What started out as a humble new-work incubator project has turned into a thriving program that heralds Victoria’s most exciting new theatre creators and introduces local audiences to original works-in-development. Intrepid Theatre is pleased to announce the 2012 YOU SHOW season:
Jan 21 – The Other Guys Theatre Co. will be workshopping Cougar Annie Tales, a musical play by local singer/actress Katrina Kadoski about the West Coast pioneer. Katrina lived for several years at the Cougar Annie farm site and has used her unique insight to create songs and narrative to illustrate this amazing local character. Ticket details here.
Feb 11 – Broken Rhythms will be premiering Spark, a movement and dance based piece on the theme of human evolution. The simplicity of the basic primal cell would transform into the complexity of multi-cellular animal life, eventually giving way to robotic patterns through the progression of this performance.
Mar 10 - Scrumpy Productions presents a workshop staging of Julian Cervello’s (Canterbury Cocktails, Fringe 2011) new one-man show The Wyf of Bathe. Of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, none are more accessible than the Wife of Bathe. Performed entirely in its original Middle English, this raunchy and explicit, yet deeply moving 600-year-old comedy about the life of a Medieval woman named Alisoun demonstrates how timeless the structure of a ‘contemporary one-woman show’ really is. The original desperate housewife of the English theatre was written and acted by Chaucer himself, and she is still recognizable today.
April 21 – Marina Legace will premiere a workshop staging of Mad Actress (working title), an intimate look into the private life of a performer; one who struggles to distinguish between fantasy and reality, with an inclination towards madness.
May 12 – Andrew Wade will create a script-in-hand staged reading of his first full-length, two act play, The Romantics. Andrew is becoming a well know local Fringe performer and this script won the Vancouver Young Playwrights award. This presentation will be the first time the public will see the work and feed back is welcome after the reading.
The YOU SHOW started in 2010 and has presented 10 new plays to date, including Justin Carters’ Son of Africville (which went on to become a hit Uno Fest show and has been picked up to tour the Maritimes) and Ingrid Hansen’s Little Orange Man (the Canadian Fringe circuit hit that won Pick of the Fringe in Vancouver and Victoria). >>Read more about what became of past YOU SHOWs.