Free + PWYC Events – 2019 SPARK Festival

Date posted: March 7, 2019

Worldplay – M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A. + … and Juliet – PWYC

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 AT 2 PM

Presented by Puente Theatre and hosted by the Belfry, Worldplay is a mini-festival of staged readings within SPARK. Worldplay is an incredible opportunity to hear exciting voices from around the world. A talkback follows each staged reading.

This week’s reading is M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A. by Lena Kitsopoulou (Greece) and … and Juliet by Akis Dimou (Greece) / Directed by Britt Small


Hootenanny – Free Event

SUNDAY, MARCH 10 AT 4 PM

Kids welcome! An all-ages dance party of awesome. Live humans dancing to the sweet sounds of the Avram McCagherty Quartet (Calvin Cairns – Fiddle / Avram McCagherty – Guitar / Peter Douse – Bass / Matthew Pease – Drums).


Play Reading – The Secret Reading – Free Event

MONDAY, MARCH 11 AT 7:30 PM

FREE EVENT

We’ll be doing a workshop reading of a special play that we have in development. 


Mini Plays – Free Events

WEDNESDAYS + THURSDAYS – 7 PM + 7:15 PM

FRIDAYS – SATURDAYS – 7 PM + 7:20 PM + 7:40 PMF

Miniplays are free 10-minute plays staged in unusual spaces throughout the Belfry. Gather in the lobby prior to the performance times (listed above). Very limited capacity.

Trust Me by Tobin Stokes / Produced by Theatre SKAM
Directed by Matthew Payne / Featuring Jesse Deutscher and Rod Peter Jr

The Bidding War by Kevin Kerr / Produced by Electric Company Theatre
Featuring Jenny Young, George Young, Henry Bolan

The Caregiver by Kevin Kerr / Produced by Electric Company Theatre
Featuring Gabrielle Rose and Carmela Sison

The Lonelies by Sophie Underwood / Directed by Molly McDowell – Powlowski / Starring Emma Newton


Worldplay – Saying Yes + Bones for Otto – PWYC

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 AT 2 PM

Presented by Puente Theatre and hosted by the Belfry, Worldplay is a mini-festival of staged readings within SPARK. Worldplay is an incredible opportunity to hear exciting voices from around the world. A talkback follows each staged reading.

This week’s readings are Saying Yes by Griselda Gambaro (Argentina) + Bones for Otto by Lia Bugnar (Romania) / Directed by Jason Vikse 


New Play Cabaret – Free Event

SUNDAY, MARCH 17 AT 7 PM

Scenes from plays by fourth year students and M.F.A. candidates from UVic’s writing program, acted and directed by UVic theatre students.


Play Reading – In Absentia – Free Event

MONDAY, MARCH 18 AT 7:30 PMF

By Morris Panych. Four seasons after her husband’s disappearance, Colette remains emotionally motionless, isolated in a country cottage, waiting for word, or perhaps even more significantly, a connection. A young stranger in a jean jacket waves to her from the frozen lake—a sign? She emerges to give him her husband’s parka—strangely, the boy has a likeness to Tom. A moving story of vanished love enlivened by Panych’s trademark humour.T


Worldplay – 54 Silhouettes

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 AT 2 PM

Presented by Puente Theatre and hosted by the Belfry, Worldplay is a mini-festival of staged readings within SPARK. Worldplay is an incredible opportunity to hear exciting voices from around the world. A talkback follows each staged reading.

This week’s reading is 54 Silhouettes by Africa Ukoh (Nigeria) / Directed by Taiwo Afolabi