By Mathew Payne



Thank you to all who attended Joan!

Theatre SKAM’s production of Joan ran at The Metro Theatre as part of the Belfry SPARK Festival from March 17 to 26, 2017.

For over thirty years Joan attended arts happenings in the city, finishing most evenings at Swan’s, dancing to live music. In 2007 she entered extended care after she fell and was declared incapable. Actor and playwright Matthew Payne decided he would be her voice. This journey is at the heart of this project.

Matthew Payne
Lynda Raino
Treena Stubel

James Fagan Tait

Sound Design and Composition
Brooke Maxwell

Lighting and Projection Design
Conor Moore

Costume Design
Patricia Reilly

Assistant Costume Design
Pauline Stynes

Choir Direction
Marc Jenkins

Stage Manager
Sandy Cumberland

Production Manager
Shannon Macelli

Photo Credits
Pamela Bethel

Joan has been supported in part through The Collaborations – at Canada’s Nation Arts Centre

Featuring SKAM Studio’s Children Ensemble and Marc Jenkins & The Choir and Friends

SKAM worked closely with Oak Bay Lodge, The Belfry Theatre, and The Banff Centre — Canada’s Creative Leader in Arts and Culture — over the course of its development, including a reading at the Belfry’s SPARK Festival in 2012.

What’s the press been saying about Joan + SKAM?

Monday Magazine | November 2010
The Reality of Life, Matthew Payne

Times Colonist | November 2010
Grandmother of All Fans, Adrian Chamberlain

Previously Joan had a successful preview run at the Metro Studio Theatre from April 18-20 2014.

Theatre SKAM looks forward to bringing Joan to new audiences in the near future!

Preview Team:
Written by Matthew Payne
Directed by Jimmy Tait
Performed by Matthew Payne, Lynda Raino & Jan Wood
Lighting Design by Alyksandra Ackerman
Sound Design and Composition by Brooke Maxwell
Projection Design by Conor Moore
Costume Design by Patricia Reilly
Stage Managed by Erin Crowley