Victoria Lamas

  • Festivulve Celebrates the Diversity of the Vulva

    The First Edition of the Francophone Festival Wrapped Up June 10

    It was all about the vulva, in quite literally any shape, form, or colour at the first edition of Festivulve.

  • Theatre Review: “Greasy” Triumphs at the Fringe Festival

    Sexy, Touching and Queer, Glam Gam “Flips ‘Grease’ On Its Head”

    Featuring two female leads, Greasy, a parody of the 1978 musical Grease , is an example of gender diversity⎯the play features characters who express their gender in different ways, creating a space where some underrepresented women are seen and heard on stage.

  • Comedy at the Fringe Festival: “Giant And Angry” Review

    Gillian English Presents Her Feminist Show

    English came to Montreal for the Fringe Festival to present her embodied and personal show. By talking about anger, by being angry, by demanding men to do better, and by occupying the space she deserves, English allowed us audience members to get in touch with our anger too.

  • Theatre Review: “Mid Knight” Debuts at the Montreal Fringe Festival

    A Boy Delves Into a Fantastical Realm to Cope With His Parents’ Divorce

    To cope and make sense of the changes in his life with his parents’ divorce, main character Laurent recounts the events as happening in a fantastical realm.

  • Urban Science Brass Band Launches Their First Album

    They Brought the Party to the Streets

    Urban Science is a project that includes Le Cypher, a weekly live hip-hop jam session on Thursdays, currently held at the Bootlegger l’Authentique on Saint-Laurent Blvd. It has a traditional lineup of drums, bass and guitar.The brass band is another project of the Urban Science family. While the lineup is not set in stone, it is composed of brass instruments, a saxophone, percussionists, dancers, and MCs.

  • Artist Profile: Kay Nau Draws for Representation

    Nau Creates Pieces Unapologetically Showcasing Diverse Love with Their Series: “Kisses”

    “I want my art to mean something to people,” said Nau. “I want people to buy my art because it means something to them, not just because it’s a pretty thing they can hang.” The artist connects with their audience through shared stories and desire for social change. While they only started selling their art a year ago, Nau’s work resonates deeply with the community they are beginning to foster.

  • Montreal Fringe Festival Launches Its 28th Edition

    A Little Fringy Tease: Highlight of Upcoming Shows

    At Club Soda downtown artists and members of the community celebrated the start of this year’s Montreal Fringe Festival on May 28. In both official languages, the 2018 programming features theatre, comedy, puppetry, drag, dance, and exciting performances that resist formal categorisation.

  • Festival Review: Myth Dealing Shows Memories Made Physical

    Artists Present Different Ways of Interpreting Personal Myth for Art Matters Festival

    Art Matters Festival is in full swing, and with it comes the Myth Dealing exhibit. Local artists show the different ways that they’ve made memories and myth physical.

  • Emergent Rappers Refresh the Local Hip-Hop Scene

    Shades Lawrence and Bea da Vinci Brought Us Back Home

    Up and coming hip-hop artist Shades Lawrence debuted their first music video and performed alongside hip-hop artist Bea da Vinci. Here’s our coverage of the video launch event!

  • Festival Review: Lux Magna Brightens Up Montreal’s Art Scene

    The First Edition Inspires and Brightens the Winter Season

    A new festival has arrived in the city of Montreal! Lux Magna had a successful first edition that was jam packed with artists of every background. Here’s a little review of it from us to you!

  • An Ode to Tea

    Like a Warm Hug on a Cold Day

    Unlike my volatile fling with coffee, tea continually permeates my daily life.

  • Concert Review: Val Thomas Emerges From the Cave

    Montreal Indie-Folk Artist Launches Debut EP, Chronicles From the Cave

    Montreal indie-folk artist, Val Thomas put on a show at Divan Orange on Saturday in celebration of the launch of her debut EP.

  • Book Launch: A Dog’s Life Immortalized in Writing

    Eileen Myles Launches their New Book Afterglow (a dog memoir)

    Eileen Myles has just released their latest book, Afterglow (a dog memoir). Last week, they read some excerpts from this work of literature at La Petite Librairie Drawn and Quarterly.

  • Book Reading: Rupi Kaur Gives her Readers a Sense of Purpose

    The Reading of her Latest Collection of Works Doesn’t Disappoint

    After a long hiatus, Rupi Kaur has broken the silence with her latest collection of works, the sun and her flowers. Here’s a review of the reading she did in Montreal.