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Peek Fest 2020

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​Impulse Theatre’s Peek Fest is an annual live performance festival for arts workers running online from November 1st to 22nd, 2020.

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​Impulse Theatre’s Peek Fest is an annual live performance festival for arts workers running November 1st to 22nd, 2020. This year the Festival is taking place online.

The festival offers an exciting new look at work-in-development from innovative creators and contributes to the development and growth of performing artists through residencies, showcases and workshops. Activities are available to participants across Canada through digital platforms.


Tickets to Shows and Workshops are available online.

Note: Ticket sales to workshops end one hour prior to the workshop. Ticket sales for events will close five minutes prior to the start of the show.


Artist announcements and ticket sales for Wee Peeks, Peek Show 9 and The Showcase will be on November 3rd.

WEE PEEKS: a variety show for wee ones

Sunday November 8, 2020- 11am PST on Zoom

​Impulse Theatre brings you a digital variety show for the young and young at heart. A delightful trip into the homes of some of our dearest friends. There could be song, dance, puppets, pirates, and much more!

Suggested Donation: $30 per household

We are basing this $30 fee on the idea that each adult is $10 and each child is $5. If you're watching with more or less folks in your household, feel free to adjust your donation as needed.


By Julia Siedlanowska & Kanon Hewitt

Arthi and Bella’s Musical Story Time Adventure!

By Arthi Chandra & Isabella Halladay

NumNums, by SNAFU

Ingrid Hansen & Kathleen Greenfield

More info: www.impulsetheatre.ca/wee-peeks


Friday, November 20th, 2020 - 7:30pm PST Digital Location TBA

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.

Applications to perform in Peek Show 9 are live! Deadline October 28th.


Saturday November 21st, 2020- Time and Digital Locations TBD

Peek Fest is proud to showcase our first ever Digital Residency Program, an incubator for interdisciplinary performance. Three projects have received mentorship with Adrienne Wong, the Artistic Director of the Festival of Live Digital Art (folda.ca) and the Digital Architect & Co-Editor of SpiderWebShow Performance (spiderwebshow.ca). They will be presenting excerpts of their new work at THE SHOWCASE.



All digital locations for Peek Fest 2020 workshops are to be announced. To access the workshops, you will be sent a link the day of the event, and do not need to download anything. All you will need to participate is a stable internet connection and a device such as an ipad or computer with a camera. Any additional technology requirements are specified in the workshop details.

Captioning and/or ASL Interpretation is available upon request for these sessions. Please submit your request to Tiffany at tiffany@impulsetheatre.ca by October 21st.


Tuesday, November 3rd, 6-8PM PST

Digital Location TBA


This workshop will cover the basics of sound design and give beginner sound designers tools for approaching their early sound design careers. We will explore the role of sound design, and talk about some tools to use sound design effectively. This course pairs well with “QLab for Artists.” We will be covering QLab only briefly in this session.


Tuesday, November 10th, 6-8PM PST

Digital Location TBA


We will be overviewing QLab for artists so artists can create a QLab that will make their sound technical elements run smoothly and efficiently while working under time constraints. This workshop will teach the basics of QLab, and give artists some tips and tricks to make their QLab beautiful.

About QLab

QLab is an industry standard audio and video playback software, created by Figure 53, a small company based in Baltimore, Maryland. Much to the chagrin of poor artists everywhere, QLab is only available for Mac. A free version of QLab is available on the QLab website.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must download the free version of QLab at qlab.app before this workshop. Users must have a Mac computer, laptop or iPad to participate.


Participants can choose to attend one or both of Carolyn’s workshops as they are designed as companions. Carolyn likely won't be covering much QLab in Sound Design 101 so it's recommended that participants do both.

About the Instructor:

Carolyn Moon (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist, specializing in stage management, technical theatre, and technical design, working on Coast Salish territory. She has been a festival technician for Intrepid Theatre (Uno, Outstages, Fringe) and the Belfry Theatre (Spark Fest). She has also completed sound designs for Impulse Theatre, SNAFU Dance Theatre/William Head on Stage, and Theatre SKAM.


Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15th, 1-3PM PST

Digital Location TBA


Experiment and play with ways to capture and record movement through the camera. A group warm up will guide us into our bodies, and then into our filmmaking senses. This will lead into tasks that generate choreography and then guide us to capturing that choreography on film. The group will collaborate on a short edit combining all of our material and looking at editing as another tool for choreography.


Since we cannot be together physically, the group will strategize ways to film our own bodies.

