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Beth is a peculiar young woman. Stifled by pressure from her mother and neighbours to fit in, she escapes to the outdoors and develops a unique relationship with the crows in her suburban neighbourhood. But when one of her crows begins to  speak to her, events take a dangerous turn. Beth always thought the world had more malice than […]

Awaken Festival 2020

Gwaandak Theatre is pleased to present its first annual Awaken Festival. This festival will feature workshops, and digital performances for our Indigi/Queer Cabaret and Creators Lab. Awaken Festival centers marginalized artists to showcase their creativity, to share a story, but most importantly we hope to offer connection and community as both artists and audience reorient […]

Gwaandak Theatre Office Closed- COVID19

In light of the recommendations from both territorial and national health authorities, Gwaandak Theatre’s office will be closed until further notice and staff will be working from home.   As of yet, we have not decided to postpone or cancel our upcoming events (The Awaken Festival (May 6-10) and Indigenous Summer Play Readings (June 15 […]

Monday, December 9th 2019

Ndoo Tr’eedyaa Gogwaandak (Forward Together) – Website Launch

Honouring age-old storytelling traditions and Indigenous language revitalization from Yukon’s Vuntut Gwitchin.

Friday, November 29th 2019

Gwaandak Theatre 20th Season Celebration

As Gwaandak Theatre enters its third decade, we invite you to join us in celebrating the last 20 years and welcome incoming Artistic Director Colin Wolf!

ūtszan (to make something better) Tickets- On Sale NOW!
October 9th–27th 2019

ūtszan (to make something better)- Buy Your Tickets Here!

  Click Here to purchase your tickets ! October 19, 7PM- Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre (Dawson City) Tickets are $10 Regular Admission, $5 for Youth, Elder and Low-Income Available at the door only October 23, 25-26, 8PM- Old Fire Hall (Whitehorse) Tickets are $25 General Admission and $20 for Youth, Elder and Low-Income. Buy Your […]

ūtszan (to make something better)

ūtszan (to make something better)
An endearing story about first language homecoming…ūtszan is a language reclamation.

We’re Hiring – Managing Director

Gwaandak Theatre is seeking interested and experienced candidates for the permanent position of Managing Director.

Summer 2019

Ndoo Tr’eedyaa Gogwaandak (Forward Together)

Listen LIVE With CBC Ideas’ Paul Kennedy and special guests from Old Crow, Yukon and further afield, and interviews with Vuntut Gwitchin language and culture champions.

Creators Lab 2019

Welcome to Creators Lab 2019-2020
We’re heading into the second season of our Indigenous and Northern Theatre Creators Lab Unit. Gwaandak Theatre is proud to support these promising creators and projects.

October 17 - 20, 2018


Drink. Fight. Survive.

How would you play the game?

July 20th–22nd 2018

While Having Soup / Le Temps d’une Soupe

Enjoy soup and inspired discussions

March 28-30, 2019

Ndoo Tr’eedyaa Gogwaandak (Forward Together): Vuntut Gwitchin Stories

Long Ago and contemporary stories in Gwich’in and English

June 2019

Indigenous Summer Play Readings

Be inspired. Be moved. – Join us!

June 11 & June 13, 2019 | 7PM | Whitehorse | The Old Firehall in Whitehorse

We’re Hiring.

Join our team.

May 2018


May 3-5, presented by Pat the Dog Theatre Creation

Tour to Sudbury – What if we could just fly away…?

April 2018

Yukon Playwrights Conference

Join the Playwrights Guild of Canada and Gwaandak Theatre at the Yukon Playwrights Conference on April 14th, 2018 at the Old Firehall in Whitehorse

April 2018

Spring Thaw Play Readings

The entire Yukon community is invited to experience four short play readings by guest and local playwrights.

Group Auditions for Bystander

Casting call!

About the artists

Co-creators Christine Clarke lives in Tr’ondek Hwech’in traditional territory, off-grid, across river from Dawson City. She is a small-time, small town filmmaker with commitment to community development, and the goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Chris has actively supported residential school survivors and their families in the last 10 years with art based projects […]

Sept 2017

Hidden Memories

By Lillian Nakamura Maguire

The daughter of Japanese immigrants sifts through her parents’ memorabilia, piecing together their early BC life and forced relocation.

Sept 2017 & Feb 2018

Map of the Land, Map of the Stars

Follow our trail. Our newest show will be showcased at IMPACT 17 in Kitchener, Ontario and Talking Stick Festival in 2018.

Feb 2018


February 8-9, presented by Azimuth Theatre

Tour to Edmonton – What if we could just fly away…?

March 2018

Playful Playwriting

With David Geary

A hands-on exploration of essential building blocks for theatre storytelling.

March 2018

Lighting & Video Design

With Bruno Matte

Learn practical ways to realize your vision in lighting and projection.

May 2018

The Unplugging

By Yvette Nolan - Directed by Reneltta Arluk

Could an old woman’s wisdom save the world?

Nov 2017

Comedy and Improv

Theatre games, laugh-out-loud characters, & improv on “being Canadian, eh”…

Nov 2017

Performance Techniques

With Margo Kane

Hone your performance techniques in an active, playful workshop with this acclaimed theatre legend.

Jan 2018

Yukon Voices

Developing Indigenous and Northern voices for the stage in a stimulating workshop environment.

November 29th – December 1st 2016

Vuntut Gwitchin Stories

In partnership with Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

Long Ago Stories come alive in Gwich’in with theatre storytelling.