SKAM YOUNG COMPANY

The next generation of theatre creatives.

 

CompaSKAM Young Company is for students ages 13+ who demonstrate a higher theatre skill level, commitment and ability to collaborate, and a desire to act!

This class builds upon the framework of past classes or drama experience, giving students an experience to work and perform in a collaborative and professional setting.

Together, the group creates and performs works they have written themselves, while having fun with fellow drama lovers.

From monologue work to dialogue work, the students will be asked to deeply explore the characters they have created.

SYC participants hav unique chances to perform their creations live, depending on the time of year their class is. For instance, the summer SYC team gets to perform at the SKAMpede Festival on the Galloping Goose! Our late summer/fall SYC group often gets to perform their play at Fringe Festival, or put on their own ticketed production. See below to find their upcoming shows.

 

*PLEASE NOTE* Registration is now closed for SYC.

SKAM Young Company Team

Anna Marie Anderson – Director

Director

Anna Marie [she/her] is a UVIC Theatre Graduate. She is the director of Victoria Fringe Productions Summer Bucket List (2019 Best Original New Work, Best Drama) and The Fitting Room (2018 Overall Favourite Show, Bravest Show). She often works with plays that deal with themes such as social justice, coming of age and mental health. In all of her work, she aims to lift the voices of young adults and empower both the artists and the audience. She is thrilled to be working with SKAM and can’t wait to work with the imaginations of the artists involved with SKAMpede and SYC show in August.

Olivia Wheeler – Designer

Designer

Olivia [she/her] is a mixed-race, Chinese Canadian performance designer, composer and interdisciplinary creator.  The recent graduate holds a BFA in Theatre with a minor in Music from the University of Victoria and focused on performance design, technical theatre, music composition and music technology during her studies. She has been working with Theatre SKAM since 2019 on various projects, including sound designer for It’ll Come to Me, co-producer for SKAMpede 2020, production designer for Backliners, and lead artist and puppet design for the Pop-Up Theatre’s Halloween Shows 2020. Some of her work outside of SKAM includes the sound design and music direction on multiple productions in Victoria, the design and creation of her own immersive installation EVOKE, and receiving puppetry mentorship through the conVERGE Residency with Puente Theatre and Intrepid Theatre.

Riley Schaffner – Stage Manager

Stage Manager

Riley [they/them] is currently working on their Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Theatre at UVIC. They will be starting their fifth year there this September. Riley was first introduced to the production and management side of theatre in their first year at UVIC and has since been a part of the stage managing teams of multiple productions at the Phoenix including 7 Stories and Comic Potential. As a stage manager, their goal is to bring compassion into the rehearsal room and uplift and empower the voices of the cast and crew. Riley is thrilled to be working with SKAM this summer as a part of both SKAMpede and the SYC production in August. 

2021 SKAM Young Company Shows

Here’s what’s happening this summer with SYC!

 

August 25 – Early September
SYC Presents

The Fates

Written by Ellery Rose Lamm
Directed by Anna Marie Anderson
Designed by Olivia Wheeler
Stage Manager: Riley Schaffner

“On the evening before the start of a new school year, Inez, Lottie, and Nell arrive separately to a party at a lake cabin, each with their own desires for a fresh start.

When the girls are drawn to a dock on the lake and all witness something slightly mystical, eerie and unexplainable, they begin to wonder if they have a real opportunity to each change one aspect of their pasts, and in turn alter their futures.

Over the course of the evening, we dive into the girls’ pasts, unearth the secrets they’re keeping, and come to realize that their lives aren’t what they appear to be on the surface.”

The Fates will be presented by SYC in August, 2021.
More information to come!

Poster for upcoming SYC Show “The Fates”, the poster depicts a dock extending into the water.
July 16-18
SYC Presents

End of Term

Written by Nicholas Guerreiro
Directed by Anna Marie Anderson
Designed by Olivia Wheeler
Stage Manager: Riley Schaffner

“In the year 2070, four young students stage a play set fifty years ago. By staging today’s problems reflected in the funhouse mirror of tomorrow, End of Term explores important questions about what it means to be good in an age of mass selfishness.”

End of Term was presented by SYC at the 2021 SKAMpede Festival – click below to find out more about the event!