2022 Winter Classes

Play Safe

The pandemic has hit our drama class programs hard. Our capacity, along with our revenue, has been greatly reduced. We know you want safe options when it comes to classes this fall. We work with a vulnerable population, children, many of whom are not old enough to receive the vaccine. Their safety is our number one priority.

With the province introducing guidelines for theatre-goers that require vaccinations, and with the overwhelming majority of current COVID cases among the unvaccinated population in BC* (and elsewhere), our choice is clear.

Theatre SKAM has introduced a mandatory vaccination policy, requiring all our staff, employees, artists and contractors to be vaccinated. This policy includes our school activities. We expect most participants will be pleased to know their instructor is vaccinated against COVID-19. Any folks who happen to be in the building at the same time as a class is running in another space are also vaccinated.

This policy came into effect on September 13, 2021. Winter term classes begin January 24th, 2021, and run for six or eight weeks.

We hope everyone in your household who is eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is vaccinated, or, if they are under the age of 12, that they are registered for vaccination. We ask all those 12 and older to bring proof of vaccination to class. We realize that the cohort ages 5 to 11 are in transition this term. Please provide proof of vaccination or proof of appointment.

To be clear, if folks in your household who are eligible to be vaccinated are not vaccinated, please skip this term at SKAM school.

We ask all children to please wear a non-medical mask when they come to class. With the exception of the very young, most students will wear masks in class. Capacity in most classes is limited to 8-10. The maximum capacity for our classes is 12.

We are going to have a ton of fun this term. We are also going to Play Safe.

If you have any concerns about this policy, please reach out to me. I can be reached at 250-386-7526.

Thank you,

Matthew Payne

Classes for Ages 5 -8

Character Creation (Ages 5 - 8)

Acting and Story Creation for 5-8s is a safe and magical space, where children can use their imaginations to set the stage for story building! In this class, children will learn basic theatre skills and play fun games to warm up their curious minds. They will step into worlds they create collaboratively as a class and the instructor will help shape their vision into an acted story. The creative process is the most important part of the journey but, in the end, your child’s class will have created a fun play that is shared with their families. 

Teaching Artist: Kate Wallace

Location: SKAM Satellite Studio

Date 2022:
January 27 – March 17
Thursdays 3:15 – 4:15  pm 
NOTES: This class runs for 8 weeks.

Price: $220



Classes for Ages 9 – 12

Character Creation (Ages 9 - 12)

In Creating Characters with Chelsea, we will spend 8 weeks creating our very own characters and short scenes. Chelsea will encourage students to use their imagination to generate brand new characters and discover how their characters can interact in short scenes. This will be interspersed with games and activities to keep their curiosity active. We will invent, create, play, and have fun!

Teaching Artist: Chelsea MacEwan

Location: SKAM Satellite Studio

Date 2022:
January 27 –  March 17
Thursdays 4:45 – 6:15  pm
NOTES: This class runs for 8 weeks.

Price: $315



Classes for Ages 12+

Collaborative Theatre 1 (Ages 13 - 18)

Let’s put our writing, acting, and directing skills to the test! Students will develop their writing skills and self-expression through the process of creating and rehearsing their own play. This active and engaging class will be facilitated online and will allow students to exercise their creative muscles from their homes! This class involves improvisation, writing, and collaborative discussion with award-winning director Anna Marie Anderson!

Teaching Artist: Anna Marie Anderson

Location: Online

Date 2022:
February 1  – March 15
Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:00 pm
NOTES: This class runs for 7 weeks.

Price: $275



What’s New for Winter 2022

Character Creation for age groups 5-8 and 9-12!

 A Collaborative Theatre class!

A whole lot of familiar, and some new, faces:
– Check the bios of the teaching artists to see who’s teaching.

      Class Fee Breakdown

      Collaborative Theatre   $275
      Character Creation for 5-8   $220
      Character Creation for 9-12   $315


      Need help paying for a class? Apply to our school fund here or email [email protected].


      Street view of the SKAM office

      Location for Winter Classes

      SKAM Satellite Studio, 849 Fort Street
      Accessibility Information

      Teaching Artist Bios

      Learn more about the artists leading our 2022 Winter Classes


      Get registration support by contacting our School Administrator at [email protected] or calling the SKAM Hotline (250) 386-7526. Any inquires about classes should be sent to the class’ teaching artist, emails are listed with the teacher bios here.

      Registration Tips

      Register online with Credit Card. For all other payments, please contact [email protected] to set up a time to register over the phone.

      **Does a class say “waitlist only”? Just register like you normally would and you’ll be added to the waitlist automatically!