Naked poetry alert! Victoria’s Tongues of Fire return with Poetry in the Raw

Poet Missie Peters on the upcoming Tongues of Fire Fundraiser: Poetry in the Raw

Poetry in the Raw: Poetry in Motion

Poets baring their soul…and a whole lot more

It’s spoken with emotion. It’s spoken in motion. It’s spoken naked.

It’s the fourth annual Poetry in the Raw, Victoria’s award-winning nude poetry show featuring ten poets bravely baring their bodies and their souls as they perform original works of startling intensity.

Poetry in the Raw 2010 combines words and motion, with an all-star line-up including performances from Ingrid Hansen of SNAFU Dance Theatre, members of the Vancouver Slam Team and the Victoria Slam Team as well as body-themed treats by Solstice Cafe and tunes by DJ Dodd.

Poetry in the Raw is a fundraiser to help send the Victoria Slam Team to the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Ottawa. Last year Victoria hosted this prestigious event, bringing over 70 spoken word artists to Victoria. The Victoria Slam Team 2010 is Dave Morris, Megan Ann Ward, Matthew Christopher Davidson, Jeremy Loveday and Stephen Thompson.

Not Your Grandma’s Poetry Productions creates innovative events featuring emerging spoken word artists. In February 2011 Not Your Grandma’s Poetry will produce the Victoria Spoken Word Festival.

Tongues of Fire is a Victoria-based spoken word community. Since 2004 Tongues of Fire has held bi- monthly open mic shows with features at the Solstice Cafe. It supports all forms of spoken word, especially raw.

Poetry in the Raw

Monday, September 27

Doors @ 7:30 PM

Victoria Events Centre, 1415 Broad St

Tickets $15 @ Solstice Cafe, $18 @ the door (18+)

Check out the facebook event:

Vic Fringe Bump – The Big Smoke

Jeremy Banks tells us why we should see his Fringe show


By Ron Fromstein

Comedic Monologue • 65 minutes

PG 14+ • Adult Themes

Door: $11 regular /$9 student & senior • Advance $13/11

Official Fringe Page

The Big Smoke tells the tale of Tommy, as he moves from his teeny town of Wawa to The Big Smoke and realizes that he might not be quite as straight as everyone once thought.

Fringe Extra – Jer’s Theatre Journey


Fri Aug 27, 6:15

Sat Aug 28, 3:30

Sun Aug 29, 7:00

Mon Aug 30, 9:45

Sat Sep 4, 2:15

Sun Sep 5, 7:00

Vic Fringe Bump – Ginger Ninjas

The Ginger Ninjas want you to see their show


Created & Performed by Elliott Loran & Ingrid Hansen, Directed by Britt Small

Physical Theatre • 60 minutes

Tween and Up

All Seats/Door $11 • Advance $13

Official Fringe Page

SNAFU ★★★★ 1/2 Pick-of-The-Fringe “Most Innovative Show”, Victoria’s Critic’s Choice Award “Best Fringe Show 2009”. No one understands kids these days. Especially ginger kids. Frankie and Nubbs live in a Universe all their own … but all that changes when a mystery letter catapults the pair into the journey of a lifetime. “F-ing weird.” Wes Borg, Ginger Comedian


Thu Aug 26, 6:45

Sat Aug 28, 9:15

Sun Aug 29, 5:30

Thu Sep 2, 7:45

Fri Sep 3, 9:30

Sat Sep 4, 9:45

Victoria Fringe Bump: Dave Morris is an Asshole (and you can be one too!)

Dave Morris tells us why we shouldn’t go see his show in the Victoria Fringe


By Dave Morris

Improv Storytelling Spoken-Word • 60 minutes

PG 14+

All Seats/Door $11 • Advance $13

Official Fringe Page

Dave Morris is a storyteller, poet, improviser, and sometimes… an asshole. In this one-man improvised storytelling show, Dave Morris takes suggestions from the audience and weaves them together to create an an inspiring story exploring what it means to be an asshole and how everyone, in their own special way, is one.


Thu Aug 26, 10:00

Sat Aug 28, 8:15

Sun Aug 29, 4:00

Wed Sep 1, 6:30

Sat Sep 4, 11:15

Sun Sep 5, 1:00 pm

Vic Fringe Bump – Public Confessions of a Public Servant

A quick note to all the companies that have been sending me press releases for their upcoming Vancouver Fringe Shows:

With regrets I am unable to offer the free Video Listings promotional section of the site to you this year as I have recently moved from Vancouver to Victoria. However, if you send me a YouTube link to your own video promo for your Fringe show I would be happy to feature it on the site along with the official Fringe promotional copy.

The Video Listings section is of course available to any Victoria-area companies, or companies traveling here for the Fringe starting August 26. Email me at vanstage(at)gmail(dot)com for more information.

It will look a little something like the following. Missie, take it away!

Creator Missie Peters tells us why we should check out

Public Confessions of a Public Servant

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For anyone who has ever suffered the horrors of cubicle life comes Public Confessions of a Public Servant, a brand-new show that combines poetry and theatre to tell the adventures of one young public servant.

“Well, I’ve worked for nine ministries in three years – that’s a record,” said writer and performer Missie Peters. “This show is a combination of real-life stories and poems inspired by my experience as a public servant.”

Directed by Atomic Vaudeville’s Alex Wlasenko, Public Confessions is Peters’ first solo show. Whimsical, irreverent and entertaining, Public Confessions follows Peters as she navigates the bureaucracy and shares her tips on staying sane in government.

Missie Peters is a Victoria-based poet and improviser. She is a two-time Victoria poetry slam champion, a member of Tongues of Fire, one-half of the improvised spoken word duo SpeakEasy and the director of Not Your Grandma’s Poetry Productions.

The Victoria Fringe is an eleven-day, un-juried international theatre festival, featuring over sixty comedy, drama, dance, and spoken word companies from around the world in fifteen downtown venues.

Public Confessions of a Public Servant

Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St

Tickets $11.00 Visa buttons $2.00

Show Times:

Thursday, August 26 6:15pm

Sunday, August 29 4:00pm

Tuesday, August 31 6:15pm

Wednesday, September 1 8:00pm

Friday, September 3 6:15pm

Saturday, September 4, 2:45pm

To find out more about Missie Peters visit

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Audition Notice – Glass City Theatre

Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train

“How many sons of god you know drive a Lexus?”

Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Directed by Angela Konrad

Produced by Glass City Theatre

Presented by Pacific Theatre

Auditions will be held on Monday, August 16th from 10:00am – 5:00pm at Pacific Theatre (12th Ave and Hemlock St, Vancouver, BC) by appointment only. Please prepare a short monologue, not to exceed two minutes. Actors will also be expected to read sides from the play. Callbacks are Tuesday, August 17th at Pacific Theatre. The show will rehearse full-time February 21 – March 11th, and then run March 11th – April 2nd.

This is a NON-UNION, PAID gig.


2 males

1 female


Mary Jane Hanrahan (Female, 25 – 45, any ethnicity) – Feisty, burned-out Irish Catholic attorney

Valdez (Male, 25 – 45) – Viciously authoritarian corrections officer

D’Amico (Male, 25 – 35) – Prison guard


To be considered please submit cover letter, resume and headshot by

e-mail to | Please put in subject line: ‘A’ Train Auditions

Deadline: August 9th, 2010