Shä̀w níthän, gunalchîsh, mahsi’ choo, thank you!
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.
Mauro Family Foundation
David Neufeld & Joy Waters
Patti Flather & Leonard Linklater
Lillian Nakamura Maguire
Bean North Coffee Roasting Co.
Air North, Yukon’s Airline (season partner)
What’s Up Yukon
Casey’s Bed and Breakfast
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