Inside Theatre SKAM

Each collaborating company received a mysterious artefact in the mail along with a series of directions which will serve as a writing prompt to create their contribution to their installation. This is what Theatre SKAM received…

  • Theatre SKAM gets their package....

About Theatre SKAM Collaborators


Pamela Bethel and Matthew Payne with their son Munro

Matthew Payne

Theatre SKAM’s Artistic Producer Matthew Payne is a graduate of the University of Victoria’s theatre program and has been producing theatre, performance events and public programs to audiences of all ages for twenty-plus years, working with a variety of partners and stakeholders. As a founding member of Theatre SKAM, he has produced many new Canadian works, as well as originated many roles in world premieres by the likes of Sean Dixon and Amiel Gladstone. Matthew represents Theatre SKAM as a co-representative for Region 1 at PACT. He’s the Past-President for IATSE Local 168. As the Artistic Producer for Theatre SKAM, he works with dogged determination to provide professional artists with employment opportunities and to strengthen the Victoria performing arts scene.

Pamela Bethel

Pamela is a multidisciplinary artist focused on theatre making and photography.  She has just returned from a tour in the UK with Theatre SKAM’s Fashion Machine, a hybrid performance/installation piece that allows her to use both of these skills in a unique combination. After completing her theatre training, she worked in stage management at various theatre and opera companies across Canada.  Now she is enjoying playing to her creative strengths as an emerging playwright and director.  She has a B.F.A. in Theatre and a Diploma in Professional Photo-Imaging. 


Come see Theatre SKAM’s installation in ANXIETY, November 24 – December 4.

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