24 Hour Playwriting 2014

 

 

Nakai Theatre Invites You to Participate

24 Hour Playwriting Challenge 2014

Nov. 8/9

 

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.

 

 

Click here for the 2014 Registration Form

 

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 Nakais office, #5 Whitepass Train Station

Cost: $75 in-town participants, $40 out-of-town participants

Prizes: Many!


Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

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

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.

 


Homegrown Festival

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.



Playlab

June 2015

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.

 


Commissions

Throughout 2014-15

A playwright commissioned by Nakai has the opportunity to explore, focus and refine their script over numerous years, while accessing other Nakai developmental tools.



Dramaturgy

Throughout 2014-15

Scripts from non-commissioned playwrights have ongoing access to dramaturgy with Nakai’s Artistic Director, David Skelton.



Playwright Retreat & Reading

TBA

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.


 


Season Partners

  • NorthwesTel
  • Northern Vision Development
  • Yukon News
  • Air North

Public Supporters

  • 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

Season Partners

 

NorthwesTel

Northern Vision Development

Yukon News

Air North

 

 

 

 

 

Public Supporters

 

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

SEASON PARTNERS

PUBLIC SUPORTERS