​About the Instructor:

Sophia Wolfe is a contemporary dance artist who also works in visual media including photography, film, and video art. She is currently based out of Vancouver, Canada on unceded Coast Salish territories, of the Museum, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Sophia completed her post secondary dance training through Modus Operandi in 2014, and has since been dancing and touring with companies and independent choreographers such as Company 605, Co-Erasga, Chick Snipper, Cindy Mochizuki, Kelly McInnes, Antonio Somera, Zahra Shahab, The Only Animal and New World Theatre. Outside of dance performance, Sophia has a regular practice in documentation of live performance through video, video editing and photography. Sophia’s deep interest in integrating movement and film has lead her to organize and curate F-O-R-M (Festival Of Recorded Movement) (www.f-o-r-m.ca). She has also curated screenings for New Blue Dance Festival (Toronto), Vancouver Art Gallery, Dancing on the Edge (Vancouver) and Body+Camera (Chicago).


Thursday, November 5th and Thursday, November 12th 6-8PM PST

Digital Location TBA


During the workshop, Adrienne will introduce frameworks for thinking and creation, including human centred design, inclusive design, prototyping, audience care, and engagement and participation through digital platforms. Participants will each create a 5-min prototype of a live performance delivered on the online platform of their choosing, and receive feedback through a show and tell with peers.

​About the Instructor:

Adrienne Wong's work straddles theatrical and digital space. She has performed in former morgues, current science centres, midnight art galleries, and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Web projects include The Apology Generator, which earned her the inaugural Artist in Residence position on CBC Radio's Q, and SadSongs.ca, commissioned by Nightswimming Theatre in Toronto. Other radio work includes writing, performing in and directing radio plays, and contributing to North by Northwest and The Afternoon Show, all out of CBC Radio Vancouver. Landline (created with Dustin Harvey) is a performance for audio recording and SMS that toured nationally and internationally for five years. Me On The Map ( created with JD Derbyshire) is a kids show about urban planning and collective decision-making, received a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nomination in Vancouver and was selected for the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity 2017 Playwrights Colony. Adrienne's writing has been published in Canadian Theatre Review, CdnTimes, and the anthology Asian Canadian Theatre. Adrienne was Artistic Producer at Neworld Theatre in Vancouver until 2013, where she commissioned and produced 11 "podplays" in partnership with Playwrights Theatre Centre and Martin Kinch. Currently, she is Artistic Director of SWS Performance, and co-Curator of the Festival of Live Digital Art (FOLDA). Now living in Banff, Alberta, Adrienne holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts.



Elevators is a new partnership between Impulse Theatre and Embrace Arts Foundation that showcases local neuro-diverse and disabled artists’ multi-media work. Watch out for these works of poetry and art before activities in the Performance Series.


Connect. Dream. Push - Conversation Series with Heather Lindsay and International Guests

November Dates & Times TBD

More info coming soon!

In the spirit of deepening global artistic connections & conversations, please join us for casual panel discussions that will welcome inspiring international artistic movers, shakers, fighters, and dreamers. In conversation with Heather, join guests from South Korea, Uganda, Australia, Sudan and beyond, as they share their current goings-on, artistic and global interests, challenges and their dreams for the future.


Impulse Theatre seeks to create an anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory space for all. We aim to have a wide variety of access options available throughout the festival.

Impulse Theatre invites interested participants with financial concerns to contact us directly at info@impulsetheatre.ca

Conversations Series

More information will be made available as soon as possible.


All visual art displayed will have audio description as a part of the presentation.

All poems will have the text on screen and read aloud as a part of the presentation.

Peek Show 9

This event will be captioned.

Residency Showcase

More information will be made available as soon as possible.

Wee Peeks

This event will have ASL Interpretation.

Workshop Series

Captioning and/or ASL Interpretation is available upon request for these sessions. Please submit your request to Tiffany at tiffany@impulsetheatre.ca by October 21st

Peek Fest Access Program: Impulse Theatre is pleased to offer up to 4 spots in each workshop free of charge to arts workers who identify as queer, trans, non-binary, Indigenous, Black, a person of colour, neurodiverse and/or disabled.

Questions or concerns regarding the Residency Program? Please email our Festival Coordinator Molly at molly@impulsetheatre.ca.

Need assistance filling out this application or have any specific questions or concerns regarding Program Accessibility? Please email our Accessibility Coordinator Tiffany at tiffany@impulsetheatre.ca

Note: Program intake closes November 1st. Space in the Access Program is filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Click here to apply for the Peek Fest Access Program

Impulse Theatre lives and creates on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lekwungen Speaking Peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

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