed elements for the Tuesday, August 30th 6:45pm show, including reduced sound levels, house lights kept on, no blackouts, a pre-show speech and audiences are free to come and go as they feel comfortable.  There is a script available for anyone who would like a text-based experience of the show. You can find it here. The password is readfringe22. The artist has a website outlining specific accessibility measures for their show: https://www.laurapiccinin.com/accessibility About the artist/company Laura was born to tell stories. Whether as a dancer/aerialist with Tokyo Disney, a playwright and performer for the new Canadian musical, Every Silver Lining, a teacher at the Toronto District School Board, or as a comédienne in Footloose with Just for Laughs, Laura’s unstoppable passion in life lies in telling people all sorts of eccentric stories, whether they want to hear them or not. Winner, Patron’s Pick award at Toronto Fringe Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Wood Hall

subvenue Fringe Venue #2

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Storytelling, Dramedy, Interdisciplinary

Ouroboros

For centuries weary wanderers have visited the ‘Shrine of the Ouroboros’ to trade their stories for a new beginning. The Ouroboros must now recall which memories are their own and which were told to them by others. What story would you tell the Ouroboros? hollowhound.ca   Accessibility Visual Story available soon ASL Interpretation:  Friday, September 2 7:30pm About the artist/company Hollow Hound Arts is a group of like-minded artists united by a strong belief in the power of stories. Founded by artistic collaborators Logan Swain and Conor Farrell, Hollow Hound strives to become a resource sharing home-base for early career artists to create new work. Drawing on environmental storytelling, immersive design, devising and applied theatre techniques, Hollow Hound Arts blurs the lines between artistic disciplines while pushing the boundaries of traditional theatre making.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location SKAM Satellite Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #5

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Drama

Peace Talks

Peace Talks addresses the Israeli/Palestinian conflict — a bitter internal and external struggle with Israel, Zionism, death and human rights. As they clash, the characters discover some harsh realities of the conflict and that it’s a world which isn’t as clear cut as they thought. bemaproductions.com   Accessibility No latecomers About the artist/company Bema Productions, Victoria's popular Jewish theatre company, is in the Victoria Fringe for the sixth time. An intimate and cool 60 seat Black Box theatre. Peace Talks, by Izzy Salant and Ryan Michael Dunn, premiering in Victoria Fringe Festival 2022. A brave show about a difficult and controversial subject during an already stressful time in our lives. Too many have no idea how complicated Arab/Israeli relations and associated peace talks are. This detailed, relevant, and well-conceived script then moves on to tour university and college campuses, where this kind of perspective and work should be shared.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Congregation Emanu-El

subvenue Community Site A

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Comedy, Physical Theatre, Dramedy, Spoken Word

SHIFT

“Who am I, and what do I want?” Riley, Charlie, Alex, and Aaron have 7 days before they graduate college and begin the next stage of their lives. Extended Space Theatre presents SHIFT, a queer coming of age story celebrating moving, friendship, and sexuality. An intimate, strange, and heartfelt patchwork of moments that compel us to examine the joy and fear of the unknown. extendedspacetheatre.com  Accessibility Visual Story available About the artist/company Extended Space Theatre is a queer collective created by four friends (Emily Duke, Sammy Forest, Danica Charlie, & Ella Daly) who graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts in 2021. ​ We never felt represented by the stories, or characters that we were asked to portray, so we decided to create work that reflects who we are. Currently we emphasize specific and purposeful work that is queer focused, celebrating and normalizing the queer existence. Extended Space Theatre has created two original works, GRASP and BIAS, that were presented at SKAMpede in 2021 and 2022.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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Drama

Sawney's Legacy

An Edwardian doctor explores the legacy his father, poet James Anderson, of Sawney’s Letters renown, left in a far away mining camp in a far away place called Cariboo….   Accessibility No latecomers   About the artist/company Brendan Bailey is a 2005 diploma graduate of CCPA, was five-years trained through the Railtown Actors Studio in Vancouver, and he can be seen on stage and in film as well as seasonally in Barkerville. Emily Lindstrom holds a BFA in Production and Management from UVic. She is currently the Health and Safety Coordinator for Barkerville Gold Mines - Osisko Development and an emergency responder. Together, they form Noble Players Theatrics, a Canadian production company focused on telling stories connected to our historic gold rushes. "Brendan Bailey explores moral and practical choices in an historical context with contemporary resonance." -Sunset Theatre "I cried and laughed and was mesmerized with it all. Life became art, became performance, became live." -Facebook Comment (after an early staged reading) Content Warning  Adult themes: coming of age, loss, and infant mortality and a murder-suicide are referenced. One scene set in the late 1870s incorporates racially prejudiced historic language; an allusion to a derogatory term as well as specifically the use of ‘savage’ and ‘chinaman.’ This historic use of language is addressed and resolved during performance in the spirit of empathy, education, and reconciliation, and it was incorporated into the script with Indigenous and Chinese consultation.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Baumann Centre - Wingate Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #4

