Kirsten Van Ritzen
These pages list a whole lot of stuff about her career, mostly written in the third person - updated monthly.
Spring book events included the Winnipeg launch of THE COMEDY DIVA DIARIES; Kirsten read from her book and her play ALL MY DAY JOBS (published in ONE FOR THE ROAD) at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg, and in B.C. at the Juan de Fuca library, the WINTERLAB PLAYWRIGHTS CABARET and at LEACOCK, THURBER, LEARD Storytheatre Fundraiser.SHE KILLS ME TV series is in post-production. http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/television/tv-series-shot-in-victoria-gives-female-comics-a-boost-1.70233
Kirsten filmed a principal role on the TV Docu-drama DARK WATERS OF CRIME.
She performed in SIN CITY; taught comedy classes, and Audition Technique for PFMA.
Kirsten Van Ritzen
8pm Tuesdays to May 28. SIN CITY THE LIVE IMPROVISED SERIAL continues! All the fun takes place in the fictional UK seaside resort of BEDLAM-BY- SEA. 'Fawlty Towers' meets 'Coronation Street' in this improvised comedy with a continuing narrative. Kirsten acts and is producer/co-creator. Victoria Event Centre 1415 Broad Street $15/12 www.sincityimprov.com
8pm Wed. May 1 RATFISH COMEDY SELECT Guest host of standup show. Ramada Lounge 123 Gorge Road $5
Saturday, May 4 - private event
8pm Sunday, May 5 SINK Of MAYO COMEDY Hosting standup show at Moka House 1633 Hillside $5
7:30pm Wed. May 8 DIVERSION 5 Guest performance in this comedy variety fundraiser to benefit the Victoria Multicultural Society. Victoria Event Centre $15 door/$10 advance
8pm Monday, June 10 CHORUS/LINE 8: JERRY HERMANN Songs by the famed Broadway composer are performed in this evening of musical theatre produced by Gotta Getta Gimmick. Belfry Studio $16 www.gggarts.org
8pm Sunday, June 23 COMEDY SHOW Kirsten hosts a night of standup at Heckler's. Ramada 123 Gorge Road. $5
"think Carol Burnett with sex appeal.”
“an outstanding performance”
“dances and sings up a storm”
“a voice that would have sent Ethel Merman considering a career change”
“vamps with the best of them”
“as though Marlene Dietrich had come back to life”
“Van Ritzen can improvise a compelling scene with nothing but a broomstick”
“an effervescent performance”
“extraordinary comic repartee”
"wealth of talent"
"dazzling to watch"
“Kirsten Van Ritzen is superb”