Allow me to introduce myself as the new Theatre SKAM Administrative Assistant! I am well into my third week here in the SKAM office and am settling in nicely. I’ve cleaned off a desk (Max, where are you going to go?) and am now making a dent into the SKAM subscriber database. We have something very special to send out to all of you, but I’m finding the database a little out of date. Please send me an updated mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get down to the business of licking envelopes and stamps.
A little bit about me before I go.
I am nearly brand new to Victoria. I moved out here in May from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to be with my partner (who is an Island boy born and raised).
In Saskatoon I was primarily a Stage Manager, stage managing for many local companies as part of several Live Five Seasons, as well as working with Persephone Theatre, The Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, The Rosthern Station Arts Centre and Wide Open Theatre. The last few years I have found myself on tour most of the year seeing every high school and elementary school gym in Sakatchewan as far north as La Loche, down south to Weyburn, as far east as Creighton, and even out to Calgary and Edmonton, AB. In the summer’s I would call Jan Lake, SK home and take a break from touring to work in a fishing lodge all summer. I am a prairie girl at heart and will always love enourmous skies and amazing lightning storms and even *gasp* snow.
But in a very short time I have fallen in love with Victoria and all of its opportunities. I was enamoured with Theatre SKAM from the moment I got here and am thrilled at the opportunity to be part of this company. I believe that SKAM will give me the oppurtunity to connect with this amazing community in ways that other organizations may not have. Every day I wonder at the beauty of Victoria and am charmed by all of the people I meet. Arts administration will offer up some new challenges for me but I am looking forward to learning and growing with this extraordinary company.
I may always be a Roughrider fan, but I am looking forward to making Victoria my home.
Can’t wait to meet each and every one of you.