Nakai Theatre Invites You to Participate
24 Hour Playwriting Challenge 2014
Reputed to be Canada’s First Ever 24 Hour Playwriting Challenge!!
This year at the Gold Rush Inn
Comedy! Tragedy! Melodrama! Horror!
And that’s just the atmosphere in the Gold Rush Hotel lobby! Get ready for an adrenaline-pumped, caffeine-infused and sleep-deprived 24 Hours with writers from Whitehorse and beyond.
Don’t miss this opportunity to personally test
the link between creativity and sleep deprivation.
The Challenge is for anyone who has ever wanted to try their hand at playwriting. Whether beginning with just an inkling of an idea or equipped with a full blown script awaiting a final tweak, all are invited to immerse themselves in the Challenge.
Who: You and your laptop
When: Nov. 8/14 - Nov. 9/14 1:00 pm- 1:00 pm
Where: Best Western Gold Rush Inn, 411 Main Street
How: Registration forms on-line or pick up at Nakai’s office, #5 Whitepass Train Station
Cost: $75 in-town participants, $40 out-of-town participants
Nakai is devoted to the development of new theatre by Yukon theatre creators and the professional production of these plays for Yukon audiences.
Nakai Theatre Season 35 (2014/2015)
24 Hour Challenge
November 8-9, 2014
Best Western Gold Rush Inn
Over 24 hours, emerging and experienced Yukon playwrights will begin writing new scripts or refining scripts that have never been produced. The 24 Hour Challenge will be an opportunity for inexperienced playwrights to take their first step and experienced playwrights to begin or develop their new work.
24 Hour Cabaret
December 4, 2014
High Country Inn
At the 24-Hour Cabaret audiences see new work from playwrights who participated in the 24 Hour Challenge. Playwrights receive public feedback in a supportive atmosphere. Dramaturgy is available to playwrights before and after the Cabaret to discuss how their new script can develop.
The Pivot Theatre Festival
Co-presented by Nakai Theatre and the Yukon Arts Centre
January 17 -25, 2015, Yukon Arts Centre, Old Fire Hall, Site specific.
Bringing light to the dark of January, the Pivot Festival is an anticipated part of Whitehorse’s theatre calendar showcasing developing local theatre alongside high profile national and international performance. The Pivot Festival is part of an established western Canadian touring loop that includes Calgary’s High Performance Rodeo, Edmonton’s Canoe Festival and Vancouver’s Push Festival. Other public Pivot events include talkbacks, artist forums, readings, workshops and receptions.
Guild Hall, May 26-30, 2015
Over 5 days, in an exciting ‘fringe’ setting, audiences can see approximately 15 original shows created by emerging and experienced Yukon theatre artists.
At the week-long Playlab, internationally respected dramaturge, director and academic DD Kugler and Nakai’s Artistic Director will dramaturge commissioned scripts and other outstanding new local scripts.
A playwright commissioned by Nakai has the opportunity to explore, focus and refine their script over numerous years, while accessing other Nakai developmental tools.
Scripts from non-commissioned playwrights have ongoing access to dramaturgy with Nakai’s Artistic Director, David Skelton.
Playwright Retreat & Reading
Over a week, local playwright Hazel Venzon will work on her new script at the Ted Harrison Artist Retreat.
After a week of writing at the Ted Harrison Artists Retreat, Hazel will read from her new script.
- Northern Vision Development
- Yukon News
- Air North
- Canada Council for the Arts
- Department of Canadian Heritage
- City of Whitehorse
- Yukon Arts Operating Funds, Department of Tourism and Culture, Mike Nixon, Minister,
- and with support from the Yukon Lottery Commission