Canadian sweetheart Theatre SKAM returns to Philadelphia with their international hit Fashion Machine playing at FringeArts from January 23 to 27, 2018. Fashion Machine is a live performance event by Theatre SKAM that features 28 local children and youth remaking select audience member’s outfits in under one hour. Running as part of the International Performing Arts for Youth Conference, the show is part installation, part performance and all fun.Following a week of training from core artists Pamela Bethel, Ingrid Hansen, Matthew Payne, Sarah Pelzer, Pauline Stynes, and Shayna Ward, the kids will circulate among the audience and select 7 lucky, brave patrons (among those wearing “I’m In” stickers – the less brave get chicken stickers) to be taken into the Fashion Machine. Then the action begins.It’s an opportunity to help foster the creativity of the next generation of artists; a new, exciting breed of performance art; and the kind of innovative, entertaining fun that Theatre SKAM does best.If the name SKAM sounds familiar, it may be because the troupe has toured to Philadelphia on three previous occasions. Louis and Dave was a show in a car at the first Philly Fringe in 1997. The company subsequently appeared at the Fringe with Zastrozzi (performed on a loading dock) in 1998 and with The Black Box in 2001.