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Comedy, Drama, Storytelling

Spiritualarious

A show looking at the funny side of yoga in western society.   About the artist/company Standup comedian and yoga teacher. I have performed and taught yoga all across Canada. Making people flexible and giving laughter. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Wood Hall

subvenue Fringe Venue #2

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Comedy, Drag, Fringe, Dance, Musical Theatre, Queer, Storytelling

Sunday Funday Diva Cabaret

From the Great White Way to seedy back alleys, from the silver screen to the halls of history, divas have always been an important part of queer history. Join a line-up of local queer performers as they salute, send-up, and worship at the altar of their favourite divas. All proceeds benefit Intrepid Theatre and the Victoria Fringe. CASH BAR. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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Comedy, Physical Theatre, Drama, Storytelling

The Sci-Fi Sampler

Hot from the ‘Warped Factor 5’ minds of Victoria’s multiple award-winners Ian Case & David Elendune comes this lovingly curated multi-verse mix tape, jam-packed with tales of lost astronauts, ray guns, robots, & bug-eyed monsters.   Accessibility There is a script available for anyone who would like a text-based experience of the show. Script library available soon. This show contains haze About the artist/company Outpost 31 is a multiple award winning Victoria based theatre company that specialies in prodcuing high concept intelligent entertainments. Previous shows include: Goodnight Uncle Joe, Ian Fleming's Casino Royale, Winnie The Pooh & Tales Of 100 acre Wood, Leer, Sherlock Holmes & The Curse of Moriarty.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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Comedy, Musical Theatre, Drama

Through My Lens

Through My Lens is a one act musical that follows Aly, a transfemme photographer, negotiating their post graduation life. Aly grapples with her first chance to show the world her work while maintaining the important relationships in her life. A new play reading/showing as part of the Fringe Spotlight Series. Accessibility Relaxed Elements: no sound or lighting effects and audiences are free to come and go as they feel comfortable. About the artist/company Mackenzie Langdon (she/her) and Tyrus Williams-Penney (They/She) are a writing duo and are both alumni from the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Both artists presented original pieces at the TD Festival of New Works 2021. Tyrus' was a 10 minute play exploring housing insecurity and income inequality, and Mackenzie's piece was an absurd historical musical comedy. They are writing the original musical 'Through My Lens' to explore and combine their different writing styles and approaches to art. Content Warning  Mentions of drug use, mentions of transphobia.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location SKAM Satellite Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #5

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Comedy, Physical Theatre, Dramedy, Clown

Tree

An immersive comedy experience that’s part clown show, part game show, part philosophical discussion on humanity. Tree leads “the forest” through different scenarios of what it means to be truly alive. A lovable gaze into a spiralling staircase of existentialism with surprising, yet inevitable, turns. natashamercado.com   Accessibility Visual Story available Relaxed Elements for all shows, including house lights kept on, no blackouts,  and audiences are free to come and go as they feel comfortable.  ASL Interpretation: Saturday, September 3 8pm Some audience participation: audience members are invited to participate or not at their own comfort level. About the artist/company Natasha Mercado (she/her) is a comedy artist who’s work has been featured on Adult Swim, HBO, TBS, Más Mejor and various stages around LA. She teaches clown and improv including a workshop called “Playful Mindfulness” sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Currently, she’s touring her award-winning, solo show “Tree”— which had an encore run at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and was picked as one of Stage Raw's "Top Ten Shows to See".   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location SKAM Satellite Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #5

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Comedy, Storytelling

Unmatched

How do you say, “YEAH I’m done with the date, GOODBYE!” Based on real first date stories, Unmatched recreates the horrors of dating in a world of smartphones and swipes. “Opening night, the audience gave the two performers a standing ovation… I predict this will be a regular occurrence.” - APT613 levitytheatre.ca   Accessibility Relaxed Elements for all shows, including house lights kept on, no blackouts, and a pre-show talk. There is one instance of a flashing light. Some audience participation: audience members are invited to participate or not at their own comfort level. About the artist/company Levity Theatre Co., is a queer non-binary and woman led company based in Ottawa created and led by, Eve Beauchamp and Caity Smyck. Our premiere show, SOLD, (an immersive outdoor performance) was the recipient of the Emerging Artist Jester’s Cap at the 2021 Calgary Fringe Festival. Our new original work of verbatim theatre, Unmatched, was selected as a part of the lineup for the 2021 Fresh Meat festival, receiving positive reviews and sold-out performances. We are now touring Unmatched across Canada and as the first ever participants of the Fringe ON Tour program in Ontario. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Baumann Centre - Wingate Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #4

