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Yukon Voices: Call for Applications

Winter 2019

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Photo: Yukon Voices Reading, Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, World Theatre Day 2017

Playwriting/Writing for Performance Circle

Call for Applications | Winter 2019

This mentored group is for Indigenous and northern artists who are passionate about writing for performance. The emphasis is on development of first drafts and/or revised scripts in a supportive, focused, stimulating workshop environment. This professional development opportunity is open to motivated creators with plays and performances in development, including playwrights, storytellers, writers, dancers, musicians and artists from other genres. Yukon Voices is based in Whitehorse but welcomes other participants via Skype.

6 bi-weekly evening sessions, spring 2019 (Tuesday or Wednesday evenings), plus 1-day weekend writing intensive and public sharing of works-in-progress.

Participants (up to 8) will develop and hone their skills through discussion, storytelling and writing exercises, careful reading of each other’s scripts and constructive critiques. Sessions will explore questions of character, plot, dialogue, structure and style in a hands-on approach, as we delve together into each participant’s new work. Yukon Voices is facilitated by Patti Flather, Gwaandak Theatre’s Artistic Director and an award-winning playwright, and Siku Allooloo, Gwaandak Theatre’s Artistic Producer.

$75, payable on acceptance. Writers for whom the program fee is a barrier can identify themselves to Gwaandak Theatre to arrange a flexible payment plan or fee reduction.

 DEADLINE: All applications must be received by Sunday January 20, midnight. (EXTENDED)


– COVER LETTER OR EMAIL including your creative goals for Yukon Voices, your contact information, and a 250-word artist bio.

– RECENT WRITING/CREATION SAMPLE. This may be for your current project or a previous one. Maximum 5 pages or 5 minutes. Please indicate if you would like materials returned.

– WRITING FORMAT: 12-point font. Writing must be double-spaced, or with spaces between character dialogue and stage directions. Pages numbered, with the name of the writing sample in the footer. Digital copies in PDF or Word doc format, with Yukon Voices and the author’s first initial, last name as the file title (e.g. YukonVoices_name_writing.pdf)

– VIDEO or AUDIO files or links also are acceptable.


Submit digital applications to: with “Yukon Voices” in the subject line
Mail or drop off paper applications to: “Yukon Voices”

Gwaandak Theatre
#1-1114 Front Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1A3

Successful candidates will be notified by Wednesday January 30.