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Peek Fest 2019

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Intrepid Theatre Club

1609 Blanshard Street

Victoria, BC V8W 2J5

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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

​Impulse Theatre’s Peek Fest is an annual festival for emerging arts workers in Victoria running November 4th to 10th, 2019. The festival offers an exciting new look at work-in-development from some of the province’s most innovative creators and contributes to the development and growth of local artists through showcases, workshops, and a curated visual arts gallery.


TICKETS

Tickets to Shows and Workshops are available at the door (starting an hour before) and online. The Peek Fest Workshop Pass provides entry into all four workshops for a discounted price, and can only be bought online or at the first workshop on Wednesday, November 6.

Please note: Advanced sales close an hour and a half before each event.




THE PERFORMANCES

For Advanced Ticket Holders: please arrive at least fifteen minutes early to pick up your ticket from the Box Office.


PEEK SHOW #7

Friday, November 8th, 2018 - 8:00pm
Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard)
$15 at door / $10 online

An informal and exciting experience for artists and patrons, all discovering new stories for the first time. The evening consists of new works from a diverse and equitable group of Victoria's performing artists. Each group is provided with only 7 minutes to present whatever art has been brewing in the back in their mind, itching to come out. From text, to dance, to somewhere in-between, we will be living in a space of discovery and courage. Peek Show acts as a new initiative to foster creative connections between Victoria's performing artists and to spark momentum within the community.​

Applications are being accepted until October 10th. Click here.


THE SHOWCASE

Saturday, November 9th, 2018 – 8:00pm
Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard)
$15 at door / $10 online

Three new works mid-development from exciting multidisciplinary performance creators presented with 30 mins each. This is an exciting opportunity to settle in and go deeper into these artist's processes. Each company received 20 hours of rehearsal time to prepare and finesse their work through Impulse Theatre's Residency Program.

This year, the SHOWCASE presents:

S___PACE by Embrace Arts

Jo wants more space, in every sense of the word. Perhaps 384,400 km could do the trick? S___PACE is an interdisciplinary outer space adventure comprised of poems, science facts, music, movement and maybe even some hot wheels cars.

100 bad plays about the environment and one red balloon by Re:Current Theatre

It begins with a leak in the ceiling. In ‘100 bad plays…’ two performers compete against the inevitability of the unavoidable end. With the competitive energy of a game show, story after story is told through a series of plays (some very short and a few a bit longer) that range from absurd to serious.

SNAFU Shorts: "Today you, Tomorrow me" and "Epidermis Circus" by SNAFU

“Today you, Tomorrow me” tells an original fable using layered, textured full-color shadow puppetry on a vintage overhead projector. The story is based on a graphic novel created by Jeni Luther, which features a human who saves a worm from drowning in a puddle. Directed by Kathleen Greenfield.

“Epidermis Circus” is an experiment in body puppetry and bawdy animation. Hansen celebrates the fragile meatbag of the human form.




THE WORKSHOPS

PARTICIPANT NOTES:

Please arrive at least ten minutes early: workshops will begin on time.

The Workshop Pass can be purchased in advance or at the box office of the first workshop on Wednesday, November 6th. Limited quantities!

Taxes for Arts Workers with Jen Braem

Wednesday, November 6th, 2018 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard)
$30 for the Workshop / $95 for Workshop Pass

Does tax time make you queasy? Do you break out in a sweat at the thought of a letter from the CRA? Then join us as we walk through the ins and outs of tax for self employed artists in a relaxed and, yes, fun atmosphere! Bring your tax questions big and small as you learn tips and tricks to understanding and planning for tax from an arts perspective.

About the Instructor:

Jen Braem is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a practice in Victoria. She specializes in working with arts and sport organizations and in personal tax. Jen is the Director of Finance for Rugby Canada and sits as Treasurer for Wheelchair Rugby Canada. With over twenty years working in sport and arts, including ten years as a professional stage manager, she retains a strong passion for the arts and helping arts organizations to fulfill their mandates through fiscal management. Jen competed for Canada in sailing from 2008-2013 before retiring as an athlete and focusing on accounting. She earned her Masters of Business Administration as well as her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre from UVic. Jen earned her accounting credentials while articling at MNP where she focused on audit and remote accounting for First Nations owned businesses.


Dance/Theatre: a cross disciplinary approach to crafting performance with Andrew Barrett

Thursday, November 7th, 2018 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard)
$30 for the Workshop / $70 for Workshop Pass

Impulse Theatre's Andrew Barrett brings his own skills, exercises and thoughts on how dance and theatre can intersect. This physical workshop uses body awareness, choreographic and theatrical techniques to explore performance and creation. A great workshop for directors, actors, poets, dancers, storytellers, etc. to explore how their bodies can be the catalyst for their work.

