You might be used to pop-up shops, but what about pop-up theatres?
One Victoria-based theatre group has brought that idea to life again this summer.
Theatre SKAM announced the return of its trucked-up-and-ready-for-delivery Pop-Up Theatre for its 2021 season starting June 24th to the end of August.
Loading the stage onto the bed of a truck, the pop-up theatre offers shows that can be shipped to front yards, and other private and public outdoor venues in and around Victoria.
The mobile theatre offers four different programs/shows, each running 15 minutes long at a “pay-what-you-can” donation rate.
“We’re running on a pay what you can system,” says Matthew Payne, artistic and managing producer for Theatre SKAM.
“We have recommended donation amounts, but if you need a show for whatever reason, book it and we’re there.”
Once the truck ‘pops up’ on a 10-meter parking space provided by the bookee, physically-distanced audience members can watch from their lawn chairs, porch stoops and curbside seats.
Theatre Skam said their performances will be delivered by artists Courtney Crawford, Kaelan Bain, Kendra Bidwell, and Yasmin D’Oshun.
Audiences this year will be entertained by plays that are “high-energy, physical, and have a lot of heart,” said director Paula Laroche Humby.
Book a show now through their website here.