Pop-Up Director

Paula Humby

Paula [She/Her] is a bilingual theatre artist with a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta who has recently relocated to Victoria. Selected acting credits to include: Mr. Burns, a Post-Apocalyptic Play (You are Here Theatre), Skirts on Fire (Teatro la Quindicina), Hamlet and a Comedy of Errors (Freewill Shakespeare Festival), Bone Wars (Punctuate Theatre) and a Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary). Paula is also a playwright. In 2019, her play Élise Contre l’Extinction Totale was performed at over 70 schools as a part of L’Unithéâtre’s interprovincial tour. She has co-created works for several site-specific festivals including SKAMpede, Found Fest and the CITF in Monthey, Switzerland. Paula was making her directing debut with Martine à la Plage at l’Unithéâtre when the pandemic hit. Since then, she has worked on a variety of online projects including the Citadel’s Stuck in the House Series and co-creating the Home Suite for the Found Festival with her husband Ben Stevens. Paula is itching to get back to it, and is so grateful for this opportunity to create theatre with some excellent collaborators this summer! 

Emerging Artists 

Courtney Crawford

Courtney [She/Her] is a theatre artist originally from Kimberley BC. She graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts ‘Company C’ Studio Ensemble in February of 2020 and absolutely adores musical theatre. She believes that theatre is one of the greatest teaching tools and loves to bring fun, laughter and heart to all of her work. As well as acting on stage, Courtney also finds joy in stage managing and had the privilege of working with Keith Barker on Yvette Nolan’s The Birds (CCPA.) Her most recent credits include Clara Johnson in The Light in the Piazza (CCPA) and Doris in Unity 1918 (CCPA.)

Kaelan Bain

Kaelan [He/Him] is an actor and writer, born in the Bahamas and raised in the Turks and Caicos Islands. He migrated to Canada in 2016, first to Alberta where he lived in a small rural town performing in music festivals, before moving to British Colombia for university. This upcoming school year will be his last as a performance student in the Department of Theatre, at the University of Victoria.

Kendra Bidwell

Kendra [She/Her] is a Company C graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, BC. Since graduation, she has had the privilege to stage-manage, portray Disney princesses with Enchanted Fables, tour with Jubilations Dinner Theatre playing Peggy Sue in Buddy Holly’s Happy Days, and perform in Legends of Horror at Casa Loma in Toronto. Most recently she has been teaching dance and art to children at the McTavish Academy of Art. Kendra is thrilled to be back with Theatre SKAM for another summer season of home-delivery theatre aboard Bob the truck!

Yasmin D’Oshun

Born and raised in Brazil, Yasmin [She/Her] has been actively involved in the performing arts community since moving to Canada in 2014. She is currently a student at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, going into her 2nd year in the program, where she just finished performing the musical Urinetown as Hope (Understudy)/Tiny Tom. She is extremely passionate about creating unique, provocative art and expanding diversity and representation in the industry by breaking casting stereotypes. She feels extremely blessed to be creating and spreading the joy of theatre with SKAM this summer! Catch us on the truck!