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Winterlab - Festival of International Theatre

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013

This winter, Intrepid Theatre will fire up your imagination with a brand new festival of innovative international theatre featuring six new works from Portland, Montreal, Belgium, and the UK, plus a local playwrights' cabaret.

Winterlab's eclectic selection of shows stretches the boundaries of conventional theatre, taking audiences on an inspiring new theatrical adventure. Experience internationally renowned visual artist Daniel Barrow's manual animation and storytelling; The Wonderheads 'intriguing, flawless and utterly brilliant' (John Threlfall, CVV Magazine) combination of mask and physical theatre; Vanessa van Durme's acclaimed and deeply personal story of gender reassignment surgery; and Il Pixel Rosso's thrilling theatre-meets-film performance piece for an audience of two.

FROM MONTREAL: Internationally renowned visual and performance artist Daniel Barrow presents three new performance works to coincide with an exhibition of his work at the AGGV. Barrow awed Uno Fest audiences in 2009 with his his stunningly beautiful live, manual animations and colourfully touching narratives. 8pm, Jan 24 – Winnipeg Babysitter | 8pm, Jan 23 – Looking for love in the Hall of Mirrors + Thief of Mirrors, Intrepid Theatre Club.

FROM ENGLAND: Il Pixel Rosso dissolves the boundaries between theatre and film, dream and reality in And the Birds Fell from the Sky... a mysterious joyride to engage all of your senses. January 25 - February 3, several performances daily, Intrepid Theatre Club.
★★★★★ “I recommend taking a friend, since this is the only way you will find someone who understands its enormity and dreamlike perfection” - Three Weeks

FROM BELGIUM: Vanessa van Durme, who underwent gender reassignment when the process was still in its infancy, tackles public prejudice head-on in her highly personal show, Look Mummy, I’m Dancing. 8 pm, January 26, Metro Studio.
“There’s no resisting the mixture of sharp intelligence, raunchy humour, and inner sweetness of spirit.” - The Scotsman

FROM PORTLAND: Following their run at the Cultch in Vancouver, pick of the Fringe favourites WONDERHEADS return with Grim & Fisher, an epic comic battle in full-face mask. Laugh and cry as one woman’s fight for survival takes fantastical flight in a showdown with Death himself. The sucess of this show is working proof of how the Fringe circuit fosters new talent and helps performers progress to the next level. 8 pm, January 30 + 31, Metro Studio.
★★★★★ “…the two masked leads of this wonderful show are among the most versatile and expressive characters in any production you'll see…Grim and Fischer is utter magic.” - CBC

Playwrights Cabaret
Feb 3, 8pm at Intrepid Theatre Club. By Donation at door only.
A selection of readings of brand new works by local playwrights. Featuring members of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

FREE! Ongoing through the festival
Four short, site specific audio plays for “solo audience member” and mp3 player, that will guide the listener through the city’s historic streets, alleys, parks and buildings.

Il Pixel Rosso will lead an auto theatro workshop on creating immersive one-person theatre. Plus stay posted for details on our Press>Play Workshop – a public interactive session that shows you how to create one-person audio plays (suitable for writers and curious audience members).

TICKETS: $23 reg / $30 Arts Karma /$18 student or senior. Festival Passes: $69 (valid for all 5 shows).
TO BOOK: 250-590-6291 or visit

Cost: Adult: $21
Category: Arts | Entertainment
Location: Metro Studio
1411 Quadra Street, Victoria
This event is for Adults, Seniors, Student / College
More Info: Sammie Gough
250 383 2663
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