PRODUCER: Jer Banks of Arbutus Productions/Fringetastic
SHOW: The Big Smoke by Ron Fromstein
This show went on to be fully staged and toured to sold out houses at the Victoria Fringe and then continued to tour the follow year to Fringes across Canada and to the Orlando Frigne. The Producer of this piece also went on to start the Nanaimo Fringe.
PRODUCER: Missie Peters of Not Your Grandma’s Poetry
SHOW: Public Confessions of a Public Servant by Missie Peters Directed by Alex Wlasenko
Public Confessions of a Public Servant chronicles Missie’s (mis) adventures as a public servant in 9 different ministries of the BC government. The piece was presented as a staged reading for the YOU Show and went on to be fully produced and debut at the Victoria Fringe Festival in 2010. Missie was then invited to perform the show at the Uno Fest in May of 2011.
PRODUCER: Ingrid Hansen of SNAFU Dance Theatre
SHOW: Gnomeward Bound (later renamed Little Orange Man) Directed by Kathleen Greenfield
Gnomeward Bound is a story about a very imaginative little girl and her experiments with dreams. It included physical theatre, puppetry and storytelling. After some rewrites, this show debuted in full at the Calgary Fringe the following month then went on to tour in the summer of 2011 to Edmonton, Victoria and Vancouver, playing to frequently sold out houses. It was chosen as Pick of the Fringe in both Victoria and Vancouver.
PRODUCER: Justin Carter
SHOW: Son of Africville written and performed by Justin Carter Co-Written by Dama Hanks
This show started as a reading for Puente Theatre and is a lovely one man show about his mother and his journey to meet her one last time before she died. Its YOU SHOW presentation was a staged reading with many of the production elements in place. It included new scripts edits and songs. Son of Africville was invited to do a full staging of the Show at UNO Fest in May 2011 and played to sold out houses throughout the festival. It has since been picked up to tour to the Maritimes.
PRODUCER: Wave Theatre
SHOW: Rosie Written and performed by Gina McIntosh Co-directed/dramaturged by Monica Prendergast and Kate Rubin
This show was presented as a staged reading and following audience feedback, a new draft was written. The new script was presented again at the Uno Fest in May 2011. It was a story about a woman consumed by her belongings and her tendency toward hoarding.
PRODUCER: IMPULSE Theatre
SHOW: Wrath, Created and performed by Andrew Barrett and Emily Piggford.
This physical theatre piece was created by students from UVIc and self produced through the YOU Show. It was a great opportunity for university students to start producing their own work outside the department and gain a better understanding of the intricacies of self producing their work. The show was presented here then reworked and presented the following June in an extended and more polished version. Both performances were accompanied by an art exhibit that explored the same themes and incarnations of anger and raw emotion.
PRODUCER: Castlereigh Theatre Project
SHOW: Castle in the Sky written by Francesca Albright & Jude Allen
This piece was a kind of theatrical documentary centered around the murder of a family in medicine Hat Alberta. It was put together using over 200 hours of interviews. After two days of workshops, the piece was presented as a staged reading with a talk back following. The piece has since made its fully staged debut at Sage Theatre’s Ignite Festival in Calgary and has toured to many cities around Alberta, including going back to Medicine Hat.
PRODUCER: Treena Stubel
SHOW: False Dilemna Created and Performed by Treena Stubel
This solo work in progress was a retelling of the book The Little Prince but with a female main character and a foundation in physical theatre and dance. Work continues on the piece.
PRODUCER: Joyce Kline
SHOW: Smash a Plate! Written by Joyce Kline
Smash a plate! Is a new musical and this was its second workshop reading. This version included new songs and music and a new cast. Since presenting the work and getting audience feedback on the two performances they did, Joyce has gone back for more drafts.
PRODUCER: Catflap Creations
SHOW: Cantadora, Created by Janet Walker
This presentation of Cantadora was the first time this surrealist musical had ever been worked or staged. It is a collaborative creation of a group of UVic students and it is our only YOU Show to feature a live chicken. Plans are in the works to restage it soon.
PRODUCER: The Other Guys Theatre Co.
SHOW: Cougar Annie Tales, by Katrina Kadoski
This musical play by local singer/actress Katrina Kadoski is 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. This production has gone on to be featured in the 2012 Uno Fest’s Uno Works Series.
PRODUCER: Broken Rhythms
This movement and dance based piece is 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.
PRODUCER: Scrumpy Productions
SHOW: The Wyf of Bathe
This workshop was a staging of Julian Cervello’s (Canterbury Cocktails, Fringe 2011) new one-man show The Wyf 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. Julian is presenting Canterbury Cocktails during Uno Fest 2012
PRODUCER: Marina Legace
SHOW: Confessions of a Clown College Dropout
This workshop portrayed an intimate look into the private life of a performer; one who struggles to distinguish between fantasy and reality, with an inclination towards madness.
PRODUCER: Andrew Wade
SHOW: The Romantics
This workshop was a script-in-hand staged reading of Andrew Wade’s 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 was the first time the public had the work and feedback was welcome after the reading.