Fringe Kick-Off Concert
TUESDAY AUGUST 21, 7 PM
FREE & ALL AGES!
PROUD SPONSOR: The ZONE @ 91.3
The end of August means the beginning of The Fringe Festival, and what
better way to get things started then with a FREE concert in
Centennial Square sponsored by THE ZONE 91.3 FM, featuring Last
Gang recording artists from Vancouver, Mother Mother, plus locals Vince
Vaccaro and Meatdraw! Fringe Visa buttons will be sold 2-for-$5 onsite
during this event! It's also your big chance to dance with Fringe
mascots Didi & Gogo. What are you waiting for?
Fringe Eve Preview
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22, 7:30 PM
VICTORIA EVENT CENTRE
(1415 Broad Street)
PROUD SPONSOR: Thirfty Foods
Pre-fest chaos as a dozen Fringe companies seize the stage for sneak
peeks and promos of their upcoming shows, opening night ticket giveaways,
and a draw for a 2007 Fringe VIP Superpass! Free admission if you
bring your 2007 Visa button, or $5 cover at the door.
SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 11 AM to 4 PM @
PROUD SPONSORS: Market Square, City of Victoria
The Fringe's 100% FREE end-of-summer splash for kids returns
with live music, entertainment, face-painting,
daredevil stunts, and oodles of fun stuff to make and do! Live
entertainment includes stilt-walkers, a real-live Faerie Princess,
music from Zox of the Forest, a juggling workshop, Didi and Gogo the
friendly Fringe mascots, and Major Conrad Flapps! And don't miss the
cardboard castle, where the walls are a walk-in canvas that
young artists can paint! If you're able, bring along a donation of
new school supplies for Backpack Attack, Market Square's program
for kids in need headed back to school.
Fringekids Drama Camp
AUGUST 27 to 31
Presented by Spilt Milk Comedy Theatre
TO REGISTER PHONE 475-7600
FRINGEKIDS DRAMA CAMP has participants involved in all aspects
of production. From the theoretical to the practical, participants
will design, develop and star in their own production. Using elements
of improvisation, sketch comedy, character study the actors will create
something that is suitable for their friends and family. The emphasis
is on fun, creativity and teamwork. If you have ever had a desire
to be onstage this is a chance to star in your own show. Phone Spilt
Milk Theatre at 479-3374 for more info or visit www.spiltmilkcomedy.com
Free at the Fringe Club!
Victoria Event Centre
(1415 Broad Street)
See Venue 5 Show Listings for FREE late
night entertainment events at the Fringe Club, including Chip Pop,
the Cheesecake Burlesque Review, and Fringe On Film.
Symposium: The Performer in a Multicultural Society
AUGUST 25 & 26
CANADIAN COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS
(1701 ELGIN ROAD)
Presented by Puente Theatre
Can multicultural theatre conquer Britich Columbia's mainstream stages?
This two-day event studies and shares strategies, tools, concepts
and techniques to promote diversity in theatre. Master classes,
workshops, presentations, and discussions with
topics such as social responsibility, education and training, storytelling,
blood memory, the First Nations performer, multilingualism and translation.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 11:30 AM
African Dance, with Maobong Oku, drummer Yoro Noukussi
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 3:15 PM
Blood Memory, with Dr. Iris Bannerman
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, NOON
The First Nations Experience, with Krystal Cook
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2 PM
Voice Workshop, with Bisia Belina
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 6:30 PM
Chile con Carne (Carmen Aguirre/Romina Miranda): the story of an eight-year-old
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 8:00 PM
Emergence (Krystal Cook): the journey of a Kwakwaka'wakw woman poet
from the Namgis territory, Alert Bay.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 5:30 PM
The Adventures of Ali & Ali and the axis of Evil (Marcus Yousef/Camyar
Chai): a biting satire.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 5:30 PM
Reception! Victoria Multicultural Womens Catering Coop (and cash bar.)
Tickets & Info:
Pass full Symposium: $45, students/seniors/un-waged: $25
Ticket single event (two workshops/three
Auditing pass two Master classes, all plenary
meetings and discussions: $10
For more info visit the Fringe Kiosk, phone (250) 592-4367, or visit
Canada Council for the Arts, CRD Arts Development, BC Gaming Commission,
Spirit of BC Arts Fund, BC Arts Council, Canadian College of Performing
Arts, Intrepid Theatre.