CURRENT SEASON > Shä̀w níthän, gunalchîsh, mahsi’ choo, thank you!

Shä̀w níthän, gunalchîsh, mahsi’ choo, thank you!

July 1st – August 31st 2018

Our sponsors and donors played an invaluable role in helping us to develop and share Indigenous and Northern theatre stories in Gwaandak Theatre’s 17th season, our biggest to date. Shä̀w níthän, gunalchîsh, mahsi’ choo, thank you!

We toured Map of the Land, Map of the Stars – created in the Yukon with an intercultural cast – to both Kitchener’s IMPACT 17 Festival and Vancouver’s Talking Stick Festival. Paradise, our co-production with MT Space, toured to the Chinook Festival in Edmonton and to Sudbury for PlaySmelter. This May we shared The Unplugging by Yvette Nolan, directed by Reneltta Arluk, inspired by the Gwich’in story Two Old Women as told by Velma Wallis, with almost 750 Yukoners in Whitehorse, Dawson City, Old Crow, Mayo and Haines Junction, including with 200 students.

Gwaandak also offered theatre workshops in Playful Playwriting with Vancouver-based dramaturg David Geary, and Lighting & Video Design with acclaimed Quebec lighting designer Bruno Matte. On top of it all, we hired a new General Manager, Jenna Winter, an arts and theatre producer from Ontario, who relocated to Whitehorse in January 2018.

2017-2018 DONORS

Mauro Family Foundation

Duncan Sinclair

Heather LeDuc

Dave Croft

Lisanna Sullivan

Kathryn Westberg

Wren Brian

Nancy Campbell

Majdi Bou-Matar

Natascha Chatterton

Marjolene Gauthier

Melaina Sheldon

Kirsten Madsen

Colette Acheson

Carolyn Harris

Lesley Carberry

Karen Walker

Caleigh Miller

Bruno Bourdache

Keitha Clark

Jodie Thomson

Ruth Hall

David Neufeld & Joy Waters

Pat Shearer

Patti Flather & Leonard Linklater

Ellen Brian

Lillian Nakamura Maguire

Celia MacBride


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