Bike Ride 2013 Call for Submissions

Submission Deadline Extended

Theatre SKAM’s Bike Ride seeks new 10-minute works to be performed outdoors in Victoria, BC on two weekends in July.

Theatre SKAM is seeking submissions of interest from Canadian artists for our upcoming project Bike Ride (July 2013). This live performance event features original 10-minute performances by artists stationed (outside) along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. Performances are repeated over the course of five hours as audiences ride their bikes, in groups of 12, from show to show. SKAM encourages applications from all disciplines as last year’s event featured comedy, drama, storytelling, spoken word, improv and dance.

Up to 12 short works and two or three roving entertainers, who appear at the festival’s central gathering area- the hub, will be programmed. Successful applicants will be paid a fee.

Successful applicants from outsideVictoria will also receive accommodation and travel support.

New for 2013: Theatre SKAM is pleased to offer successful Bike Ride applicants creation support leading up to the 2013 festival. Established theatre artists and companies based in Victoria and Vancouver will provide this support, with mentors and work plans tailored to match each applicant.

Also New for 2013: Theatre SKAM is interested in applications from outside BC, and we look to program two out-of-province companies/ artists. Thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage for their ongoing support of Bike Ride.

Theatre SKAM receives ongoing support from the Capital Regional District and Canada Council.

Of note: Ten productions and/or companies from Bike Ride 2012 found further work through Theatre SKAM via encore presentations or new engagements.

All companies must be available for all four dates of the event.
Bike Ride runs- July 6, 7 and July 13, 14, 2013 (from 3:30pm to 8:30pm)

Please direct submissions and inquiries to Artistic Producer Matthew Payne,


Please include the following information with your one-page submission:

Company name
Contact name
Contact email
Contact phone number
Title of project
Short description of the nature of the project and how the piece interacts with the environment along the Trail. This may include: number of performers, a description of where the work might occur along the trail, where the performers might locate themselves, anticipated production values and requirements. Tell us how you visualize the piece and what it is about. A short company history may be provided if you think we need it.

Deadline for submissions: February 25, 2013
Extended Deadline: March 15, 2013

Notification: March 29, 2013

For more information about Theatre SKAM and Bike Ride, including the unique venue, please visit

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