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VIU’s Theatre Department presents A Good Person

October 24, 2022

WHAT: A Good Person by Ross Desprez – a play by VIU’s Theatre Department WHEN:  October 27 to November 5 WHERE: VIU’s Malaspina Theatre (Building 310), Nanaimo campus Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Theatre Department presents A Good Person by Ross Desprez, which is a comedic adaptation of Brecht’s The Good Women of Szechwan. In A Good Person, God comes to Earth in search of one good person... Read more


Six VIU students practice a scene onstage at Malaspina Theatre.

VIU’s Theatre Department Presents an Adaptation of Durrenmatt’s Play – The Visitor

February 22, 2022

WHAT: The Visitor – a play by VIU’s Theatre Department WHEN: March 2-5 at 7:30 pm WHERE: VIU’s Malaspina Theatre (Building 310) What would you do for a billion dollars? Can ridiculous amounts of money buy the scruples of an entire population? Join Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Theatre Department to explore these questions and more in the new adaptation of Friedrich Durrenmatt’s classic... Read more


Dr. Jennifer Griffiths smiles while crossing her arms.

Colloquium Series Shines Light on the Importance of Arts and Humanities in Today’s World

September 21, 2021

Lectures return to the stage at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre this fall. Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Arts and Humanities Colloquium Series returns this fall with an engaging lineup that explores women’s contributions within the avant-garde movement, gender roles and expectations of strong female characters and how the T. Eaton Company’s marketing strategies commodified youth culture. The... Read more


Zombies and Shakespeare Collide in VIU Theatre Department's Spring Play

March 3, 2020

Theatre Department presents William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead as its spring production, which opens March 5. To be, or not to be … a zombie? Zombies shuffle through the streets of medieval London as historical characters deal with their own human schemes and woes while trying to avoid becoming one of the undead during the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Theatre Department’s production of ... Read more


VIU Satyr Players Club Presents Six Shows During One-Act Play Festival

January 20, 2020

Student theatre club premieres never before seen plays during annual festival. The Satyr Players one-act play festival runs the gambit of emotions this year, offering satirical comedy, high-energy slapstick and some serious moments. “There is something for everyone in this year’s one acts. All the plays are very different,” says Ariel Pretty, President of VIU’s Satyr Players Theatre Club. “We... Read more


Events

Feb
10
When: Friday, Feb 10, 2023, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

The famous Bach Chaconne for solo violin is a monumental piece of music. This presentation will give some background about the piece and the various nuances, interpretations, and performance practices that musicians consider when playing/performing the piece. It will also discuss some of the difficulties and intrinsic technical details that make this piece particularly difficult to pull off, as...


Mar
02
When: Thursday, Mar 2, 2023, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Repeats every week every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Mar 11 2023. Also includes Wed Mar 08 2023.
Nanaimo Campus

A dramatic comedy into the world of fantasy role-playing games, SHE KILLS MONSTERS tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she embarks on an adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge.In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s...


Mar
03
When: Thursday, Mar 2, 2023, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Repeats every week every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Mar 11 2023. Also includes Wed Mar 08 2023.
Nanaimo Campus

A dramatic comedy into the world of fantasy role-playing games, SHE KILLS MONSTERS tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she embarks on an adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge.In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s...


Mar
04
When: Thursday, Mar 2, 2023, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Repeats every week every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Mar 11 2023. Also includes Wed Mar 08 2023.
Nanaimo Campus

A dramatic comedy into the world of fantasy role-playing games, SHE KILLS MONSTERS tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she embarks on an adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge.In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s...


Mar
08
When: Thursday, Mar 2, 2023, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Repeats every week every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Mar 11 2023. Also includes Wed Mar 08 2023.
Nanaimo Campus

A dramatic comedy into the world of fantasy role-playing games, SHE KILLS MONSTERS tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she embarks on an adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge.In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s...


Mar
09
When: Thursday, Mar 9, 2023, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

A dramatic comedy into the world of fantasy role-playing games, SHE KILLS MONSTERS tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she embarks on an adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge.In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s...


Mar
09
When: Thursday, Mar 2, 2023, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Repeats every week every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Mar 11 2023. Also includes Wed Mar 08 2023.
Nanaimo Campus

A dramatic comedy into the world of fantasy role-playing games, SHE KILLS MONSTERS tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she embarks on an adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge.In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s...


Mar
10
When: Friday, Mar 10, 2023, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

What does it mean to hold some space for queerness in the classroom? Join Marni for a very personal journey through her life in education from queer student to queer teacher. Lots of lessons learned; happily imperfectly.Marni Stanley has taught both English and Women’s Studies at three universities and has been at Vancouver Island University since 1994.


Mar
10
When: Thursday, Mar 2, 2023, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Repeats every week every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Mar 11 2023. Also includes Wed Mar 08 2023.
Nanaimo Campus

A dramatic comedy into the world of fantasy role-playing games, SHE KILLS MONSTERS tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she embarks on an adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge.In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s...


Mar
11
When: Thursday, Mar 2, 2023, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Repeats every week every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Mar 11 2023. Also includes Wed Mar 08 2023.
Nanaimo Campus

A dramatic comedy into the world of fantasy role-playing games, SHE KILLS MONSTERS tells the story of Agnes Evans as she comes to terms with the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When she finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she embarks on an adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge.In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s...