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Comedy, Storytelling

Up Until now

Standup Comedian Jeremiah Ukponrefe presents Up Until Now, a hilarious tale chronicling his life story chronicling first jobs, city life, and the proper way to use a Barbie Dream House. jeremiahu.com   About the artist/company Jeremiah Ukponrefe is a Vancouver based author and stand up comedian. He has written articles for The Runner, The Reel Anna, and Envie Magazine. His debut novel Hive released March 2021, the first of The Arcane Volumes Series. As a comedian his style is a mixture of clever observations with a subversive darkness, all performed under a veil of innocence. He is a cofounder of the comedy production team Funny Side Up Productions. He is really hoping this comedy thing works out. Hive, by Jeremiah Ukponrefe   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Baumann Centre - Wingate Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #4

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Drama

Woman Caught Unaware

A female art history professor must decide what action to take when an unflattering naked photograph of her appears online. ‘A thoughtful, searing commentary on what it means to be objectified and vilified as an older woman’ – LONDONTHEATRE  Woman Caught Unaware - Victoria Fringe from Wes Doyle on Vimeo. Accessibility No latecomers This show contains haze About the artist/company An award winning actress, improviser and graduate of the University of Alberta BFA Acting program Davina, is delighted to be back performing in her hometown of Victoria! Over the past 2 years she’s been fortunate to have worked on a number of exciting projects. Directing PRETTIER WOMAN (Spotlight Cabaret), THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS, SALSA LESSON, ALL IN THE TIMING (EDMONTON FRINGE 2022) appearing in SEXY LAUNDRY (Mayfield Dinner Theatre) & COTTAGERS AND INDIANS (Shadow Theatre)and in the online production of Tennessee Williams SOMETHING UNSPOKEN (NLT). Selected previous credits include: AN IDEAL HUSBAND, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER (Citadel Theatre); VANYA, SONIA, MASHA AND SPIKE (Shadow Theatre); COCKTAILS AT PAM’S, PITH, THE VILE GOVERNESS, & EVELYN STRANGE (Teatro Quindicina); MARION BRIDGE, A BEAUTIFUL VIEW (Theatre Network).   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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mr.coffeehead

mr.coffeehead: a foot-fuelled, slapstick tragedy about bikepacking, dreaming big and giving up in your 30s. “I was entranced by Ira's performance” - Sarah Deshaies (CKUT Radio) “I loved every minute of it and still find myself mulling over the play’s themes several days later.” - audience member * ‘Outstanding Clown Show’ nominee in Montreal     Accessibility Relaxed Elements for all shows, including house lights kept on, no blackouts, and a pre-show talk. About the artist/company Spec Theatre is a nimble lil’ theatre collective that creates performance-based artworks exploring contemporary society and culture through a speculative lens. We are passionate about art, theatre and collaboration. Since 2014 we have endeavoured to make art that is both entertaining and thoughtful. We live, work and make art on the beautiful, stolen, lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, known widely as the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Specifically, we are based in Vancouver, BC. A constant work in process, wee strive to make our work, participation in our organization and our events as inviting and accessible as possible.   Content Warning  Humor around parental death   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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Comedy, Drama, Storytelling, Spoken Word

A SIDE OF RICE

I started out as a nice, fatherless Jewish kid from Winnipeg. Now I’m a seventy-year-old actor who’s been working his whole adult life, and RICE features some of the many stories that have evolved. Some are funny, some are sad, all are true.   Accessibility Relaxed Elements for all shows, including house lights kept on, no blackouts, and audiences are free to come and go as they feel comfortable.   About the artist/company Nicholas Rice is a nice Jewish guy from Winnipeg and an ardent Blue Bomber fan. He studied at UBC, taught school in Vernon, and has now lived in Toronto over forty years. He has acted professionally since 1975, and when A SIDE OF RICE played the Vancouver Fringe a year ago, Nicholas had a fabulous time. He is thrilled to be back in this sweet part of the world. My show is simply me — I’m RICE. I’m a nice Jewish guy from Winnipeg. I’m an actor, a writer, a teacher, a martial artist, a cancer survivor, and a loving dad. I’m nearly 71 years old, and if you think I’ve got some stories to tell, you’re right! Some stories are funny, some are sad — all are 100% true. ?   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Wood Hall

subvenue Fringe Venue #2

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Comedy, Drama, Storytelling, Spoken Word

BOOKMARKS

A standalone sequel to Raymond’s 2012 monologue Bookworm (“at once intimate, openhearted, and evangelical” – THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT), BOOKMARKS is poignant memoir, a feast of word-fun, and an evangel of books encountered, lost, and found, and the secret paths they travel in the world. corinraymond.com   About the artist/company Corin Raymond is a full-time singer/storyteller/troubadour who keeps his stuff in Hamilton, Ontario. He started performing monologues at Fringe festivals (Bookworm, The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper, and now BOOKMARKS) solely for the financial security. Corin is Juno-nominated and has put out five albums over the past 18 years. Trivia: Corin has a hound/labrador/Rotty mix named Reese who thinks Corin is selling out every show. Aren't dogs wonderful?   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Baumann Centre - Wingate Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #4

