The Other Guys theatre company develops theatrical presentations that reflect the history and culture of our community while supporting the livelihoods of local professional and emerging artists. Created by the team responsible for “Good Timber - Songs and Stories of the Western Logger”, FLOTSAM & JETSAM reunites Ross Desprez and Tobin Stokes as lead creators, collaborating with some of BC’s finest actor/musicians.
The multi-media revue features original music and is presented against a backdrop of both archival and contemporary images of life in BC’s coastal communities.
“The words flotsam and jetsam refer to debris that washes up on our beaches” explains co-creator and the show’s director, Ross Desprez. “Flotsam is wreckage and jetsam refers to material that is thrown overboard. Theatrically, and musically, we’re sharing historical flotsam and jetsam – stories that may have been lost or discarded in the ocean of history”. With song titles like “Boat People”, “Village of Skedans”, “D’Arcy Island”, “Herring”, “Tofino’s Only Bugle Boy”, and “Tugboat Worker Blues”, FLOTSAM & JETSAM illustrates tales from along the entire coast of BC. “Musical junk”, Desprez laughs. “Our coastline is strewn with stories”.
Directed by Desprez with music direction by Stokes, FLOTSAM & JETSAM features four outstanding Victoria-based performers: Rachel Capon, Colleen Eccleston, Kelt Eccleston and Mark Hellman.