SKAMpede 2022 artist line up

Full Access Guide for the Shows TBA

Breathe in the Beauty: Songs in Nature. Presented by Fear No Opera. Part of SKAMpede 2022

Breathe in the Beauty
Fear No Opera
Tour: Songhees

Show Description

Acapella musical selections encourage you to be present in this moment, free of nagging distractions, soaking in the beauty around you. Begin by noticing your breath. Is it fast, slow, laboured, easy? Begin to breathe with the rhythms and flow of the music; then breathe with the rhythms of nature.

Amy Steggles (she/her) – Performer

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fearnoopera

Content Notes/Trigger Warnings

N/A

someone working on a puppet

Not Enough Sunscreen in the World
SNAFU
Tour: Songhees

Show Description

SNAFU’s past SKAMpede shows have featured stylish business people devolving into dancing geese, giant Sea-squatch puppets rising from the sea to suck out people’s brains, and a Viking and Cavewoman gambling audience members in a life-size game of Wizard’s Chess. Absurd, stylized, physical, and using every surprise the Goose Trail offers – we can’t wait to see you there. “[SNAFU] ​​will forever change the way you see theatre and its possibilities…as each audience member truly feels like an important part of the narrative.” – Montreal Theatre Hub “A true pleasure that I would recommend to anyone who has become a little too familiar with reality.” – The Charlebois Post

Ingrid Hansen (she/her) Lead Artist; Jeni Luther (she/her) Co-Creator/Performer; Other Performer/Musicians, TBC: Ken (he/him), Cory (he/him), Jay (he/him)

https://www.snafudance.com

Instagram and Twitter: @snafudance
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/snafudancetheatre

ARTISTS: @iamingridhansen (lead artist); @thleenered (Kathleen Greenfield, coproducer); @jeniloothair (Jeni Luther, co-creator/performer)

Content Notes/Trigger Warnings

TW: N/A
CN: loud-ish music, people eating snacks, surprises

Accompany Theatre Presents: Deep End A Tale of Friendship

Deep End
Accompany Theatre
Tour: Songhees

Show Description

Accompany Theatre invites you to enjoy Deep End. Jump into this musical exploration of the big questions of friendship, through the small eyes of bugs! Join us for a playful picnic in the sun, and get to know a lovely ladybug, a busy bee, a mean mosquito, a cautious caterpillar, and a sequestered snail.

Chelsea MacEwan (she/her) – Composer/Performer; Alexa Ste. Marie (she/her) – Costume Designer/Performer; Regina Rios (she/her) – Prop Master/Performer; Courtney Crawford (she/her) – Performer; Rose McTavish (they/he/she) – Playwright/Performer

https://accompanytheatre.wixsite.com/accompany

Content Notes/Trigger Warnings

N/A

Cellist and Dancer performing from Tarah Rajah

Environmental Vibrations
Tara Rajah & Kira Radosevic

Tour: Songhees

Show Description

Environmental Vibrations is a community-engaged performance work that relates the idea of the global movement of peoples to the migration of birds. It features a dancer and cellist improvising together within a public space, bringing together different sounds and gestures that represent the journey of leaving and arriving home.The musical improvisation takes as its point of departure the Malaysian (Malacca Portuguese) folk tune Jinkli Nona. The work is composed, choreographed, and performed collaboratively by Kira Radosevic and Tara Rajah

Tara Rajah (she/her) – Cellist; Kira Radosevic  (she/her) – Dancer

https://tararajah.weebly.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kira.radozevic

Content Notes/Trigger Warnings

N/A

atomic vaudeville's three actors holding instruments

Hello Again
Atomic Vaudeville
Tour: Central

Show Description

A musical Clown Crew is sent by the Establishment to manifest laughter and weave magic into the populace. They encourage an audience participant to sit on the throne, learn about who they are, make up stories, songs and misunderstand them. A ludicrous and consequential encounter.

Kathleen Greenfield (she/they) – Performer/Producer; Pedro Siquiera (he/him) – Performer/Producer; David P. Smith (he/him) – Performer; Britt Small (she/her) – Director/Producer; Angela Kostiniuk (she/her) – Performer; Loreto Espinoza (she/her) – Performer

www.atomicvaudeville.com

Content Notes/Trigger Warnings

N/A

Articulate by Embrace Arts

articulate
Embrace Arts Foundation
Tour: Central

Show Description

articulate is a dance piece exploring the central theme that “Play is an important form of communication.” It is a series of structured improvisations based on a different childhood games like hide and seek and hopscotch. articulate is truly a celebration of the original electronic music score created by a team of three youth composers, and Embrace’s Director of Music programming, Erin Koop.

