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Play Study For Actors

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About the workshop

This intensive focusses on the work of making a play. Participants will be cast in A History of Breathing by Daniel Macdonald, and will learn how to prepare deeply for a role, from physical to vocal prep, use of images, making choices, researching, scene work, notating in a script, and acquiring various tools for telling the truth onstage. The workshop will culminate with a limited public reading of A History of Breathing.

When? & Where?

March 29 – April 1, 6-9 pm and April 2-3, 10-4 pm, Yukon Arts Centre Studio, Whitehorse

For whom?

Ages 16 & up. Open to 7 actors and 1 director trainee.

How much?

$75 (Participants for whom the workshop fee is a barrier can identify themselves to Gwaandak Theatre to arrange a flexible payment plan or fee reduction.) Participants also must be Gwaandak Theatre members (cost $5). Advance registration recommended as space is limited.

To register call us at 393-2676 or email us.


We will present a public reading of A History of Breathing by Daniel Macdonald as the culmination of all the work the participants have done during the workshop.

Sunday April 3 at 2pm at the Yukon Arts Centre Studio*.

Two boats float aimlessly on an ocean that conceals the remains of civilization and history. One boat carries a father and daughter, the last survivors of an unspeakable catastrophe; the other carries the only hope for a new beginning. Daniel Macdonald crafts a stunning tale of myth and reality at the end of the world and at its creation.

The play is directed by Yvette Nolan and features actors/participants Carrie Boles,  Maude Carron, Andra Hunter, Doris John, Sally Lutchman, Lea Roy Bernatchez and Nate Wood.

*Enter at the back of the theatre

Admission by donation

Info at 393-2676 or 689-2150

Or email event@gwaandaktheatre.ca

With support of


Yvette Nolan is a playwright, director and dramaturg. Plays include BLADE, Annie Mae’s Movement, Scattering Jake, Alaska, The Unplugging. Directing credits include Nohkom by Michael Greyeyes (Signal), Salt Baby by Falen Johnson (Globe Theatre), Café Daughter by Kenneth T Williams, Justice by Leonard Linklater (Gwaandak Theatre), Marie Clements’ Tombs of the Vanishing Indian (Native Earth), The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (Western Canada Theatre/National Arts Centre), The Only Good Indian… (Turtle Gals). As a dramaturg, she has worked across Canada on projects including In Care by Kenneth T Williams, A Soldier’s Tale by Tara Beagan, Ultrasound by Adam Pottle, A History of Breathing by Daniel Macdonald, She is currently working with French Theatre at the NAC on a spectacle about Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show, with Tawata Productions in Wellington, New Zealand on Waka.Ciimaan/Vaka, and with Raven Spirit Dance in Vancouver on Confluence. She is an Artistic Associate of Signal Theatre.


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