if you can imagine it being performed, do it at HomeGrown

May 6-11, 2014 at The Guild Hall

Nakai Theatre’s 34th
(2013-2014) Season!

Nakai is devoted to the development of new theatre by Yukon theatre creators and the professional production of these plays for Yukon audiences.

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Broken Territorial Tour

Co-production with Ramshackle Theatre

November 2013

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.



June 2014

New local scripts by Nakai’s commissioned artists will be workshopped with internationally-known dramaturge D.D. Kugler


Season Partners:

Air North, Northwestel, Edgewater Hotel, Yukon News and CKRW

Public Supporters:

Canada Council for the Arts, Yukon Arts Operating Fund, Lotteries Yukon, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

On Stage

Play development