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David Skelton

Curtains Up!

On April 4th Nakai Theatre invites theatre lovers, supportive friends or simply the merely curious to attend their 24 Hour Playmaking Cabaret, held at The Deck at the High Country Inn.The event, which has been held for nearly 25...

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Dramaturgy

Last Friday I met with David Skelton, the artistic director of Nakai Theatre, and DD Kugler, a renowned Canadian dramaturge.A dramaturge, which is an unpleasant word, functions as an advisor to a playwright. Such a person raises...

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Start at the Beginning

Have you ever had big dreams of creating a piece of theatre but weren’t sure how to start? Have you ever had a great idea for a play but had no idea how to get it on the stage? Are you looking for the chance to try out a script...

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Staging local talent

As the sunshine creeps into the evening and temperatures slowly rise toward double-digits, some art organizations’ seasons are winding down.One of the final accomplishments in focus for Nakai Theatre is a barrage of local...

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Provocative Fringe Theatre

When it comes to theatre, David Skelton says he believes Whitehorse audiences are “brave and sophisticated”.As Nakai Theatre’s artistic director, Skelton admits that last year’s Pivot Festival came with a...

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24-hour contest can be a whacky first step

Bringing a play from the idea stage to the big stage can be overwhelming.Where do you start? Who is there to help? What the heck is dramaturgy and why is it important?During the first part of this year, Nakai Theatre has been...

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