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The 11th Annual Victorious Voices Festival is Monday, April 6th – Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Monday, April 6th

Victorious Voices Semi-Finals

7PM, doors at 6:30PM @ Venue: Roxy Theatre, 2657 Quadra St, Victoria, BC

Kicking off the festival this year’s semis features all teams from across the south island as they battle for finals stage. We have more teams than ever this year, catch as many bouts as you can handle! It all kicks off at 7PM.

$10 for adults, $5 for students, free for registered poets and coaches.

Tuesday, April 7th

Victorious Voices Semi-Finals Contin and Alumni Showcase feat. Angelica “ANGELIQUOI?” Poversky

7PM, doors at 6:30PM @ Venue: Roxy Theatre, 2657 Quadra St, Victoria, BC

Over the last 10 years we have had many amazing poets come up through Victorious Voices. On Tuesday, April 7th, we will showcase some of these awesome poets in our alumni showcase. The line-up includes past Victorious Voices and Hullabaloo Champions, Vic Slam team members, Youth Poet Laureates and poets who’ve gone on to make a big impact in the local spoken word community.

Featuring:

Hannah Berry

Maita Cienska

Elliot Scott-Bigsby

Aziza Moquia

and maybe more!

About our stellar feature:

Angelica “ANGELIQUOI?” Poversky (they/them) is a poet, clown, and a genre/ gender fluid artist. Angelica spread their spoken word sorcery on international stages with rabbis, clowns, politicians, the United Nations, TEDx and Shane Koyzcan. Angelica has been known to summon ghosts back to life, as they unearth truths about diaspora, lineage, sexuality, consent, gender and forgiveness. We are very excited to see what they bring to the Victorious Voices stage!

$10 for adults, $5 for students, free for registered poets and coaches.

Wednesday, April 8th

Victorious Voices Finals

7PM, doors at 6:30PM @ Venue: Roxy Theatre, 2657 Quadra St, Victoria, BC

THIS IS IT. The top 4 teams from semis compete for the championship title. With feature performances by Janice Jo Lee and this year’s Alumni of Honour Logan Simonson, it will be an evening you won’t want to miss. 

$10 for adults, $5 for students at the door (cash only), free for registered poets and coaches.

About Janice Jo Lee

Janice Jo Lee (she/her), aka Sing Hey, is a folk artist of Korean ancestry from Kitchener, on Haldimand Tract treaty territory. She is a folk soul singer-songwriter, spoken word poet, playwright-actor, and educator. She is passionate about building flourishing communities based in justice and joy through art. On stage Janice is known for being disarmingly hilarious, off-the-cuff and fearlessly honest. She is a hard femme, queer, radical, comedian, truth-teller and trickster.

Currently Janice organizes with Groundings, a movement to raise up BIPOC poets under the mentorship of Lillian Allen. She is a Co-Chair of SpeakNORTH, working to reinvision the national spoken word community. She was the founding artistic director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Poetry Slam and created its first Spoken Word Residency program for emerging professionals in 2018. Her one-woman musical satire Will You Be My Friend made its Toronto debut at Theatre Passe Muraille in 2018 (NNNN Now Magazine, 3 of 4 Stars, The Star) In Waterloo Region, she was voted Best Performance Artist four years running from 2016 to 2019. She is working on her upcoming albums Ancestor Song, Lonely is the Lullaby, and a new bouffon musical satire about the climate apocalypse.

Check back soon for workshop details!