Nakai Theatre’s 34th
Nakai is devoted to the development of new theatre by Yukon theatre creators and the professional production of these plays for Yukon audiences.
Broken Territorial Tour
Co-production with Ramshackle Theatre
Following the success of our co-production in September 2012, Broken will be taken on the road to Yukon communities. 30-year old William looks back to his childhood struggles of trying to understand how his beloved grandpa – living with Alzheimer’s – has mentally and physically deteriorated. Broken is a one-man show about memory, aging and the bond between a Grandfather and Grandson. Written and performed by Brian Fidler.
24 Hour Playwriting Challenge
October 5-6, 2013 - Edgewater Hotel
A much anticipated opportunity for new and experienced playwrights to begin, refine or complete a new play during 24 hours of sleep deprivation, coffee and inspiration.
24 Hour Playwriting Cabaret
November 9, 2013 - Yukon Inn Fireside Room, 7 pm
At the popular 24 Hour Cabaret, audiences will see scenes created at the recent 24 Hour Playwriting Challenge, and the jury’s decisions will be announced. Prizes for audiences and playwrights!
Pivot Theatre Festival
January 20-26, 2014 - Yukon Arts Centre, Old Fire Hall
Presented with the Yukon Arts Centre
Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Festival, presented with the Yukon Arts Centre, is Whitehorse’s contribution to Western Canada’s theatre festival culture that includes Vancouver’s PuSH Festival, Edmonton’s Canoe Festival and Calgary’s High Performance Rodeo. Pivot encourages audiences to re-evaluate their assumptions about the nature of theatre and to think more critically about their relationship to the stage. Bringing light and illumination to the end of January, Pivot presents new local and national performance. The festival also hosts workshops, forums and other outreach activities open to the public.
Homegrown Theatre Festival
May 6-11, 2014 - The Guild Hall
We offer a venue, technical support, and training to local playrights and they give us a week of new plays, tracts, scenes, monologues and unusual performances! Highly popular with local audiences, this fringe-type festival is a critical step in the development of new plays by local playwrights.
New local scripts by Nakai’s commissioned artists will be workshopped with internationally-known dramaturge D.D. Kugler
Air North, Northwestel, Edgewater Hotel, Yukon News and CKRW
Canada Council for the Arts, Yukon Arts Operating Fund, Lotteries Yukon, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
|Employment Opportunity: General Manager
General Manager (permanent part-time position)
Nakai Theatre, Whitehorse, Yukon
Closing Date: December 31st, 2013
Nakai Theatre is a professional theatre company that focuses on developing artists and their work, in order to produce, co-produce and present high quality theatre for Yukon audiences.
Nakai Theatre Mandate:
- Creates development opportunities for theatre practitioners, including artistic exchange and learning locally, nationally and internationally.
- Produces or co-produces work of relevance to northern audiences and as such contributes to the canon of Canadian theatre for the benefit of local, national and international audiences.
- Operates with a strong organizational structure that ensures the company’s artistic and financial stability.
- Works on audience development to ensure greater understanding and appreciation of theatre.
- Engages in the steps necessary to eventually create a performance venue and a space dedicated to rehearsal and development.
We are seeking a resourceful and dynamic individual to fulfill the position of General Manager. This is a part-time, senior management personnel position, in a two-headed organization. The General Manager and Artistic Director report directly to the Board of Directors on an equal basis. The General Manager, while collaborating closely with the Artistic Director, has responsibility for the financial and administrative management of the Theatre in order to ensure a smooth, efficient theatre operation.
Starting Salary: based on experience (up to$31,000)
- Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Theatre.
- Developing and administering effective office, administrative and accounting procedures.
- Managing staff, marketing, public relations, fundraising, Board of Directors liaisons, front of house, box office and venue negotiations.
- Preparing grant and foundation applications in conjunction with the Artistic Director.
- Preparing, in conjunction with the Artistic Director, the annual, balanced operating budget and season planning documents.
- Minimum of 3 years performing arts administration experience or equivalent.
- Post secondary education.
- Preference will be given to persons with education in performing arts administration.
- Preference will be given to people with a theatre background.
We hope to fill this position by February 1st, 2014.
Applicants are invited to view our website at www.nakaitheatre.com
Please address any enquiries, via the email address provided above, to :
Vice President, Nakai Theatre Board
Chair, Human Resources Committee
President, Nakai Theatre Board