Written and Performed by Keara Barnes
Directed by Melissa Oei
TravelTheatrics toured to critical acclaim across Western Canada from 2017-2019, and was one of three plays nationwide selected for the 2019 Suncor Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work. It was also handpicked from the 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival for a 2020 Mainstage run at Western Edge Theatre in Nanaimo.
A storytelling show featuring six true tales from across the globe, from the Mountains of Malaysia to the Medinas in Morocco.
Tales of Tigers. of Ghosts. of Romance. of Dangerous drives, of Fairies and Family.
A solo show featuring 18 characters.
★★★★★ THE MARTLET, 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival
★★★★1/2 MONDAY MAG, 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival
★★★★ CHECK THE PROGRAM, 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival
“Like a great vacation, I never wanted the show to end. Barnes is as astonishing a solo performer as they come, and her zest for life is contagious. She’ll transport you on a rollicking ride across continents without ever leaving the theatre” (Two Cents & Two Pence)
“Barnes find magic in the world” (Winnipeg Free Press)
“Barnes populates the stage with colourfully realized characters and shifts between them with impressive plasticity. Her timing is impeccable and sets the rhythm for the whole performance. Miraculously, Barnes has the capacity to use every moment of adversity, every trial passed, and every perceived failure as fuel for her passion to perform. And, somewhere in the performance, that passion becomes our own. Her laughter is contagious; her courage is catching.” (The Martlet)
“An Exceptional Actor” (Winnipeg Fringe Exchange)
“Here she is, alive and lively and loving life, a consummate performer who engages her audiences, entertains them and makes them care.” (Monday Magazine)
“Keara Barnes has a stage presence like none I have ever seen” (The Marble Victoria)
“Blending a dynamic physical performance with strong characterizations, Barnes cleverly infuses the show with the power of storytelling and her own theatrical background.” (Check the program)
“A splendid storytelling/theatrical adventure, cleverly bookended, and the cheapest world tour you’re ever gonna get” (The Visitorium)
“Barnes is a very charismatic performer, a terrifically engaging storyteller and I expect we will see and hear more from her” (Jo Ledingham)
“Barnes is a charming performer. She skilfully enlivens her characters and shows a strong facility for accents. Traveltheatrics is well structured, beautifully written, and well performed.” (CBC)
“She is one vivacious young woman and a born storyteller” (The Calgary Herald)
“She has used her travels and her many interactions as fuel to inform her acting – it shows in her every gesture, inflection and breath” (Two Cents & Two Pence)
“Barnes has you in the palm of her hand the minute she opens her mouth” (Jenna Shumoogum)
IN THE MEDIA
Vancouver Co-Op Radio: The Storytelling Show