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Comedy

Badges and Bullets

It’s 1942 and the world is in turmoil and so are the performers at CNB radio! Set during the Golden Age of Radio, this comedy takes the audience into the studio where panic ensues, chaos reigns, and the show must go on the air!   Accessibility No latecomers. About the artist/company HB Productions is a Victoria-based group which was last involved with the Victoria Fringe in 2019 with their critically praised production of "Dressing for Cancer". The local cast includes many experienced performers with long resumes in community theatre in the Greater Victoria area.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Roxy

subvenue Fringe Venue #3

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Comedy

Blueberries Are Assholes

Fringe legend TJ Dawe (Tired Cliches, Labrador, Medicine, The Slipknot) riffs on food, the English language and the human body. “This guy’s headed for the stand-up hall of fame” - THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT “Dawe can actually make you hurt with laughter” - MONTREAL GAZETTE tjdawe.ca   Accessibility There is a script available for anyone who would like a text-based experience of the show. You can find it here. The password is readfringe22.    About the artist/company TJ Dawe has been touring the fringe since before the invention of the wheel. He's had scripts published, a feature film made of one of his plays, and stayed in a movie star's guest room. He's even been the guest on a podcast. TJ writes satirical articles for the Beaverton and writes jokes for Onion founder Scott Dikkers' YouTube series Scott Dikkers Around.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Roxy

subvenue Fringe Venue #3

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Comedy, Musical Theatre, Storytelling

Confesstions of an Aging Twink

Confessions is a one-man musical about a gay man's journey of romance, sexual awareness, coming out, and musical theater. The show combines Broadway musical parodies with autobiographical stories that span his childhood in Los Angeles, pre-AIDS West Hollywood and San Francisco, and present day Oregon.    Accessibility Visual Story available  There is a script available for anyone who would like a text-based experience of the show. You can find it here.The password is readfringe22. About the artist/company Daniel Borson (aka "Pippin") is an actor, storyteller, and queer burlesque performer. A native of Los Angeles, he has performed in musical theater productions from middle school to his current home in Eugene, Oregon. He was a member of Unveiled: Eugene's Queer Burlesque for four years and most recently performed at the Oregon Country Fair doing storytelling and vaudeville numbers. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Baumann Centre - Wingate Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #4

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Comedy, Dramedy, Puppetry, Music, Clown

Domesticated Disputes

Evelyn is a Perfect Housewife, stewing in her own repressed juices. Unconsciously frustrated by the dreary duties of domestic life, she discovers, in the course of her chores, deep, mysterious, primal urges, and struggle as she might to stay spic & span, shit gets dirty. A one-woman play in a surreal bouffon universe, Domesticated Disputes explores the wild impulses lurking under the carpet of even the most perfect home. materialtheatre.ca   Accessibility There will be relaxed elements for the Wednesday, August 31 6pm show, including reduced sound levels, house lights kept on, a pre-show speech and audiences are free to come and go as they feel comfortable. ASL Interpretation: Tuesday, August 30 7:30pm About the artist/company An emergent rural theatre company on Sinixt Territory, in the Slocan Valley, in Southern British Columbia, Material Theatre is a collaboration between Marya Folinsbee and Martina Avis. We create and self-produce both original and existing work work, and facilitate community theatre. Marya Folinsbee is a clown, actor, playwright, and teaching artist from Edmonton/Amiskwaciy Waskahikan, who now lives in the Slocan Valley/Sinixt Territory, in the West Kootenays. Marya studied theatre at the Victoria School of the Arts and McMaster University, and with artists including David Diamond (Theatre for Living), Jon Davison (London Clown School), Deanna Fleysher (Don’t Call it Clown), and others. Domesticated Disputes debuted as a short at Play the Fool Festival in Edmonton in 2018. Content Warning  This show explores mature themes, and features “pseudo-nudity” and implied sex. There is a mild gross-out moment, and a loving reference to negative body image, exercise & diet culture. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Roxy

subvenue Fringe Venue #3

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Comedy, Musical Theatre, Drama, Storytelling, Dramedy

Drag Me to the Opera

Aida Cupcake is hitting operatic highlights and high notes in this autobiographical review about how a young tenor ended up at the fringe in a dress. “This little show is DYNAMITE!” - Louis Hobson, CALGARY THEATRE CRITIC stevenmorton.ca Accessibility Visual Story available soon. About the artist/company Comfortable in both operas and musicals as well as in comedic or dramatic roles, Steven Morton is recognized as a generous and dynamic performer with a bright and dreamy, lyric tenor voice. His stage craft and musical prowess has been developed through numerous roles on and off the stage in addition a range of choral work and music direction.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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Drama, Storytelling

