November 10 – 26, 2022
Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Guest Director Michelle Rios
Spring Awakening forever changed the definition of what a musical could be, breaking boundaries by exploring the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion.
February 16 – 25, 2023
By Caryl Churchill
Music by Helen Glavin
Director Francis Matheu (MFA Candidate)
Vinegar Tom is a wild mash-up that blends a 17th-century witch hunt with modern musical numbers that cleverly connect this tale to how women’s bodies remain a battleground today.
March 16 – 25, 2023
By Luis Alfaro
Guest Director Carmen Aguirre
“Mojada is unpretentious and entertaining… Not only is the play about crossing borders, but Alfaro knows how to walk that line between thunderous naturalism and absurdist pulp, being as our lives often seem composed of both.” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Special Presentations this year:
DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
September 16 – 18, 2022
Reawakening Language on Stage
Offering workshops, panel discussions, and performances this festival supports artists and Indigenous communities working to invigorate their languages through the medium of theatre with a goal of strengthen the exchange of research-based knowledge and best practices.
Hosted in collaboration with the Hul’q’umi’num’ Language and Culture Society, Hul’q’umi’num’ Language Academy, Simon Fraser University Indigenous Language Program, and Royal Roads University.
October 6 – 15, 2022
An Evening of Performance with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
The Department of Theatre is working with ICA of Greater Victoria to bring you an inspiring evening of multidisciplinary performance that weaves the personal stories of Indigenous, settler, immigrant, and refugee artists.
* Please be advised of some strong language
ADD this special performance to your season subscription this year for only $16.
NOVEMBER 9 – 25, 2023
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
This famed classic by Oscar Wilde remains one of the best loved and most frequently revived comedies. This comic masterpiece of identity, transition and transformation continues to delight audiences, and is here at UVIC for the first time ever!
FEBRUARY 15 – 24, 2024
100 Years of Broadway
Arranged By Neil Berg
Celebrate a century of musical theatre with this live review full of Broadway classics! With songs from Carousel to Cats, Gypsy to Grease and Showboat to Superstar, get ready to revisit the the showtunes you love whilst discovering some all-new favourites and see how the legacy of Broadway has grown.
MARCH 14 – 23, 2024
The HOT L Baltimore
By Lanford Wilson
Winner of multiple awards, this comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson is set in the lobby of the formerly grand Hotel Baltimore, where a community of outcasts make the now-rundown hotel their home, despite a looming eviction crisis and threatened demolition.