PAST PRODUCTIONS

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 […]

Monday, December 9th 2019
CREATION

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
OTHER

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)

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

Summer 2019
READINGS

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
PERFORMANCE

Bystander

Drink. Fight. Survive.

How would you play the game?

July 20th–22nd 2018
PERFORMANCE

While Having Soup / Le Temps d’une Soupe

Enjoy soup and inspired discussions

March 28-30, 2019
READINGS

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

Long Ago and contemporary stories in Gwich’in and English

June 2019
READINGS

Indigenous Summer Play Readings

Be inspired. Be moved. – Join us!

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

May 2018
PERFORMANCE

Paradise

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

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

April 2018
OTHER

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
READINGS

Spring Thaw Play Readings

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

Sept 2017
READINGS

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
PERFORMANCE

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
PERFORMANCE

Paradise

February 8-9, presented by Azimuth Theatre

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

March 2018
WORKSHOP

Playful Playwriting

With David Geary

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

March 2018
WORKSHOP

Lighting & Video Design

With Bruno Matte

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

May 2018
PERFORMANCE

The Unplugging

By Yvette Nolan - Directed by Reneltta Arluk

Could an old woman’s wisdom save the world?

May 2017
PERFORMANCE

Map of the Land, Map of the Stars

Premiere in Whitehorse and Yukon Tour

March 2015
PERFORMANCE

Paradise

By Patti Flather

An unemployed logger, a young man accused of terrorism, a family doctor and his daughter, are all searching for their humanity inside the systems that cage us all.

February 2014
PERFORMANCE

The Hours That Remain

By Keith Barker

Inspired by the pervasive reality of missing women in Canada, this play from Metis playwright Keith Barker explores the legacy of loss endured by families, friends and community.

October 2012
PERFORMANCE

Justice

By Leonard Linklater

Whose justice prevails when cultures collide? Based on the true story of the Nantuck brothers.

May 2011
PERFORMANCE

Café Daughter

By Kenneth T. Williams

Yvette Wong has a secret… she can’t tell anyone. She’s part Cree.

November 2009
PERFORMANCE

The Soul Menders

By Patti Flather

An intelligent comedy about love-weary people and fractured families struggling to become whole at Christmastime.

April 2009
PERFORMANCE

Tell Me More…

By the Ynklude Ensemble

Heart-aching blues and heavy metal, imaginary friends and unrequited love, all showcasing the talents of the Ynklude ensemble.

May 2008
PERFORMANCE

Go Angel Girlfriends

By The Women of Ynklude

In a village watched by angels, voluptuous goddesses sing, laugh, dream, and celebrate. The women’s spirits and friendships give them strength despite barriers in their world. A celebration of resiliency and overcoming uncommon odds.

May 2007
PERFORMANCE

Carnival

By Mitch Miyagawa

Carnaval, where tragedy is beautiful, and sadness is celebrated.

March 2006
PERFORMANCE

Where the River Meets the Sea

By Patti Flather

Jade and her mom Lu-Anne are finally home, back on the West Coast with a new high school, new store, new life.

November 2003
PERFORMANCE

West Edmonton Mall

By Patti Flather

The rollercoaster tale of one woman’s quest to drive from the Yukon to the famed mall. A solo play about isolation, go nowhere jobs and been nowhere boyfriends…and about getting to the Polynesian Room at the Fantasyland Hotel in the middle of winter before you turn 30.