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Open Pit Theatre Company

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Jessica Hickman

Three years of collaborating, interviewing and gathering has culminated in one powerful play that shares both beautiful, heartfelt reflections and the harsh realities of northern living. Busted Up: A Yukon Story presents the colourful and eclectic... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-10-19

Geneviève Doyon and Jessica Hickman have, once again, combed through silent films, searching for excerpts to play on a screen to an audience. This is the third year they’ve done it. Doyon and Hickman are the co-artistic directors of Open Pit... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

Projectify It

Jamie Nesbitt

Step into the world of projection design and you’ll see anything is possible. Images can be displayed on screens behind the actors and these images can be constantly moving and changing. more

May 5, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-10-29 Photo: Rick Massie

Dig out your poodle skirt and put on your saddle shoes. The Open Pit Theatre is hosting a 1950s Sock Hop Film Night in Whitehorse on Saturday. The evening features five films with an on-the-spot, improvised soundtrack by live actors and musicians... more

Oct 29, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Photo by: David Bukach

“Anyone – no matter what their background is – can take a tape recorder and go out and ask some questions,” says Saskatoon-based artist Joel Bernbaum, who will be in the Yukon this weekend holding verbatim theatre workshops with Whitehorse’s Open Pit more

Jan 15, 2015 6:52 PM Theatre - Dance

Halloween is over, but don’t stop dressing up. On Saturday November 8, Open Pit theatre is giving you another chance; it’s hosting a 1920s-themed silent film night, and the directors of the company want guests sporting their Sunday best. more

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

The Open Pit theatre company is scouring the territory for stories.Genevive Doyon and Jessica Hickman are two playwrights, actors, and founders of Open Pit who are collecting yarns about what it means to call the Yukon home. They want to talk to any more

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance