The Bash is over, and SKAM’s hit the ground of its 20th year running!
This week sees the debut of our first SKAM Remixed project, SKAM Remixed: Ballet Victoria’s Aerwacol! Inspired by Sean Dixon’s stageplay, Paul Destrooper and Ballet Victoria bring a gritty work of outdoor theatre under the roof of contemporary ballet. January 31 at 9 PM and February 1 at 7 PM, at the Metro Studio Theatre. Tickets are available at DanceVictoria.com — or get a SKAM Season Pass and save at TicketRocket.org!
Plus, January 29-31, SKAM is in association with Pi Theatre’s Between the Sheets
, a one-of-a-kind site-specific experience the Globe and Mail
calls “an emotional roller-coaster.” In a real classroom at Richmond Elementary (2780 Richmond Road), you’ll sit in on a parent-teacher interview gone horribly wrong. Showtimes are 8 PM (with a 4 PM matinee January 31). Tickets available at pitheatre.eventbrite.ca
(Note: SKAM and Pi are simply flirting, rather than going steady — so this show is NOT part of the SKAM Season Pass. But we can’t recommend this show enough. Please check it out.)
Theatre SKAM is turning 20, and we’re celebrating with our annual Birthday Bash — and commemorating our adulthood in a new, classy venue.
Dance to live music by Mike Demers & Friends, with special guests The Lonely. Featuring Luxbooth Mobile Studio, nibblies by Zambri’s, live performances, door prizes, silent auction, 50/50 draw, and everybody’s favorite — a cash bar!
Support local theatre — bring your wallet and your friends. Join us at The Atrium (800 Yates St.) Saturday, January 17, at 7 PM. Tickets are $25 and available in advance at Ticket Rocket.
The holidays are a special time for all of us. This year, we wanted to help brighten your spirits in true SKAM fashion. We haven’t been sleeping, no visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads. No, no — we’ve been stirring like not even mice would do, to bring you a special gift. A unique gift. A SKAM gift. The Gift…
It’s been a busy summer for Theatre SKAM. We previewed a play about memory, friendship and the late Joan Mans. We unveiled the Fashion Machine in Pacific Opera Victoria’s Opera Shop. We previewed a full-length play adapted from a piece in a years-past Bike Ride. And yes, speaking of which, we brought another 14 performance companies to the Galloping Goose Trail.
We’ll have more info to share soon about our 20th year celebrations, the shows of the season, and — of course — our annual Birthday Bash. For now, we’re gearing up to disseminate Fashion Machine to schools across the Capital Regional District.
For more about Fashion Machine — especially if you’re an educator — click HERE!
Psst. Hey, you. Are you going to Rifflandia? Wanna see some short, short plays?
Theatre SKAM will be at Royal Athletic Park this weekend, Saturday 12-7 and Sunday 2-6, taking in the festivities and previewing our new portable venue: the SKAM Pop-Up Theatre.
This new performance venue is a seven-by-ten-by-eight-foot space constructed on the back of our Mobile Performance Venue. It’s made from good one-side plywood, sports a little red curtain and a ridiculous large feathered light fixture. And our little trio is pretty tickled to test it out!
We’ll present super short shows of 3 to 7 minutes duration. Performers include:
Bethany Mcelvaine and Jeff Olyarnyk
Solo character/clown work from Morgan Cranny and James Insell
So, if you’re attending Royal Athletic Park, drop by and see some classic scripts from the SKAM archives, Moscow’s top comedian or twisted clowning. Or all three.
The SKAM Pop-Up Theatre is supported by the Greater Victoria Savings & Credit Union Legacy Fund.
With the rousing success of our sixth annual Bike Ride, Theatre SKAM has concluded a four-shows-in-four-months season that took us everywhere from the Metro Studio Theatre and Galloping Goose Trail, to tents in Centennial Square and a domed contraption in the Pacific Opera Scene Shop.
Now the work begins on the season to come. Theatre SKAM is turning 20 in 2015, and the team plans to blow the doors off with premieres, presentations and parties celebrating two decades and beyond.
Stay tuned to the SKAM website — and check out our Facebook / Twitter, and the SKAM Intern Blog — for more info on Fashion Machine dissemination, the biggest Birthday Bash ever, a dip into the Theatre SKAM archives, and more than a few fun surprises.
— The SKAM Team
Photos by Pamela Bethel. Photomontage by Betty-Ann Lampman / Rayola Design.
When: Sunday, July 20 @ 8 PM
(AGM business begins @ 9 PM)
Where: The SKAM Office, 3130 Jutland Road (Top Floor), Victoria, BC
What: Theatre SKAM celebrates the end of a four-shows-in-four-months season with food, drinks for purchase, and the artists and producers of Bike Ride. Plus, you can help us try to break our company record for Shortest Annual General Meeting.
Theatre SKAM’s Bike Ride returns for a 6th annual mobile feast of live performance July 12-13 and 19-20 at Cecelia Ravine Park in Victoria, BC.
For more information, including a list of performing companies from home and abroad, check out the show page!
Advance tickets are available for a reduced price at TicketRocket.org.
Theatre SKAM is so excited to be bringing Fashion Machine back to Victoria! After the success of our preview run last year, we are pleased to present the World Premiere. The training program has begun, and our group of child desginers will soon be ready to make your best outfit even better!
(Poster by Rayola Design; Photomontage by Betty-Ann Lampman.)
Partnering once again with The Makehouse, SKAM will be showcasing this project at the Pacific Opera Victoria Opera Shop from June 6-8. You can find the entrance to the shop at 620 Discovery Street.
Showtimes are as follows:
June 6 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30)
June 7 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30)
June 8 at 2:00pm (doors open at 1:30)
Tickets are $15, $10 for students and seniors, and free to children 12 and under. Available at the door or in advance with TicketRocket.
Runaway is getting ready for Kaleidoscope’s Family Theatre Festival! A play about love, loss, acceptance, and extraterrestrials, this is a show the whole family can enjoy!
May 2 at 6:30
May 3 at 4:30
May 4 at 12:30 and 4:30
Tickets are $10, available on Ticket Rocket.
*Art by Betty Ann Lampman
Written by Mika Laulainen, the show started out at SKAM’s 2012 Bike Ride festival, and this full-length version has been devised in conjunction with Randi Edmundson.