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24-Hour Playwriting Competition

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Nakai Theatre

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 years, revolves... Read more

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When a play hits the stage for its first full production, it’s travelled a long way. Often a playwright begins showcasing her work by reading a scene or two in front of friends. After that, perhaps she recruits actors and presents those same scenes Read more

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After hearing artistic director David Skelton talk about Nakai Theatre’s 24-Hour Playwriting Competition on the radio, I decide to sign up. I’m not a playwright, but, then again — maybe I am. Maybe my passion for writing has been waiting for me to Read more

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In the interest of full disclosure, let me admit to being a bit of a junkie when it comes to Nakai Theatre’s 24-hour Playwriting Competition, which starts on November 8 this year. Read more

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Not everyone who enters Nakai Theatre's 24-hour playwriting competition is as prolific as Eva van Loon. Some writers manage to eke out nine pages or so. Others produce a respectable 28 or 30. Some miraculously manage 60 pages or more in the time allo Read more

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If you ask Whitehorse resident Justine Davidson if the $50 fee to participate in Nakai Theatre's 24 Hour Playwriting Competition is worth it, you'll most likely get a resounding yes. Read more

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The group decides who the characters will be and what their story is. We write monologues which are woven together. At times, the words evoke humour; other times, the words evoke sadness or joy. Read more

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Then there will be the 24 Hour Playwriting Contest on Nov. 7 and 8 to create new scripts and polish others that had been stashed in a budding playwright's drawer. "I think Nakai is a resource for people," says Skelton, "and I invite all theatre...." Read more

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During the first part of this year, Nakai Theatre has been working through a strategic-planning process and has been confirmed that it wants to be a "developmental theatre company." Read more

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The writers are all taking part in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it is known; 22 of them are students in two of Jerome Stueart's creative writing classes and Stueart, himself, will be joining them for the challenge. Read more

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