Eleanor's Story

“Best Of Fest” - EDMONTON FRINGE. Eleanor Garner’s bestselling memoir, detailing her youth as an American caught in WWII Berlin, adapted into an internationally acclaimed performance by her granddaughter. “A rare intimacy, superb storytelling and a truly important story to tell.” ★★★★★ - ADELAIDE THEATRE GUIDE. CW: Death, suicide, sexual assault. eleanorsstory.com Accessibility This show has a low-vision resource available here:  Low vision written introduction and Audio recording introduction   About the artist/company Ingrid Garner, a Los Angeles actor/playwright with a BA in Theatre from Cal State University at Fullerton, wrote and performs "Eleanor's Story: An American Girl In Hitler's Germany", a one-woman play adapted from her grandmother’s acclaimed memoir of the same name. The play tours internationally and has been lauded with "Best Theatre” accolades from the 4 largest theatre festivals in the world. When not on tour, she indulges her horror/comedy roots by scare-acting in B-Movie stage adaptations.   Content Warning  Descriptions of wartime events such as death, suicide, and sexual assault.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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Comedy, Drama, Storytelling

Eth(n)ically Ambigous

A story of an indigenous girl grappling with her identity. She jumps through hoops in a circus world of colonialism, racism, and a little bit of tokenism — but hey, what’s new?  danicacharlie.com A new play reading/showing as part of the Fringe Spotlight Series. Accessibility Relaxed Elements: no sound or lighting effects and audiences are free to come and go as they feel comfortable. About the artist/company Danica Charlie (she/they) is a mixed Nuu-chah-nulth/settler & queer actor, and 2021 graduate from CCPA. They are a 2022-2023 participant of Intrepid Theatre’s Indigenous Artist Program, Native Earth Performing Arts’ Animikiig Creators Unit, and Puente Theatre's WORKPLAY Residency. Danica also works collaboratively with all-queer collective Extended Space Theatre. Recent acting credits include: Miskozi in White Girls in Moccasins (the frank theatre), Mary Jane in The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito (Kaleidoscope Theatre), and Imogen in Cymbeline (GVSF). She'll be on stage again in the fall in the Axis Theatre tour as Sasq’ets in Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish. Content Warning  Discussion of Colonial Violence.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location SKAM Satellite Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #5

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Comedy, Drama, Drag, Puppetry, Music, Fringe, Masks, Multidisciplinary , Dance, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre, Storytelling, Dramedy, Interdisciplinary , Improv, Clown, Spoken Word

Fringe After Dark!

The stage is dark. Like, actually dark. This event takes place in the dark as Fringe performers bring their own light source to illuminate their cabaret number, from flashlights to lamps to glow-in-the-dark paint - anything that shines a light, glows, or lights up. All proceeds benefit Intrepid Theatre and the Victoria Fringe. CASH BAR. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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Guardian Angel

Gabriel’s mission is simple: Keep Maria safe until she finds her soulmate. That is until he accidentally reveals himself to her boyfriend Louis, and chaos erupts. This contemporary dramedy is a lighthearted, chaotic new play written and created by Yasmin D’Oshun that tackles themes of mental health, love and spiritual destiny. A new play reading/showing as part of the Fringe Spotlight Series. Accessibility No latecomers About the artist/company Coming soon. Content Warning  Suicide ideation, mentions of suicide. No acts of self-harm happen on stage, only mentions of. The show contains strong language and A LOT of blasphemy.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location SKAM Satellite Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #5

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Comedy, Drama, Dramedy

Idealistic

From the age of three, Steven Andrews had an exciting vision of what he thought his life was going to be..…It did not happen. Steven will tell the story of what he thought his destiny would be, but more importantly he will reveal what he experienced as a medical professional to help him accept his reality as it is. floaterstudios.com    About the artist/company Coming Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Roxy

subvenue Fringe Venue #3

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Comedy, Drama, Storytelling

In Search of Cruise Control

In this touching, true story, Gangl struggles to give his awkward teenage nephew the sex talk he never asked for and will never forget. “Cruise control is f*cking great!” ★★★★★ - EDMONTON JOURNAL “A testament to the Actor’s skill.” ★★★★1/2 - TIMES COLONIST  jamesgangl.com   About the artist/company James Gangl won the Ed Mirvish Award for Entrepreneurship and a Canadian Comedy Award for Best One Person Show for Sex, Religion & Other Hang-ups. His follow-up was an official selection at UNO Fest and won Best of the Fest at the Edmonton Fringe. He teaches at the legendary Second City in Los Angeles and was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award as Best Male Improviser. James’ recent TV credits include Workin’ Moms (Netflix), Saved by the Bell (NBC), and Dark Matter (SyFy). James also writes for Odd Squad, two-time Winner for Best Children’s Show at the Daytime Emmy’s. imdb.me/jamesgangl   Content Warning  Childhood sexual abuse. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Roxy

subvenue Fringe Venue #3

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Storytelling, Dramedy

Is This Yours?

