A Brand New Position for Theatre SKAM
We are thrilled to announce we have added the brand new position, Artistic and Community Liaison, to the Theatre SKAM Team. Welcome Hannah! As Artistic and Community Liaison, Hannah works closely with marginalized communities in Victoria, ensuring their representation at Theatre SKAM. Her role includes accessibility, community building, advocating for BIPOC and minority groups, and highlighting diverse representation in our productions.
The Artistic and Community Liaison position is supported by an Early Career Development Grant from BC Arts Council.
Hannah Mariko Bell (She/Her) – Bio
Hannah is a proud fourth generation Japanese Canadian. She is a recent graduate of the University of Victoria’s theatre program (BFA with Distinction, 2019) where she took a comprehensive approach to her theatre education. Her first production, Kansha, was produced as a part of Intrepid Theatre’s YOU Show 2018-2019 season with support from the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and the National Association of Japanese Canadians Young Leader Fund.
Hannah was born and raised in Treaty 7 Territory which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (Calgary, Alberta). As someone with ADHD, she grew up going to a school specialized for students with learning disabilities. Hannah also is a part of the Queer community as she identifies as pansexual. Her intersectional identities allow her to bring the understanding and the nuance needed to advocate for marginalized communities.
Hannah previously worked for Theatre SKAM as a Production Intern (2019), an Assistant to the General Manager (2020) and a Dramaturg (2020).
What Does an Artistic and Community Liaison Do?
If you’d like to know more about this role, find out in the video below!