2013 ARTSWELLS LINE UP COMING SOON!!!!
14th Annual One Minute Play Festival
The ArtsWells Festival is proud to present the 14th Annual International One Minute Play Festival – Sponsored by MLA Bob Simpson. There is a cash prize of $75 for first place entry, $50 for second and $25 for third. All are welcome to enter this perennial favourite festival event, as long as your performance is one minute or less! Hosted by Paul Crawford, the man with “Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!” all entrants perform their piece in front of the audience and a panel of judges. Sign up at the IMA Gallery or enter at the event. You can also enter in the category of One Minute Excuses as to why you can’t enter a play. The subject matter and manner of the play or excuse itself is entirely open to personal interpretation.
Sunday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Upstairs Hall
”Corin Raymond puts the low in loneliness and the high in high-dee-ho.” A man on-stage, telling a story. This play has been getting rave reviews across the country, at every Fringe Festival Corin Raymond goes to. Line up early to get in.
Friday 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM Sunset Theatre
Sunday 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Sunset Theatre
Gogo Bonkers is an eco-friendly, outside-the-box songwriting duo who have recently expanded their creative horizons to include live musical theatre as well as a series of YouTube webisodes that feature characters from their live show. Adults and kids alike love their performance.
BluStaff’s Forest Adventure – Saturday 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Outdoor Stage
Save the Sea – Saturday 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM Tempest Stage
Sunday 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Outdoor Stage Sunday 9:40 PM – 10:25 PM Downstairs Hall
Improv Ad Nauseum
One of the most popular improv skit comedy troupes in BC.
Unafraid to cut to the chase, “Improv Ad Nauseum” goes where other shows don’t even dare and then usually takes things a step further! Taking suggestions from the audience, the “Improv Ad Nauseum” team creates an incredible tapestry of cultural hallucinations, full of ‘oh-no-you-didn’t’ moments and witty comebacks, always bonkers and never stale. By the end of their two-act declaration of war you’ll be tickled to the point of exhaustion.
Saturday 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Sunset Theatre
Improv Workshop – Saturday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Dance Studio
Monday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Bear’s Paw
What happened to Shakes peare’s immortal mythic-man-beast after the Tempest? Come and explore the darkly comic difficulties encountered by Kaliban, as the half-human immortal struggles to fit in with an ever-changing, perpetually-shifting contemporary society.
Written and performed by Wells’ Andrew Hamilton.
Sunday 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Sunset Theatre
Monday 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Sunset Theatre
Magical Jesaja brings an hour-long magical performance with acts ranging from juggling to card, silk, and fire magic. You and your kids will be amazed by this young wizard. Chinese linking rings, fiber optics rope magic, dancing butterflies, Zombie ball levitation, and surprises!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (at dusk) Outside the Town Hall
Mind of a Snail
A shadow puppet duo from the West Coast of B.C. Since 2003, Jessica Gabriel and Chloé Ziner have been developing a multilayered style of visual storytelling using overhead projectors as their main light source. Their performances combine originally crafted puppets, music, masks, recycled waste, and eclectic experiments in lighting and timing. Their “Compost-Modern” approach explores the interconnectedness between what is natural, what is artificial, and where everything blurs in between. Mind blowing, visual show not to be missed. www.mindofasnail.org
Saturday 7:45 PM – 8:30 PM Sunset Theatre Sunday 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Sunset Theatre Shadowjam
Sunday 11:30 PM – 12:15 AM St. George Stage
Paper Cut Pony Productions
PaperCut Pony Productions presents Pookie Pookie the Strange and her immaculate astral child. Come, pay a penny to see your unlived lives shivering in the seeing sticks! Savour the songs of the divining sporks! Heed her sacred yodels and behold as she unfolds your untold tails like spilling snails from the spout of a teapot.
PaperCut Pony brings together the talents of Janet Walker, a performance artist, storyteller, designer, and musician from Victoria B.C; Ruairi Gallagher, an acrobatic musician from Melbourne, Australia; and the firey-eyed Maya Herzog, a clown artist of multi-dimensional talents. Roaming all weekend long
Potato Dreams, an original play from Williams Lake. Isabella returns to the house after being away for over forty years. She shares the story of her life while living at the Potato House and brings to life her dreams and imaginary friends for all to enjoy. Made possible by the Cariboo Regional District, City of Williams Lake, and the Central Cariboo Arts and Cultural Society.
Saturday 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM Sunset Theatre
Shadowjam! with Mind of a Snail
Shadowjam is a fully participatory workshop/ritual playtime event where everyone present is a performer and everyone is the audience. It’s a magical blend of improvised musical jam, in-the-moment shadow puppetry, and spontaneous storytelling. Bring instruments! Bring your crafting fingers! Bring interesting translucent objects! Bring a flashlight! Bring spontaneity and presence! Together we will build puppets and channel our shared dream. A show for everyone!
Sunday 11:30 PM – 12:15 PM St. George
Barkerville’s Chinese Arts & Music Performance
Beautiful performance of classical Chinese art and music in Barkerville. There is an extra fee on top of the ArtsWells Pass. Not to miss. Runs Monday-Friday at 7:00 PM through September. Adult tickets are $15, Seniors and Youth – $12, Children – $8. Tickets are available at the Barkerville Reception Centre.
Weekdays (including Friday and Monday of the festival weekend) 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Barkerville
Theatre Royal in Barkerville
Daily Shows! Extra fee on top of your ArtsWells Pass