Special Events

Fringe Kick-Off Concert

TUESDAY AUGUST 21, 7 PM
CENTENNIAL SQUARE
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.

Fringekids Fest

SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 11 AM to 4 PM @
MARKET SQUARE
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
Commonwealth Place
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!

Nightly
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.

Master Classes/Workshops:

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

Performances:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 6:30 PM
Chile con Carne (Carmen Aguirre/Romina Miranda): the story of an eight-year-old refugee.

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
performances): $10/each
Auditing pass two Master classes, all plenary
meetings and discussions: $10

For more info visit the Fringe Kiosk, phone (250) 592-4367, or visit www.puentetheatre.ca

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

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.

< website development by caprina designs | xhtml | css >