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

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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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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

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. Read more

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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 you have written in... Read more

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June 2014

A high-school excursion to a Toronto production of Peter Shaffer’s play, Equus, is what triggered David Skelton’s fascination with theatrical design. Read more

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I went Saturday night to The River, a Nakai production, with Michael Greyeyes directing a play written by David Skelton, Judith Rudakoff and Joseph Tisiga. Read more

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Nakai Theatre's newest production, The River, promises to shine an unblinking light on Whitehorse by presenting voices that normally go unheard. 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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Feeling a bit like the barker in this scenario, David Skelton is proud of this third-year line-up. "The third, fourth and fifth year of a new festival are always the times when you ask — will it float, swim or fly?" Nakai's artistic director says." Read more

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Amber Walker feels grateful for her lot in life: her husband supports her financially so she can pursue her interests as a visual artist and playwright. Over the past year, in Whitehorse, she has had many opportunities to pursue her artistic ... 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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When you talk about "The Theatre", these days, it is inevitable that certain eyes will glaze and certain minds will wander. It's old and out of date, the YouTube crowd might complain. But perhaps the qualities that prevent live theatre from being... Read more

Yukon People

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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​When David Skelton discusses the upcoming Pivot Festival, he keeps coming back to the example of Joseph Tisiga. Read more

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As Nakai Theatre's artistic director, Skelton admits that last year's Pivot Festival came with a small dose of controversy. However, he's ready for another go this January when the avant-garde performance event hits the stage for its second run. Read more

Yukon Arts

One of the final accomplishments in focus for Nakai Theatre is a barrage of local performance artists. Also affectionately known as the Homegrown Festival. "It's emerging artists, first-time artists and artists who are devoting their life...." Read more

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