"[Intson's] play basically “won the 2019 Fringe”, getting awards for the best new play, and the highest box office gross. Her company was comprised of emerging female artists, breaking into the professional world. For my money, Camille is the real deal, someone who is articulate, with some real insight into the art of live performance."
- Brian Morton, View Magazine
View Magazine: The Best Of 2019 On Stage
"Dead Poets Society, but make it "women and more queer."
That's how Hamilton native Camille Intson describes her award-winning play from the Hamilton Fringe Festival. This past weekend marked the end of the 12-day festival of plays, musicals, comedies and more. It also marked the moment that We All Got Lost won Best in Fringe — the award for the most attended show at the festival."
- Christine Rankin, CBC News
CBC News: Hamilton artist wins Best in Fringe in record-setting festival
"We All Got Lost is billed as a coming of age tale, and follows a group of Northern Ontario Catholic schoolgirls attempting to navigate, as best as they can, the rigors of school, adolescence, family, and identity. They turn to each other, and to the woods where they start spinning tales among the trees. Play acting like girls, yet grappling with ever more mature and troubling issues, the act of their storytelling itself symbolizes the uneasy transitions they are each trying to make in their lives. Ethereal and atmospheric, the production values, including lighting and sound, are excellent."
- Allison M. Jones, View Magazine
View Magazine: Hamilton Fringe Reviews 2019
COVER FEATURE - View Magazine (July 4-10 2019)
"I first encountered her writing, as part of the HamilTEN Festival last year. Her play, Road, about four strangers on a GO train, who share their innermost thoughts with an audience, was full of clever imagery and frank honesty. Although a short play, it dealt with large themes, such as love and loss, and was, I felt, so beautifully written, to the point of it being poetry. She is a wonderfully prolific writer, with ten completed plays to date.
She explained to me that of, “All the mediums in which I work, contribute to the same expressions — of desire, of melancholia, of love, of longing to be other — whose final form is nonverbal. Everything bleeds into everything. I am in constant conversation with myself.”
“There is something so present, so immediate, about live theatre that is practically endangered in our digitally driven world. When I was a kid, I was read to every night before bed. Now most of my acts of reading exist in silence — I read a novel or a book of poetry or theory to myself. I read a text, and I text back. Communication is so fickle now. Theatre is one of the mediums that allow us to be read to. And we need that. It’s vital.”
“I love Sarah Ruhl’s plays. I have a flair for the surreal. Speaking locally, I also love the work of Jordan Tannahill, Erin Shields, Daniel MacIvor, and The Independent Aunties. But, I am influenced by anyone, who has ever said anything about anything. Novelists, poets, philosophers, scientists, behaviourists, friends, family members, weird strangers at the bar. We’re all a part of the same canon. My influences are infinite.”
- Brian Morton, View Magazine
View Magazine: Camille Intson - We All Got Lost
"Dundas playwright Camille Intson's We All Got Lost has won the New Play Contest at the 2019 Hamilton Fringe Festival.
We All Got Lost, presented by Pink Pantheon Projects (facebook.com/pinkpantheon), is a coming-of-age play about "girlhood and its myths, and the stories we choose to tell or re-tell," says Intson.
- WhatsOn, Dundas Star News
Dundas Star News: "Dundas Writer Camille Intson Wins Fringe Festival New Play Contest."
"Camille Intson is a graduating English and Theatre and Performance Studies student, a musician, a multidisciplinary aritst and writer.
She served as the 2018-19 Student Writer-in-Residence at Western. Under her stage name, camie, she recently released Sharp Teeth, her debut album. The record is available through iTunes and Apple Music and she is currently selling physical CDs.
Intson recently stopped by the Western News office, playing an acoustic set of three new songs.
- Adela Talbot, Western News
Western News: "Intson takes new album to 'Westminster' stage"
"The multi-disciplinary energy of camie's life lends itself to her work; her simple chords and spell-binding lyics speak to universal truths that resonate long after the song has paused."
