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Open Pit Theatre Company

Busting up in the communities

Open Pit Theatre is excited to be taking their play, Busted Up: A Yukon Story, on the road. They’ll be coming to Dawson City on September 29, Carcross on October 2 and will be back in Whitehorse for a show on October 3.The play...

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Play-fighting for fun

I’ve been there, watching a play when it happens. A sharp staccato rings out as the actor’s hand makes contact with their partner’s face onstage, and audience members grimace in sympathy, knowing that the fake slap made real...

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Real Stories from Real People

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...

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Old Time Horror

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...

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Projectify It!

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.Even just the way lights move across the...

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Party like it’s 1955

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...

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Turn Your Conversations Into Art

 “ 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...

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1920s Silent Film Night

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...

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