About the Instructor:

Andrew is a queer multidisciplinary theatre artist and Artistic Producer of Impulse Theatre. He is a creator, performer, teacher, director, and administrator. He received his BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria and has pursued contemporary dance training through the Victoria School of Contemporary Dance since 2010. As a teacher, he has taught movement and creation for Theatre SKAM's SKAMpede Young Company and School of Performing Arts, the Pacific Design Academy’s Acting for the Screen program, Victoria School of Contemporary Dance, and has done workshops through Impulse Theatre, for the poets of Victoria Festival of Spoken Word, and the students of the Gulf Islands School of the Performing Arts.

360 Producing - an introduction to the processes and the scope of administering creation in the Canadian arts ecology with Clayton Baraniuk

Saturday, November 9th, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard)
$30 for the Workshop / $95 for Workshop Pass

Seeing the world through a producers eyes, uncovering the holes, identifying challenges before they become challenging, seeing the future and knowing how and who to talk to are skills built up over a career in the Arts. In this workshop, Clayton will attempt to create a 360 degree picture of how the arts in Canada are created, produced and administered in some circles in Canada, from the artistic relationship, to the funders and stakeholders, to the details of administration, boards, finance, development, marketing, optics, community, legality, responsibility, poverty, authenticity, consistency, ethics and bring true to you - he will try to cover a lot. The producer's role is to know everyone else’s job better than they do, and to know their own role from everyone else’s perspective. Can that be attained? You’ll find out.

About the Instructor:

Clayton is the artistic producer of Electric Company Theatre. Previously he was Associate Producer at the National Arts Centre, Company Manager at the Belfry Theatre and the Canada Dance Festival, produced the NAC Cycle projects on Indigenous Theatre and Deaf, disability and Mad Arts. He founded Gotta Getta Gimmick in Victoria way back when with whom he produced for Butchart Gardens for 10 years, ran Cabarets at the Belfry for four years, and created the Fringe Mob in Centennial Square for Intrepid Theatre. He has collaborated with SpiderWebShow, Canada’s online theatre space, the Festival of Live Digital Arts, and the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA) in recent years. He is also a Relaxed Performance Consultant with British Council Canada, and has produced two conferences with the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres. Clayton is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Heritage Arts Society and the Canadian College of Performing Arts, his alma mater in Victoria, where he has also lead the third year program for a time and acted as a curriculum advisor.


Devising Theatrical Performances: Creating With Abandon: Go Bold, and Edit Later

with Ingrid Hansen

Sunday, November 10th, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard)
$30 for the Workshop / $95 for Workshop Pass

A physical approach to devising in teams. We will be putting ideas on their feet and testing out unedited performances in front of an audience (each other.) This workshop will challenge you to create generously, with abandon, testing out ideas rather than debating them, avoiding self-censorship.

​About the Instructor:

Raised by gregarious Danish immigrants, Ingrid is Co-Artistic Director of SNAFU (@snafudance). Her physical comedy shows Little Orange Man, Kitt & Jane, Interstellar Elder and The Merkin Sisters have toured to the National Arts Centre and festivals across North America. Ingrid also puppeteers on television for APTN and the Sesame Street Workshop.

“When I learned that Ingrid was offering a masterclass in Toronto I just had to fly across the country to participate. I was not disappointed. I particularly liked how we developed story sequences and worked with feedback from the group to enhance them. Ingrid is such an inspiring ball of energy and enthusiasm.” - Kris Fleecrackers, Student Testimonial


OTHER EVENTS:

VISUAL ARTS GALLERY

Check out our FREE gallery, curated by Visual Arts Curator, Laura Gildner. Open Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 5-7pm, and Sunday 10am-3:30pm at the Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard).


PEEK FEST CLOSING RECEPTION

Sunday, November 10th, 2018 – 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Intrepid Theatre Club (1609 Blanshard)
FREE

Join us for a reception as the festival draws to a close. Taps will be flowing, wine will be chilling, and we’ll going to celebrate the last day of Peek Fest in style! The perfect chance to meet and mingle with Peek Fest artists and workshop leaders, the official Peek Fest partay for is for artists and anyone who loves live performance.




ACCESSIBILITY

Impulse Theatre, and Peek Fest, seeks to create an anti-oppressive and queer-positive space for artists within the community. All of our events are wheelchair accessible and have gender inclusive washrooms.

Peek Fest Access Program: Impulse Theatre is pleased to offer up to 4 emerging arts workers complimentary access to all festival workshops. This program sponsors arts workers that identify as queer, trans, indigenous, and/or as a person of colour. Click here for more information and the application form. Impulse also encourages submissions from marginalized communities for submissions for Peek Show #7.

Impulse Theatre invites interested participants with financial concerns to either apply as an artist for Peek Show #7 to receive a discount to all workshops, or to volunteer in exchange for a ticket to one of our two performances. If these are not an option for you, please email andrew@impulsetheatre.ca to discuss alternatives.


Peek Fest take place on the unceded and traditional territories of the Lekwungen peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

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