Content notes are used to describe the type of content that might upset audience members and find distressing e.g., blood or nudity.
Trigger warnings are used to prevent exposing audience members with past trauma to something that might incite a physical and/or mental reaction e.g., sexual violence. These warnings are also used for audience members who have medical conditions that can cause physical reactions.
This document is a guide for Theatre SKAM audience members at SKAMpede to understand the accessibility measures being taken at this year’s SKAMpede festival. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Hannah Mariko Bell (She/Her) at email@example.com.
American Sign Language interpreted performances are offered on one SKAMpede Festival tour each SKAMpede Festival. The interpreter will stand on the seating level to audience right side of the stage.
ASL performances are brought to you by Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
ASL Interpreted Performance Dates for the 2020/21 Season:
SKAMpede ASL Interpreted Tours
Cecelia Ravine Tour – Saturday, July 17th, 2:20 PM
Central Tour – Saturday, July 17th, 4:30 PM
Harbour Downtown Tour – Sunday, July 18th, 2:20 PM
Songhees Tour – Sunday, July 18th, 4:30 PM
In the past, VocalEye has provided described tours at SKAMpede.
Described Performance Dates for the 2020/21 Season:
– There are currently no described performances at the moment –
Relaxed performances are designed for audience members who may benefit from a less restricted audience environment. This can include those with intellectual or learning disabilities, sensory processing conditions, autism, social anxiety, Alzheimer’s, PTSD or dementia. A relaxed performance has some overall changes including:
Some changes to the overall environment may include:
- The designation of a “Quiet Space” for those people who feel overwhelmed
- Leaving house lighting dimly lit in the theatre so it is not completely dark while the show is on
- Additional staff and support team members to provide assistance
Some changes made to the performance may include:
- Limiting the number of abrupt shifts in sound, lighting or effects
- Removal or limiting of any pyrotechnics
- Changes to how close the actors get to the audience
Relaxed performances are coming soon to SKAM Productions.
Relaxed Performance Dates for the 2020/21 Season:
– There are currently no relaxed performances at the moment –
Notice of Temporary Disruption
– There are currently no disruptions known to date –
If the facilities or services usually used by people with disabilities is disrupted at a performance (what would this include?), Theatre SKAM will make all reasonable efforts to provide patrons with notice.
- Notices will be posted on the show’s website page and our Facebook page
- If due to an unexpected disruption, advance notice may not be possible. In such cases, we will provide on-site signage.
SKAM School of Performing Arts
SKAM Summer Camps will be a nut-free space.
Theatre SKAM’s Satellite Studio headquarters, home to some of our School of Performing Arts classes and shows, is wheelchair accessible with accessible gender-neutral washrooms.
When planning shows outside of the studio, we take into account the needs of wheelchair users.
If you have questions or feedback about accessibility at Theatre SKAM, please contact Hannah Mariko Bell.
As the Artistic and Community Liaison, Hannah is committed to working closely with marginalized communities in Victoria to ensure that they are represented with Theatre SKAM.