With an historic federal election just around the corner, the folks at Theatre Skam have rounded up a group of highly talented writers, actors and comedians to make you laugh, think and then vote.
Join Theatre SKAM for Wrecking Ball Victoria #2, featuring the work of funnyman emcee Wes Borg, writers Sean Dixon, Janet Munsil, Jacob Richmond and Marcus Youssef (Vancouver) alongside Milly Mumford, Matthew Payne, Theodore Sherman, Kelly Hudson and Morgan Cranny. This increadible pool of local talent have created short and poignant plays about hot topic election issues, the candidates and their policies.
“We’re trying to put a little more politics in theatre and inspire less dramam in politics,” says Theatre SKAM’s Artistic Producer, Matthew Payne. “The focus is to entertain people and get them to think a little about their choices before the vote.”
All plays were writen last week. “This is really fresh, exciting stuff,” says Payne.
Wrecking Ball is a national event which originated in Toronto in 2004. Balls are held in multiple cities across the country and are linked together by video feed or similar technology.
“This is a chance for artists to take a closer look of our choices and poke fun, and in some cases poke holes and get us to think. When you look at all the parties, it’s interesting to see who has arts and culture as part of their platform,” Payne says.