Matthew Payne BFA, Theatre Instructor

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Matthew is a founding member of Victoria’s Theatre SKAM and serves as the innovative company’s Artistic Producer. He has acted in numerous roles in SKAM’s 21-year history. He directed Smalltown: A Pickup Musical and wrote and performed in Cariboo Buckaroo. Matthew co-created the show Fashion Machine, where arts professionals train local kids for a performance where they remake select audience members’ outfits. The show now tours internationally.

Matthew trained at Malaspina College and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria. He completed a Directors Masterclass with training from Peter Hinton, Martha Henry and Josette Bushnell-Mingo. He has also studied under Jillian Keily during an Intensive in choral and ensemble work. Previous teaching experience includes classes for Kaleidoscope Performing Arts School, Kate Rubin Theatre and Drama Studio, and several Victoria dance schools.

His work with artsReach allows him to bring aspects of his creation work and elements of shows he has seen at international theatre festivals to children in classrooms. Fun.

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