SNAFU’s work invigorates people of all ages, creating dynamic spaces for young and old to experience art together under new terms. Our creative collaborations connect multi-disciplinary artists in theatre, storytelling, puppetry, dance, live music, circus, and visual art. We create unexpected spectacles in unusual spaces, including bike trails, public washrooms, theatres, art galleries, fields, heritage sites, parking garages, schools and prisons.
Ingrid Hansen is an actor, clown, puppeteer, teacher, and writer and producer. She was raised by gregarious Danish immigrants, is the Co-Artistic Director and co-founder of SNAFU. Ingrid currently splits her time between living in Sydney BC and New York City, where she hangs out with the Cookie Monster.
Kathleen Greenfield is a director, actor, puppeteer, teacher, and writer and producer. In 2013, she joined SNAFU Dance Theatre as Co-Artistic Director. Kathleen is an artistic facilitator at William Head Prison and is the School Administrator for the SKAM School of Performing Arts.
Rod Peter Jr. is an actor and writer. He is the writer and actor of Chase Breyer: Part Time Substitute Teacher, Full Time Canadian Super Spy. This will be his first solo show.
The New Show Summer Tour!
In 2012 The Belfry Theatre commissioned Kitt & Jane: An Interactive Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future, a stand-alone sequel to Little Orange Man. Then, in 2014 and 2018 it toured nationally to sold-out houses. (Victoria Critic’s Choice Best New Play, the Playwright’s Theatre Centre New Play Prize.)
It was in the show, Kitt & Jane that the side character, Chase Breyer was created. A super cool substitute teacher that took the children on a field trip to Goldstream Park.
This year sees the character Chase Breyer getting his own solo show!
Chase Breyer: Part Time Substitute Teacher, Full Time Canadian Super Spy.
Oct 11th 2015. 8 days before the Canadian elections, Agent Poopinmeyer calls in Super Agent Chase Breyer to inform him that fellow agent has gone missing during a mission to uncover a plot to help Stephen Harper win the up coming election. It is now up to Chase to crash the Conservative Party Galla fundraiser, by sky diving in, to find and save fellow Canadian spy, Celine Dion! What follows is the discovery of a Stephen Harper made Death Star powered by the word "sorry", battles with robot spiders, problems with automated sinks, dancing around security lasers and a car chase in a school bus ... oh right did we I mention Chase Breyer is also a Substitute Teacher? All this happens alongside him teaching a class on a school field trip to Goldstream Park! It's James Bond meets Canadian politics. A loving send up of action movies, but on stage. From 3D glasses to an action after credits scene that you'll have to wait for after the clapping ends!
Thus expanding the SNAFU Universe, which already includes the award winning shows, Little Orange Man, Kitt & Jane: An Interactive Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future, and Interstellar Elder!
Why we need your help!
This year, Snafu Dance Theatre was lucky enough to be able to get into the Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver Fringes. But with that comes an entrance fee for each festival up front, as well as poster printing costs, Travel costs, costume and prop costs, and food expenses. This means we have to spend quite a lot of money before we can make any money. And this is where you would come in! With your donations we will be able to print posters and handbills, book flights, pay for gas, and book places to stay whilst on tour.
A Breakdown of costs so far. - Fringe Fees - $3,775 Flyers and Posters - $360 Advertisement - $600 Poster Design - $300 BookKeeping and Promo Fees - $500 Hired Flyer - $750 Travel and Accommodations - $1,533 Props - $150
Total = $7,968
We are hoping to Fundraise $2,500 of that total amount. Enough to cover or Travel, Flyers and Posters, Props, and Bookkeeping and promo fees.
Anything you can donate will greatly help us get Chase Breyer one step closer to a successful summer tour! We thank you for your time and help. If you are unable to donate, please consider sharing our GoFundMe with everyone you know, via word of mouth or social media.