The new SKAM play Hello, My Name is Matthew Payne will make its debut at the Victoria Fringe Festival August 23-24, 26-27, & September 1-2. Visit the show page for more info!
Fashion Machine, the project Theatre SKAM dreamed up where kids make your best outfit better, continues to develop. SKAM teamed up with Victoria’s Inter-Cultural Association to provide a six-week drama course, which wrapped up in early May. Now that we’ve met the kids of the ICA, SKAM and ICA are taking the project to the next step. Kids between the ages of 10 and 13 will participate in a one-week kamp this summer from August 13 to 17. These junior kampers will meet designers, tailors, and seamstresses, tour local clothing makers’ facilities, and learn the rules of fashion and style. Then they will break all those rules as they redo the outfits of adults brave enough to offer up their favourite clothing. SKAM has a few spots available for kids interested in participating. Young recruits may be in touch with Letitia Annamalai at email@example.com or 250-388-4728 (ext. 123).
Bike Ride was hit with a torrential downpour today. Therefore, Saturday’s performances finished early in the interest of safety.
We hope to see you out tomorrow, for the last day of Bike Ride 2012 — which will hopefully be much drier!
As always, more information about Bike Ride can be found at http://SKAM.ca/bike-ride.
the 4th annual Bike Ride rolls again this June 16, 17 & 23, 24.
Care to assist in making memorable and fun SKAM experiences? Volunteer. Live performance doesn’t make itself and we could really use the help this summer with our one-of-a-kind two-wheeled adventure.
Join us for a short 3-hour shift – box office, concession, bike décor or bike rentals - and earn a free Ride with us.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join our SKAM’tastic team!
Oh yes, and there will be plenty of freezies to keep you the coolest volunteers in the park!
Saturday June 16th
Sunday June 17th
Saturday June 23rd
Sunday June 24th
2:30pm – 5:30pm
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Cecelia Ravine Park
(475 Burnside Rd. East or via the Galloping Goose Trail)
Cycling + live performance art + summer afternoons + freezies
Contact Max Johnson at 250.386.7526 or email@example.com
- Cat Thom
- Determined Illusions
- Head Through Painting
- Paper Street Theatre
- Puente Theatre
- TigerMilk Collective
- Theatre Inconnu
- Salt Frog
- This Is Twisted Theatre
Theatre SKAM is bidding the fondest and tearfulest of farewells to Managing Producer Allison Bottomley.
First of all the mushy stuff. We Love Allison. She has been an integral part of the growth of this company over the last three years. Allison has nurtured, coached, coddled, prodded, pushed, and carried Theatre SKAM, always forward.
Then there is the practical. During her tenure at SKAM we have seen: an increase in CRD funding, the establishing of Operational support from the Canada Council, and the strengthening of relationships with foundations, funders and partners.
There’s more to her legacy: the evolution of the mobile festival that’s best of all- Bike Ride, the improving of the Artistic Producer’s grant writing skills, and the formation of Theatre SKAM’s Vision Statement (snoop around- it’s on this site somewhere).
Allison is a life-long fan of the company. She was a barista in the Grace Bistro coffee shop in 1995 when SKAM did our very first show. She watched us from afar while she worked at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre (She scored the Artistic Producer a job there, and even got him to set up a kissing booth and call it an art project. He hated that.) (No, he didn’t). And now she’s going to be keeping an even closer eye on us from her new position as the Senior Arts Policy and Program Advisor (Theatre) with the BC Arts Council.
We couldn’t be happier for Allison and for the province. Her skill set is strong and she is the right person for this job. We know she’ll shine. BC Theatre makers, you are lucky.
Congratulations Allison. SKAM misses you already.
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Theatre SKAM will appear at The Belfry Theatre’s Spark Festival with a reading of the new play My Memory’s Not So Good by Matthew Payne.
7pm, March 19, 2012, Belfry Theatre 1291 Gladstone Ave.
This work focuses on the life of Joan Mans, legendary Victorian, who passed away Nov 2, 2010, having lived a life packed full of fun and adventure and no regrets. My Memory’s Not So Good features the talents of Ian Case, Matthew Payne, Lynda Raino Jan Wood, and of course, Joan Mans. The finished production will feature 51 people and a disco ball. This is not that finished production. This is a reading, and we think you should be the first to hear this new work.