Storyteller Al Lafrance (2X Just For Laughs Award winner, 5X Best of Fest) returns with a tale of unexpected treasure and unmerciful corporate heathens. If you’ve ever regretted throwing something out, this show is for you! “A must-see!” ★★★★★ - EDMONTON JOURNAL . al-lafrance.com   About the artist/company Al Lafrance has been a storyteller on the Fringe circuit since 2013, touring 3 solo shows and co-creating 5 more. He is a 3-time Just for Laughs Award Winner, and a 6x Best of Fest recipient. He's standing right behind you, right now.   Content Warning  Contains brief mention of abuse Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Wood Hall

subvenue Fringe Venue #2

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Comedy, Storytelling

Lesbihonest

A hilarious autobiography of some gay girl in Toronto. lesbihonest.ca   Accessibility There will be relaxed elements for the Tuesday, August 30th 6:45pm show, including reduced sound levels, house lights kept on, no blackouts, a pre-show speech and audiences are free to come and go as they feel comfortable.  There is a script available for anyone who would like a text-based experience of the show. You can find it here. The password is readfringe22. The artist has a website outlining specific accessibility measures for their show: https://www.laurapiccinin.com/accessibility About the artist/company Laura was born to tell stories. Whether as a dancer/aerialist with Tokyo Disney, a playwright and performer for the new Canadian musical, Every Silver Lining, a teacher at the Toronto District School Board, or as a comédienne in Footloose with Just for Laughs, Laura’s unstoppable passion in life lies in telling people all sorts of eccentric stories, whether they want to hear them or not. Winner, Patron’s Pick award at Toronto Fringe Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Wood Hall

subvenue Fringe Venue #2

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Storytelling, Dramedy, Interdisciplinary

Ouroboros

For centuries weary wanderers have visited the ‘Shrine of the Ouroboros’ to trade their stories for a new beginning. The Ouroboros must now recall which memories are their own and which were told to them by others. What story would you tell the Ouroboros? hollowhound.ca   Accessibility Visual Story available soon ASL Interpretation:  Friday, September 2 7:30pm About the artist/company Hollow Hound Arts is a group of like-minded artists united by a strong belief in the power of stories. Founded by artistic collaborators Logan Swain and Conor Farrell, Hollow Hound strives to become a resource sharing home-base for early career artists to create new work. Drawing on environmental storytelling, immersive design, devising and applied theatre techniques, Hollow Hound Arts blurs the lines between artistic disciplines while pushing the boundaries of traditional theatre making.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location SKAM Satellite Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #5

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Drama

Peace Talks

Peace Talks addresses the Israeli/Palestinian conflict — a bitter internal and external struggle with Israel, Zionism, death and human rights. As they clash, the characters discover some harsh realities of the conflict and that it’s a world which isn’t as clear cut as they thought. bemaproductions.com   Accessibility No latecomers About the artist/company Bema Productions, Victoria's popular Jewish theatre company, is in the Victoria Fringe for the sixth time. An intimate and cool 60 seat Black Box theatre. Peace Talks, by Izzy Salant and Ryan Michael Dunn, premiering in Victoria Fringe Festival 2022. A brave show about a difficult and controversial subject during an already stressful time in our lives. Too many have no idea how complicated Arab/Israeli relations and associated peace talks are. This detailed, relevant, and well-conceived script then moves on to tour university and college campuses, where this kind of perspective and work should be shared.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Congregation Emanu-El

subvenue Community Site A

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Comedy, Physical Theatre, Dramedy, Spoken Word

SHIFT

“Who am I, and what do I want?” Riley, Charlie, Alex, and Aaron have 7 days before they graduate college and begin the next stage of their lives. Extended Space Theatre presents SHIFT, a queer coming of age story celebrating moving, friendship, and sexuality. An intimate, strange, and heartfelt patchwork of moments that compel us to examine the joy and fear of the unknown. extendedspacetheatre.com  Accessibility Visual Story available About the artist/company Extended Space Theatre is a queer collective created by four friends (Emily Duke, Sammy Forest, Danica Charlie, & Ella Daly) who graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts in 2021. ​ We never felt represented by the stories, or characters that we were asked to portray, so we decided to create work that reflects who we are. Currently we emphasize specific and purposeful work that is queer focused, celebrating and normalizing the queer existence. Extended Space Theatre has created two original works, GRASP and BIAS, that were presented at SKAMpede in 2021 and 2022.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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Drama

