The Ami Project: Plane Jane / Text Ed

Theatre SKAM, in association with Atomic Vaudeville, cordially invites you to the final project in our SKAM Remixed series: The Ami Project, a tribute to SKAM co-founder Amiel Gladstone. (He’s the A in SKAM!)

The final show in our 20th birthday season features two short shows, playing at Bean Around the World January 12 to 16, 2016 at 8pm nightly.

 

The first play of the night, Plane Jane, was in fact, the first play founding Artistic Producer Amiel Gladstone wrote for SKAM (and one of his first plays) The second play, Text Ed, is his latest work. Originally commissioned for young audiences by Vancouver’s Greenthumb Theatre , Text Ed is now in the hands of fully trained alternative theatre professionals.

In the spirit of having other companies revisit our past works in forward-thinking ways, we’re asking Atomic Vaudeville to lead the creative charge. Victoria’s top alternative theatre minds come together to turn a play originally intended for teens into an evening of adult entertainment.

Parody is the highest form of flattery, right Ami?

January 12th, Preview Night, tickets are based on ticket prices from 21 years ago. Only $5.  But, as our new Operations Manager Kate reminds us, we’re sure that won’t stop you from wanting to increase the value of the art after you see the fine performances!  All other nights are $15.

Director: Britt Small

Cast: Sarah Murphy, Matthew Payne*, Jacob Richmond

Stage Manager: Erin Crowley*

Designers: Catherine Hahn, Andy Graffiti

Producers: Kate Wallace, Matthew Payne

*These artists appear with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

A great big thanks to Bean Around the World and their wonderful staff.  Dowell’s Storage for their ongoing yearly support.  The Canada Council, the BC Arts Council, CRD Arts Funding.  All all our patrons from the last 21 years.  Thanks dear fans for coming back time and again.

And thanks to Vancouver’s Greenthumb Theatre, too. Their early development of Text Ed, means you lucky SKAM fans have this unique opportunity!

And, of course, thank you Ami for the first play, and the latest. And thanks for staying out of the rehearsal room this time. It makes it so much easier for us to fix things without the playwright present.