Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Victoria Spoken Word Festival - February 2011

Poster: Bearnicorn graphic - Evan Pine (Metropol) Design - Dave Morris
Shows: Ten poets from across Canada met in Victoria for three intense days of workshops on everything but poetry: improv, dance, beatbox and stand-up comedy. Then they had one day to create and craft a whole new show as an ensemble. The results? Spectacular.

The Videogame Poetry Show: Select Your Character - November 2010

Poster Design: Stuart Maxwell and John
Show: From an overweight and aging Pacman to a lonely sonic and a sympathetic Kirby, this show featured poems from the perspective of videogame characters plus the audience had the opportunity to write haikus themselves and play vintage videogames.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Poetry in the Raw IV - September 2010

Poster Design: Juniper English

Show: Largest cast ever at the fourth annual fundraiser for the Victoria Slam Team featuring Victoria poets and Vancouver poets Johnny McRae and Sasha Langford performing original and cover work in the nude. Hosted by Missie Peters.

Public Confessions of a Public Servant - August 2010

Poster Design: Evan Pine of Metropol

Show: First full-length solo play written and performed by Missie Peters and directed by Alex Wlasenko. This show was a sell-out success at the Victoria Fringe, and has been nominated for an M Award.

Check out the event, reveiws and photos on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138565516180784

Iconocraft - June 2010

Poster Design: Tara of Pen & Aquarius

Show: Multi-disciplinary craft show featuring live performances from local poets and musicians and a live screening of the film Handmade Nation.

The Videogame Poetry Show - February 2010

Poster Design: Stu Maxwell

Show: Over ten spoken word artists from Victoria and Vancouver poets Chris Masson and Jill Binder performed original work inspired by, or from the perspective of a chosen videogame. The show also included local musicians, djs and sketch comedians Loading, Ready, Run.

Keep in Txt - January 2010

Poster Design: Byron Kjeldsen

Show: An improv show exploring life in the Age of the iPhone. This event featured the improvised spoken word duo SpeakEasy, Prettiest Things You've Seen All Night, and Remilio Sheen.

Poetry in the Raw III - September 2009

Poster Design: Kristy Westendorp

Show:Third annual fundraiser for the Victoria Slam Team. This show features a full cast of spoken word artists performing original work in the nude around a theme related to the body.

An Evening with Missie Peters - July 2009

Poster Design: Kristy Westendorp

Show: A full-length solo show featuring original spoken word by Missie Peters. Matthew Christopher Davidson, a member of the 2009 Slam Team, opened the show.

Poetry in the Raw: Covered - September 2008

Poster Design: Kristy Westendorp

Show: Second annual fundraiser for the Victoria Slam Team. This year all performers did two poems, one original piece and one cover poem, hosted by Dave Morris.

Odd Socks - July 2008

Poster Design: Juniper English

Show: Launch of my first chapbook, Odd Socks. Performers included members of the Impromaniacs, and Victoria poets and artists -all themed around the much maligned article of clothing known as the sock.