Sawney's Legacy

An Edwardian doctor explores the legacy his father, poet James Anderson, of Sawney’s Letters renown, left in a far away mining camp in a far away place called Cariboo….   Accessibility No latecomers   About the artist/company Brendan Bailey is a 2005 diploma graduate of CCPA, was five-years trained through the Railtown Actors Studio in Vancouver, and he can be seen on stage and in film as well as seasonally in Barkerville. Emily Lindstrom holds a BFA in Production and Management from UVic. She is currently the Health and Safety Coordinator for Barkerville Gold Mines - Osisko Development and an emergency responder. Together, they form Noble Players Theatrics, a Canadian production company focused on telling stories connected to our historic gold rushes. "Brendan Bailey explores moral and practical choices in an historical context with contemporary resonance." -Sunset Theatre "I cried and laughed and was mesmerized with it all. Life became art, became performance, became live." -Facebook Comment (after an early staged reading) Content Warning  Adult themes: coming of age, loss, and infant mortality and a murder-suicide are referenced. One scene set in the late 1870s incorporates racially prejudiced historic language; an allusion to a derogatory term as well as specifically the use of ‘savage’ and ‘chinaman.’ This historic use of language is addressed and resolved during performance in the spirit of empathy, education, and reconciliation, and it was incorporated into the script with Indigenous and Chinese consultation.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Baumann Centre - Wingate Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #4

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Comedy, Drama, Storytelling

Spiritualarious

A show looking at the funny side of yoga in western society.   About the artist/company Standup comedian and yoga teacher. I have performed and taught yoga all across Canada. Making people flexible and giving laughter. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Wood Hall

subvenue Fringe Venue #2

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Comedy, Drag, Fringe, Dance, Musical Theatre, Queer, Storytelling

Sunday Funday Diva Cabaret

From the Great White Way to seedy back alleys, from the silver screen to the halls of history, divas have always been an important part of queer history. Join a line-up of local queer performers as they salute, send-up, and worship at the altar of their favourite divas. All proceeds benefit Intrepid Theatre and the Victoria Fringe. CASH BAR. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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Comedy, Physical Theatre, Drama, Storytelling

The Sci-Fi Sampler

Hot from the ‘Warped Factor 5’ minds of Victoria’s multiple award-winners Ian Case & David Elendune comes this lovingly curated multi-verse mix tape, jam-packed with tales of lost astronauts, ray guns, robots, & bug-eyed monsters.   Accessibility There is a script available for anyone who would like a text-based experience of the show. Script library available soon. This show contains haze About the artist/company Outpost 31 is a multiple award winning Victoria based theatre company that specialies in prodcuing high concept intelligent entertainments. Previous shows include: Goodnight Uncle Joe, Ian Fleming's Casino Royale, Winnie The Pooh & Tales Of 100 acre Wood, Leer, Sherlock Holmes & The Curse of Moriarty.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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Comedy, Musical Theatre, Drama

Through My Lens

Through My Lens is a one act musical that follows Aly, a transfemme photographer, negotiating their post graduation life. Aly grapples with her first chance to show the world her work while maintaining the important relationships in her life. A new play reading/showing as part of the Fringe Spotlight Series. Accessibility Relaxed Elements: no sound or lighting effects and audiences are free to come and go as they feel comfortable. About the artist/company Mackenzie Langdon (she/her) and Tyrus Williams-Penney (They/She) are a writing duo and are both alumni from the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Both artists presented original pieces at the TD Festival of New Works 2021. Tyrus' was a 10 minute play exploring housing insecurity and income inequality, and Mackenzie's piece was an absurd historical musical comedy. They are writing the original musical 'Through My Lens' to explore and combine their different writing styles and approaches to art. Content Warning  Mentions of drug use, mentions of transphobia.   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location SKAM Satellite Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #5

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Comedy, Physical Theatre, Dramedy, Clown

Tree

An immersive comedy experience that’s part clown show, part game show, part philosophical discussion on humanity. Tree leads “the forest” through different scenarios of what it means to be truly alive. A lovable gaze into a spiralling staircase of existentialism with surprising, yet inevitable, turns. natashamercado.com   Accessibility Visual Story available Relaxed Elements for all shows, including house lights kept on, no blackouts,  and audiences are free to come and go as they feel comfortable.  ASL Interpretation: Saturday, September 3 8pm Some audience participation: audience members are invited to participate or not at their own comfort level. About the artist/company Natasha Mercado (she/her) is a comedy artist who’s work has been featured on Adult Swim, HBO, TBS, Más Mejor and various stages around LA. She teaches clown and improv including a workshop called “Playful Mindfulness” sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Currently, she’s touring her award-winning, solo show “Tree”— which had an encore run at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and was picked as one of Stage Raw's "Top Ten Shows to See".   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location SKAM Satellite Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #5