C: "As human beings, it's easy to get pent up in the instrumental fashions of our consciousness and not connect to the elemental things that are around us... I am reminded, metaphorically, of the wild when I think about mental states and the way that we dip in and out of feelings, emotions, intuitions, and passions. The wild is always changing and becoming and yet self-sustaining. It's always sort of something other than itself. That's an age-old connection, but it feeds a lot of writers."
- Jennifer Hillhouse, London Fuse
London Fuse: "Local Folk Artist camie On Her Debut Album"
"Four years ago, Camille Intson didn't consider herself a writer. She had a "poetic sensibility, but no refinement." But more than anything, she wanted to write.
It was a busy summer for Intson. She performed a show with her theatre company called The Last 48, selling out the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and earning four-star reviews from the CBC; she designed soundscapes that mimicked artificial intelligence and participated in TENT, the Toronto Fringe’s immersive summer program for emerging theatre producers and spent time in Stratford as Theatre Ontario’s Youth Scholarship recipient."
- Adela Talbot, Western News
Western News: "Intson brings passion for arts to student writer role."
"Imagine NBC's The Office meets George Orwell's 1984. That's a good starting point for the premise of The Last 48, a dark comedy written by Camille Intson and co-directed by Raffie Rosenberg and Wolseley's Simon Miron.
The story, which takes the stage at Rachel Browne Theatre as part of this year’s Winnipeg Fringe Festival, tells the tale of five ambitious associates who are forced to compete for spots at a top ad agency."
- Aileen Goos-Berard, CanStar Community News
The Last 48, ArtLaunch Theatre Company
"Chaos theory meets romantic dramedy in this delightful and poignant two-hander played out by four actors.
Beautifully acted and staged. Shea Reed and Bennett are adorably awkward as two 20-somethings getting to know, and falling for, each other."
Marty and Joel and the Edge of Chaos, Alumnae Theatre
"Her positive attitude extends to her advice for aspiring artists: 'Don't put people on pedestals. Learn from everything you read and write, even if you hate it. You can learn something from everybody,' she says."
- Vivian Cheng, The Western Gazette
The Western Gazette: "Camille Intson: playwright extraordinaire"
"It somehow seems appropriate that a piece called Road is garnering attention for a young playwright...
Camille Intson's 10-minute play about four strangers alone on a train is being curated and produced for the Newmarket National Ten-Minute Play Festival... 24 [scripts] were selected [nationally] for production. Road is also being featured in a festival titled About Love, in Vancouver. Eight plays were chosen among 250 submissions from nine countries."
- Debra Downey, Hamilton News
Hamilton News/Dundas Star: 'Dundas playwright Camille Intson's work showcased across Canada."
"Intson, who recently premiered her Best of Fringe-winning play We All Got Lost at the Westdale Theatre, is attempting the project as a fascinatingly form-bending artistic experiment; one that also investigates the role of theatre as an art form in the social media age."
- Michael Kras, Urbanicity.
Urbanicity: "Hamilton artist debuts a trio of experimental Instagram plays."
"There is masterful physical creation as the cast forms tableaux, set pieces, and various fantasy characters. There are too many beautiful ensemble moments and it is an absolutely captivating group performance. It was difficult to look away from the stage as you are afraid to miss a moment... You would be hard-pressed to find a more professional looking show here at the Fringe this year."
"We are shown here a piece of theatre that sets itself apart. It is a tragic and daring look at storytelling and how, as much as we crave the fantasy, we are still forced to deal with the realities of life. I cannot recommend this enough. Make it fit into your Fringing schedule. It will take your breath away."
- Amanda Cosby-Nesbitt, Steel City Girl Reviews
Steel City Girl Reviews: We All Got Lost
"Notapom Productions' Hamilton Fringe Festival Podcast. In this episode we talk with this year’s winner of the New Play Contest, Camille Intson, writer and director of We All Got Lost on at The Westdale Theatre."
