Image of the It'll Come to Me poster.

It’ll Come To Me

Written by Christian Martin
Directed by Matthew Payne
Costume Design by Rachel MacAdam
Projection Design by Pedro M. Siqueira
Lighting Design by Logan Swain
Set Design by Logan Swain and Matthew Payne*
Sound Design by Olivia Wheeler
Musical Direction and Composition by Kelby MacNayr

Production Managed by Josef Chung
Stage Managed by Kate Wallace*

Lynnéa Chan
Andrea Lemus
Christian Martin

Kathryn Popham*

Alfons Fear
Kelby MacNayr
David Santana

* The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance•Opera•Theatre Policy.

General Ticket price: $25
Preview Ticket price: $18
Maturity age of 16+ recommended
Runtime: Approximately 90 minutes
Location: SKAM Satellite Studio, 849 Fort Street
Preview Dates: November 18-19
Performance Dates: November 20-28
All of the performances begin at 7:30 pm,
except for Sundays which start at 4:30 pm

The full poster for It'll Come to Me with all credits listed. It shows a cup of Whiskey, half full, against the New York Skyline underneath an overcast sky.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Play Description

Christian Martin’s semi-autobiographical account of his time in New York City kicks off with a goodbye to his old friend Matthew Payne (who is also directing the show), as Christian leaves on a bus with literally $1 in his pocket and a dream in his heart. From there we meet dozens of people who move in and out of his life. This performance will feature Lynnéa Chan, Andrea Lemus, Christian Martin (as himself), and Kathryn Popham. The performance will be underscored by a trio of musicians.


On Wednesday, November 24 and Friday, November 26, there will be a talkback session with playwright Christian Martin (he/him), director Matthew Payne (he/him) and the cast: Lynnéa Chan (she/her), Andrea Lemus (she/her), and Kathryn Popham (she/her). Following the show, there will be a 10-minute break where folks are welcome to use the washroom if they are staying for the talkback. For folks who do not want to attend the talkback, they are welcome to leave at this time. The talkback will last 15 minutes, individuals who have tickets for a different performance date are welcome to join us at SKAM Satellite Studio for the talkback after the performance.


Questions? Contact Francyne at [email protected]!


Ticket Booking Information

When booking tickets with other people, we strongly recommend booking them together in the same transaction or using the same name. This is due to the fact that seating for all performances is limited and if you wish to be seated beside a specific person following the recommendations is the best way to ensure getting seated together.

Please note: Each performance currently has a capacity of 16 and although we may increase capacity to a maximum capacity of 24, it is recommended you book your tickets as soon as possible.

Ticket Cancellation List

Interested in seeing a specific show but it is sold out? Join our cancellation list!

Email Francyne at [email protected] with your preferred performance date and amount of tickets. Upon any refunds or ticket cancellations for your specified performance, you will be contacted with a chance to book your tickets for the show.

What are our COVID-19 Protocols?

Because the Satellite Studio is a smaller enclosed space and the actors are not wearing masks, we require all our audience members to wear a mask. BC vaccine passports will be checked upon entry of each performance, please bring a piece of ID along to confirm your vaccination status. We are also keeping the show nice and intimate by keeping it to an exclusive 16 seats per show night.

Thank you for helping us to create a safe space.

Content Notes and Trigger Warnings

Content Note

  • Swearing/Offensive language (Suitable for 14+), BDSM

Trigger Warnings

  • Substance Abuse/Withdrawal
  • Depictions of seizure
  • Depiction of 9/11 
  • Sexism
  • Cancer
  • Suicide/suicidal ideation
  • Death
  • Simulated Gun Shot (done on a snare drum)
  • Siren sound effects
  • Racial stereotyping
  • Some ableist language
  • Mention of military violence
  • Full warnings for Light and Sound effects TBC
    Accessibility Information

    All performances will take place at the Satelite Studio (849 Fort Street), which is wheelchair accessible. The SKAM studio has 2 gender-neutral washrooms and 1 accessible washroom. There is only one ASL Interpreted Performance, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis (see dates below).

    Please find our accessibility guide for It’ll Come To Me here. For more information about accessibility at SKAM and at our general productions, please visit our accessibility page or email Hannah at [email protected].

    Sunday, November 21 at 4:30 PM

    We currently have a limited amount of tickets for the ASL performance on hold, if you would like to inquire about securing one of these tickets feel free to email Francyne at [email protected]

    ASL Interpreted Performance Description

    Theatre SKAM offers American Sign Language interpreted performances. These performances will include an interpreter, who will stand on the seating level to the audience’s right side of the stage and interpret the audio of the entirety of the performance.

    Where can I find parking, bus stops or bike racks?

    Please find all transportation information in our accessibility guide here.


    Headshot of Lynnéa Chan

    Lynnéa Chan

    Lynnéa (she/her) is a queer, Chinese-Canadian theatre artist, trained vocalist, and theatre graduate of the University of Victoria. Through directing, writing, and performance, Lynnéa hopes to create stories that are provocative, loving, and dedicated to casual diversity. Performance credits include Home Delivery: Pop-Up Theatre (Theatre SKAM), The Children’s Hour (Phoenix Theatre), Ngaii Duk (SATCo), and The Open Gate (Bottled Theatre). Past writing work includes Tides (LEAP), and Almond Eyes (Telling It Bent). Lynnéa spends her spare time baking, making music, and doing needlecraft. She hopes you enjoy the show!

    Headshot of Andrea Lemus.

    Andrea Lemus

    Born and raised in Mexico, Andrea [she/her] had a love for performing arts beginning at a very early age. She graduated from the National Ballet School of Cuba “Fernando Alonso” and later from the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Andrea has been performing with professional theatre companies in Victoria. Andrea is also a faculty member of Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People.