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Comedy, Storytelling

Unmatched

How do you say, “YEAH I’m done with the date, GOODBYE!” Based on real first date stories, Unmatched recreates the horrors of dating in a world of smartphones and swipes. “Opening night, the audience gave the two performers a standing ovation… I predict this will be a regular occurrence.” - APT613 levitytheatre.ca   Accessibility Relaxed Elements for all shows, including house lights kept on, no blackouts, and a pre-show talk. There is one instance of a flashing light. Some audience participation: audience members are invited to participate or not at their own comfort level. About the artist/company Levity Theatre Co., is a queer non-binary and woman led company based in Ottawa created and led by, Eve Beauchamp and Caity Smyck. Our premiere show, SOLD, (an immersive outdoor performance) was the recipient of the Emerging Artist Jester’s Cap at the 2021 Calgary Fringe Festival. Our new original work of verbatim theatre, Unmatched, was selected as a part of the lineup for the 2021 Fresh Meat festival, receiving positive reviews and sold-out performances. We are now touring Unmatched across Canada and as the first ever participants of the Fringe ON Tour program in Ontario. Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Baumann Centre - Wingate Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #4

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Comedy, Storytelling

Up Until now

Standup Comedian Jeremiah Ukponrefe presents Up Until Now, a hilarious tale chronicling his life story chronicling first jobs, city life, and the proper way to use a Barbie Dream House. jeremiahu.com   About the artist/company Jeremiah Ukponrefe is a Vancouver based author and stand up comedian. He has written articles for The Runner, The Reel Anna, and Envie Magazine. His debut novel Hive released March 2021, the first of The Arcane Volumes Series. As a comedian his style is a mixture of clever observations with a subversive darkness, all performed under a veil of innocence. He is a cofounder of the comedy production team Funny Side Up Productions. He is really hoping this comedy thing works out. Hive, by Jeremiah Ukponrefe   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Baumann Centre - Wingate Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #4

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Drama

Woman Caught Unaware

A female art history professor must decide what action to take when an unflattering naked photograph of her appears online. ‘A thoughtful, searing commentary on what it means to be objectified and vilified as an older woman’ – LONDONTHEATRE  Woman Caught Unaware - Victoria Fringe from Wes Doyle on Vimeo. Accessibility No latecomers This show contains haze About the artist/company An award winning actress, improviser and graduate of the University of Alberta BFA Acting program Davina, is delighted to be back performing in her hometown of Victoria! Over the past 2 years she’s been fortunate to have worked on a number of exciting projects. Directing PRETTIER WOMAN (Spotlight Cabaret), THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS, SALSA LESSON, ALL IN THE TIMING (EDMONTON FRINGE 2022) appearing in SEXY LAUNDRY (Mayfield Dinner Theatre) & COTTAGERS AND INDIANS (Shadow Theatre)and in the online production of Tennessee Williams SOMETHING UNSPOKEN (NLT). Selected previous credits include: AN IDEAL HUSBAND, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER (Citadel Theatre); VANYA, SONIA, MASHA AND SPIKE (Shadow Theatre); COCKTAILS AT PAM’S, PITH, THE VILE GOVERNESS, & EVELYN STRANGE (Teatro Quindicina); MARION BRIDGE, A BEAUTIFUL VIEW (Theatre Network).   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1

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mr.coffeehead

mr.coffeehead: a foot-fuelled, slapstick tragedy about bikepacking, dreaming big and giving up in your 30s. “I was entranced by Ira's performance” - Sarah Deshaies (CKUT Radio) “I loved every minute of it and still find myself mulling over the play’s themes several days later.” - audience member * ‘Outstanding Clown Show’ nominee in Montreal     Accessibility Relaxed Elements for all shows, including house lights kept on, no blackouts, and a pre-show talk. About the artist/company Spec Theatre is a nimble lil’ theatre collective that creates performance-based artworks exploring contemporary society and culture through a speculative lens. We are passionate about art, theatre and collaboration. Since 2014 we have endeavoured to make art that is both entertaining and thoughtful. We live, work and make art on the beautiful, stolen, lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, known widely as the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Specifically, we are based in Vancouver, BC. A constant work in process, wee strive to make our work, participation in our organization and our events as inviting and accessible as possible.   Content Warning  Humor around parental death   Important Fringe Information: You must have a Fringe Button to see this show 100% of tickets are available in advance, no tickets sold at door All tickets have a $1.50 Fringe service charge and passes have a $3 Fringe service charge, this supports the festival No refunds. No exchanges. If you are unwell contact the box office (tickets@intrepidtheatre.com) All shows start on time. Depending on the show, latecomers may not be seated Masks are recommended

Location Metro Studio

subvenue Fringe Venue #1