Claire Bruce (She/Her) – Performer & Co-Creator; Erin Koop (She/Her) – Musical Director & Co-Creator; Max Lumsden (He/Him) – Performer & Co-Creator; Tiffany Tjosvold (She/Her) – Performer & Co-Creator

www.embracearts.org
Instagram: @embraceartsf
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceArtsFoundation

Content Notes/Trigger Warnings

N/A

to be them/to be us by traverse arts.

to be them/to be us
Traverse Arts Theatre
Tour: Central

Show Description

to be them/to be us is a collectively created devised performance which dives into themes of community, scarcity, care, shame, displacement, joy, and fear in the context of the lives of Southern Resident Killer Whales, and their relationship to us above water. to be them/to be us draws intrinsic links between the human and the more-than-human and explores the effects of a destructive and unsustainable culture on us all, and the kinds of connection that give purpose, meaning and hope in a world of degrading seas and declining salmon.

Corina Fischer (she/they) – Director; Alida Kelly (she/her) – Ensemble; Cathryn Klincans (she/they) – Ensemble; Michelle Watt (she/her) – Ensemble; Sadie Dufour (she/her) – Ensemble; Sarah Shepherd (any pronouns) – Ensemble.

Instagram @traverseartstheatre
Facebook: Traverse Arts Theatre

Content Notes/Trigger Warnings

N/A

Katie Cassady crouching on a field in the sun. They're wearing a costume.

funky fungi
Katie Cassady
Tour: Central

Show Description

funky fungi is a contemporary dance duet focussed on interpreting and expressing the existence of fungi, focussing on mycelia networks and mushrooms. Through song and dance, we take an imaginative and fun journey into how mycelia and mushrooms might emote or express joy, exploring how the co-existence and collaboration of many species is necessary to create and sustain life cycles.

Katie Cassady (she/her) – Choreographer/performer; Juolin Lee (she/her) – Performer.

https://katiecassady.space/
Instagram: @katie__cassady (there are two underscores)
Facebook: Katie Cassady

Content Notes/Trigger Warnings

N/A

A group of people in neon clothes dancing on a montreal stoop.

Our beautiful failures
Baobab — Création multidisciplinaire
Tour: Selkirk

Show Description

Our beautiful failures is a project between performing art installation, dance and flash mob, gathering ten performers and questioning our relationship to the over-mediated and ubiquitous pop culture. How do we approach pop culture in our daily lives? To what extent does it permeate everything we eat, live and feel? What real effect does it have on us? In addition to acting as a gravitational field seeking to standardize our desires, it also has a powerful unifying effect. Is it possible to resist this bulldozer of joy, to deny our desires and to resist our most primary desires? How can we not give in to the celebration, to the desire to gather under the same banner, that of collective adrenaline? Can celebration become a tool to deny the urgency of our lives?

Thomas Duret (he/him) – Chorerographer; Performers – TBC.

https://baobabcreation1.wixsite.com/website
Teaser : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SELfZYjeBcI

Content Notes/Trigger Warnings

N/A

Bias presented by Extended Space Theatre

BIAS
Extended Space Theatre
Tour: Selkirk

Show Description

Is there a reason every story needs to be told? Casey thinks so. And she’ll make sure it’s told correctly. From the creators of GRASP, BIAS is a comedic and heartwarming depiction of the bisexual experience. Through a movement and theatre hybrid, Jordan, Eden, and Casey reflect on the intricacies of sexual identity and the assumption we inherit. Maybe we’re all more similar than we realize.

Ella Daly (she/her) – Performer; Emily Duke (she/her) – Performer; Sammy Forest (he/him) – Performer; Danica Charlie (she/they) – Director/Stage Manager.

Instagram – @extendedspacetheatre
Facebook – Extended Space Theatre

Content Notes/Trigger Warnings

CN: Explicit Language
TW: N/A

Two young people holding puppet and smiling. They are outdoors.

“When Everything Goes To Hell, I’ll Meet You At Our Spot”
Reverse Puppet Productions
Tour: Selkirk

Show Description

At the end of the world, two ex-best friends both instinctively go back to their favourite childhood “spot” Both refusing to leave, they are forced to either reconcile their differences and work past the arguments that fractured their relationship, or to stay mad and be alone at the end.

Maya Kara (she/her) – Actor/Director; Ruby Dawn Wallace (she/her) Actor/Director/Writer

Content Notes/Trigger Warnings

TW: Discussion of topics including death
CN: Some language; Some yelling