- Carissa Kaye & David Rundle, Notapomcast/Notapom Prod.
Notapomcast: Fringe S2, ep.2 - "We All Got Lost"
"I speak with Camille Intson of Pink Pantheon Projects, the 22-year-old writer and director whose 2019 Fringe offering, We All Got Lost, won the Fringe's best new production award. We discuss Intson's writing process and the play's central themes, including the exploration of sexuality within the context of Christianity, the power of storytelling as liberation, and myths and archetypes surrounding girlhood."
- Olivia Fava, 93.3 CFMU-FM MorningFile
93.3 CFMU-FM Morningfile: "We All Got Lost (Fringe 2019)"
"The exhibit was an intimate, eclectic, and fractured portrait of the city of London. One piece's description in the gallery would reference another, prompting you to find it. There was no linear progression to the objects in the space; the scavenger hunt created an invisible web the viewer had to weave in order to piece together her story.
As the narrative slowly came together, it gave the feeling of having stepped into Intson's shoes. From moving away from home to questioning her sexuality, the observer uncovered them slowly, almost as if watching her life progress as a ghostly observer.
"I think my body is as much of an object as anything else in that room," Intson said, explaining her reasoning for adding herself into the exhibit as a form sitting on a plinth."
- Aidan Curran, The Western Gazette
The Western Gazette: "Objects: London presents an intimate view..."
CBC NEWS MANITOBA
"The workplace sitcom gets a high-concept spin in The Last 48 — a hilarious new comedy from Winnipeg's ArtLaunch Theatre Company.
While it might sound more like Orwell's 1984 than NBC's Parks and Recreation, this production makes comedy gold out of it's pseudo-dystopic premise. The jokes fly fast and nearly all land, as do a handful of perfectly executed music cues. And don't even get me started on the unexpected sexual tension between two characters in particular. Swoon.
These co-workers are no doubt funnier and more foul mouthed than your own — and the actors do a commendable job with a tight, and very funny, script. Come for the high-concept premise, stay for the crack comedic timing."
- Andrew Friesen, CBC News Manitoba
The Last 48, ArtLaunch Theatre Company
"Camille Intson's one-act play is preoccupied with exploring relationships between past and present, stasis and progression, time and perception, memory and identity."
"Sparse, often fragmentary lines of dialogue move quickly between Joel and Marty and mark seamless exchanges linking their past to their present. Throughout, the audience is challenged to try and relate what it hears and sees to a traditional, linear narrative, all the while wondering about larger questions the play raises concerning the inscrutability of time, the uncertainty of human relationships, and how those concerns inform and interact with each other in powerful ways."
- Michael Fox & Jamie Johnston, 2018 Lillian Kroll Prize Judges
Marty and Joel and the Edge of Chaos
"Already a published poet, ex-harpist, and Hamilton Music Award-winning singer/songwriter, Intson, 20, is now an accomplished playwright whose works have been produced across the country. She was recently named the winner of a National Playwriting Contest for a show she wrote and developed at the Grand Theatre in London."
- Adela Talbot, Western News
Western News: "Playwright takes to stages across the country."
THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
"It's a bit like if the detention in The Breakfast Club just kept going until it curdled into the hell-is-other-people existential nightmare of Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit. Friendship can be dangerous when the line between intimacy and inspiration becomes blurred."
"Steve Morrow, Jillian Willems, Wes Rambo, and Elena Howard-Scott are uniformly excellent, each one mining truth in a tight script by Camille Intson."
"There is enough wordplay, irony, and allusion here to reward multiple viewings."
"Crisply directed at a nimble pace by Raffie Rosenberg, not a moment is wasted, not a motion unnecessary."
"Even the multiple cameras, laptops and screens are integral to the story as well as to the staging of it."
- Ben Wiebe, The Winnipeg Free Press
The Stock, ArtLaunch Theatre Company