Dear SKAM fans, we haven’t slowed down since our birthday year began. We’ve got major updates on a big range of SKAM projects at various stages of development, so let’s roll them out:
— SKAM has a big presence at the Belfry Theatre’s SPARK Festival this year! March 9 at 7 PM, the fest hosts a reading of SKAM classic Billy Nothin‘ (original SKAM touring production pictured above). It’s a western with more twists than a lasso, and the reading features the talents of Wes Borg, SKAM founding member Sarah Donald, Caitriona Murphy, RJ Peters and David Radford. Then March 11-14 and 18-21, check out a collection of six SKAM-inspired mini-plays from Zopyra Theatre, Impulse Theatre, Charles Ross, Kate Rubin Theatre + Drama, Barbara Poggemiller, and Hateful Spring Productions. Admission to these Belfry events is free to our entire legion of SKAM fans, as our gift to you! (Okay, you got us — they’re free to anyone and everyone, each and all. We’re humbled and flattered by the gesture of including SKAM in the festival, and we can’t wait to see the work it’s inspired.)
— Fashion Machine — SKAM’s one-of-a-kind performance installation where kids make your best outfit better — is currently in training with kids at École Quadra Elementary, Tillicum Community School, Oak & Orca Bioregional School, and Elizabeth Buckley School. We’re teaching kids aged 8-12 about fashion, style, design, sewing, performance and more.
Then we’re heading downtown for a two-night run at the Royal BC Museum! Tickets are available on the museum website. Fashion Machine runs at the Royal BC Museum Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 at 7 PM. Tickets are $10, or $30 for a family pass. Lucky (and brave) audience members can have their clothes remade by the young artists*.
*Volunteers will get their clothes back considerably — and permanently — altered! Don’t worry if you just want to watch; wear a “chicken” sticker (provided) and the kids will keep their hands off.
— Bike Ride will be back in July, on a new schedule and with a new name. Submissions for performing companies are now open!
If you’ve got a ten-minute piece you can’t wait to show off on the Galloping Goose Trail July 10-12, check out the submission form and get your application in by March 15!
— Associate Artistic Producer Max Johnson is heading into a special residency to write a new draft of his play Monopolis — and we hear that it’ll end with a reading open to the public! Keep watching this space for more… and don’t forget to follow our Facebook, Twitter and mailing list!