    Some credits include: Twelve Angry Jurors, The Penelopiad, Sweet Charity (Company C), Countess Maritza, Flight (POV), La Sylphide (Ballet Etoile), Mamma Mia (VOS), The Rocky Horror Show, Mind the Gap (Atomic Vaudeville), The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito (Kaleidoscope).

    Headshot of Christian Martin.

    Christian Martin

    Christian [he/him] started work on It’ll Come To Me by a lot of coaxing from Matthew Payne. He’d ask me if he had anything. He replied, “it’ll come to me”. Hence the title of the play. Over time and many changes later, here it is. This version is the director’s cut. It’s a fun version of the play. He’ll be playing himself in the play. His past credits include Zastrozzi starting here in Victoria, (twice, a year apart) and then performing in Philadelphia and New York;  Filthy Rich in Victoria; The Enemy in Victoria; Beat The Sunset in Victoria; Murder By The Book in Vancouver, this was his very first live performance way back in 1990.

    Headshot of Kathryn Popham.

    Kathryn Popham

    Kathryn [she/her] began her career as a founding member of Victoria’s Kaleidoscope Theatre. She was the producer of Erewhon Theatre, a popular theatre for young audiences based in Toronto and came back to co-found Delusional Productions here, which produced three seasons of “Derwin Blanshard’s Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme”, a monthly live theatrical venture that featured a large cast and celebrity guests. With Delusional Productions, she also produced the GREAT BIG SHOW, a large scale new musical, created and performed by adults with developmental disabilities. Kathryn performed with Theatre SKAM in 7eventy 7even, and is delighted to be back on their Satellite stage.


    Christian Martin – Playwright

    Christian [he/him] started work on It’ll Come To Me by a lot of coaxing from Matthew Payne. He’d ask me if he had anything. He replied, “it’ll come to me”. Hence the title of the play. Over time and many changes later, here it is. This version is the director’s cut. It’s a fun version of the play. He’ll be playing himself in the play. His past credits include Zastrozzi starting here in Victoria, (twice, a year apart) and then performing in Philadelphia and New York;  Filthy Rich in Victoria; The Enemy in Victoria; Beat The Sunset in Victoria; Murder By The Book in Vancouver, this was his very first live performance way back in 1990.

    Matthew Payne – Director and Co-Set Designer

    Matthew [he/him] is a founding member of Theatre SKAM (he’s the ‘M’). His work at SKAM has been as a playwright, performer, production manager, and arts administrator. Since graduating from the University of Victoria’s theatre program, Matthew has been producing theatre, performance events, and public programs for audiences of all ages for twenty-plus years, working with a variety of partners and stakeholders.  Past SKAM creations include How To Make Love, He Said/She Sang (with Carolyn Neapole), Cariboo BuckarooJoan, and Shop Talk.

    Logan Swain – Co-Set Designer and Lighting Designer

    Logan [he/him] is passionate about bringing live performance to the stage while helping the work of his fellow artists reach its highest artistic potential. He specializes in Theatrical Production & Design. Logan is an avid outdoorsman with Métis heritage and hails from the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. His creative interests include verbatim theatre, immersive design, and exploring the use of new technology in theatre-making. Logan has a BFA in Theatre from the University of Victoria, where he designed seven productions. He was the Set Designer (with Conor Farrell) for the Phoenix Theatre’s first-ever production of Othello (2019). 

    Pedro M. Siqueira – Video Designer

    Pedro [he/him] is a Brazilian multi-skilled performer, creator, and producer based in Victoria BC. Pedro’s curiosity is the ground from which he leaps into the unknown. He ignites the imagination to illuminate the path to artistic realization. Since his graduation from the Canadian College of Performing Arts in February of 2020, Pedro has been assisting the theatre community in Victoria to find ways to keep developing, producing, and creating during these challenging times. 

    Olivia Wheeler – Sound Designer

    Olivia [she/her] is a mixed-race, Chinese Canadian performance designer, composer, and interdisciplinary creator. She has been involved with productions, workshops, and initiatives across the country with companies such as SNAFU Dance Theatre Society, Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival, Alberta Theatre Projects, Vertigo Theatre, Red Betty Theatre, and the STEPS Initiative. Some of her most recent work include production design for The Fates, End of Term, and Backliners (Theatre SKAM), puppet design for the 2020 and 2021 Halloween Pop-Up Theatre (Theatre SKAM), the research, creation, and design of EVOKE (BFA Project), and the creation of Hey Girl through the conVERGE Residency.

    Rachel MacAdam – Costume Designer

    Rachel [she/her] completed her BFA in theatre with a focus on set and costume design at the University of Victoria. Most recently she costume designed one of the casts for the Phoenix’s live-streamed production Problem Child (2021) During her time at the Phoenix Rachel was able to set design Death by Horoscope (SATCo, 2020) as well as costume and puppet design for Are We All Dead?
    (SATCo, 2019) She has also been able to do set and costume design for two radio plays Hey There, Mr. Moon (SATCo, 2020) and Indulgence (SATCo, 2020).

    Kate Wallace – Stage Manager

    Kate [she/her] is thrilled to return to the rehearsal hall with Theatre SKAM. After graduating the Technical Theatre Program at Ryerson University in 1994, Kate has stage managed many shows at theatres across Canada:  The Tarragon Theatre (Toronto), Sudbury Theatre Centre (Sudbury Ont), Manitoba Theatre Centre,  and in Victoria The Belfry Theatre, The Pacific Opera Victoria and of course, SKAM.  Kate is a mom of 3 and loves teaching kids theatre games and so she also works for ArtsREACH as a drama instructor. Kate is on the Board of The Other Guys Theatre and Story Theatre Company.  Kate is so happy to be back in the black box!