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Jerome Stueart


What's Up Yukon Columnist Jerome Stueart has a BA in Theatre, writes fiction and enjoys seeing a good play. 


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

Theatre - Dance

Just in time for spring, the Guild brings us Into the Woods. Thank you. It's a refreshing, colourful splash after a long, cold winter. Read more

Yukon Arts

The Beauty Queen of Leenane, the award-winning play by Martin McDonagh, challenges an audience to watch desperation and loneliness cause good people to hurt one another. Read more

Yukon Arts

The Boys makes its Canadian debut here in Whitehorse. It had a run in Philadelphia, but Kris Elgstrand is Canadian, and he came up to Whitehorse to see his play premiered on his native soil. Read more

Theatre - Dance

Gwaandak Theatre reads the two-act play tonight, Wednesday, July 14, in the last of its Aboriginal playwrights-infused Summer Reading Series. What's the play about? In the words of Pat St. Germain.... Read more

Yukon Arts

Joyce Majiski swears she put the columns up two years ago, and yet, as if I've just been given x-ray glasses, this is the first time I've noticed them. Five columns of various earth-tone colours, with metal rings girding their middles.... Read more

Yukon Arts

Gwaandak Theatre is putting on a reading series this summer featuring three plays written by First Nations playwrights, borrowing the skills of some local First Nation actors — some who are brand new to the theatre stage. Read more

Theatre - Dance

Katherine McCallum is sitting on the couches of the Guild Hall, the place the audience gathers before a show begins, that place of anticipation. She's talking to me about magic. "Theatre magic. It's why I wanted to produce in the first place...." Read more

Theatre - Dance

Eric Epstein and I are sitting in the black box — the creative centre of the Guild Theatre — the room that can become anything, which has become everything. He reflects back on his last 10 years with the Guild. As he steps out of the position.... Read more

Theatre - Dance

Everyone loves a "lovable rogue". In the Guild Society's musical comedy, The Man From the Capital, you get 20 rogues to pick from. Read more

Theatre - Dance

''It's a huge show," Todd Duckworth the director tells me. Twenty people in the cast, four in the band. "When you see 20 people stretched out in a line on stage singing their hearts out — it's pretty impressive. Read more

Theatre - Dance

She's leaving behind her sterile, affluent, predictable world and putting herself in the hands of the White Rabbit — who is late for an "important" date. Once in that world, she is looking for a way home. She is, in Daniel Janke's words, "the archety Read more

Photography - Film

Even in 2010, the fear that gay people have is strong. The play, concerning the 1998 brutal beating, torture and abandonment of Matthew Shepard on a fence outside of Laramie, Wyoming, because he was gay, can't help but hit gays and lesbians.... Read more

Theatre - Dance

I gave Justine Davidson, the theatre reviewer for the Whitehorse Star, a long hug at the end of The Laramie Project, the Guild Society/GALA play. Both of us were near tears. Read more

Theatre - Dance

Clinton Walker, the director brought up from Toronto for The Laramie Project, has made me chili. Little triangles of toasted bread sit next to the bowl. Read more

Theatre - Dance

"You can't read the Avalanche Conditions Report and make it apply to backcountry skiing," Jennifer Magnuson warns me. She's the communication analyst for the Department of Highways and Public Works. Read more

Yukon Arts

Nina Arsenault warns me that she's not about to tell the "typical" transsexual story to Nakai Theatre's Pivot Festival audiences. You know the story, she says, "Her name is Barbara, she used to be Markus, she never felt right in her own body.... Read more

Yukon Arts

Ron James used to be the spokesman for Texas tourism for three years on CNN. "It was during George Bush senior's term. I can imagine Saddam Hussein, who watched CNN all the time, really getting to know my face." Read more

Yukon Arts

Hazel Venzon is holed up in Porter Creek when she Skypes me. She's been in Whitehorse since December working on her play. "Vancouver has a lot of distractions," she says, waving her hands a bit to either side of the screen. Read more

Yukon Arts

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

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Jerome Stueart

Former Yukoner Jerome Stueart and Yukon author Marcelle Dubé will read together form their books on Dec. 13 at Baked Cafe. It will be an evening about fantasy novels. Marcelle Dubé is still deciding from which of her many books she will read: ... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

While others hunker down against winter’s wrath, the local literary scene is hotter than ever. The winter Writers’ Roundtable organized by the Friends of the Whitehorse Library (FOWL) provides a thorough overview of events for the coming season... Read more

Literature

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August 7, 2014 Issue

It was a rainy and windy afternoon in LePage Park on Friday, July 11, when author Jessica Simon started reading her poem, “A Spot to Watch the Fireworks”. Read more

Literature

Get your cowboy hats and boots ready: this year's Northern Opry Project is fast approaching. Read more

Yukon Music

Like mushrooms after rain, interesting mini-discussions pop up spontaneously from time to time on the ArtsNet list serve. A recent one that caught my eye concerned the age-old topic of arts reviews/critiques: what are they, what purpose.... Read more

Arts & Culture Events

With not one, but two new editors now in harness at What's Up Yukon, our loyal readers may be wondering what that means and how their magazine might be changing. Read more

Yukon Business

It's a technical wonder that wasn't even guessed at, back when Captain Kirk walked through sliding doors and talked on his "cell phone", yet it has allowed the very organic expression of ideas that has found a home in her Arctica Magazine at www.arct Read more

Literature

A gritty, plain alley is transformed into an artist's studio, with ever-shifting shadows to complement the portraits. Morgan "Mo" Whibley is the photographer that makes the mundane magic and the ordinary into something fleeting and original. Read more

Yukon Arts

It's a walking, talking paradox ... well, mostly it's a walking paradox: If wearing socks with sandals is so wrong, why do so many of us do it? I like to think it's because we Yukoners are soooo polite. If our tourists do it, whether it be from poor Read more

Humour

I am very pleased with myself in having taken care of that first step in finding a professional theatre reviewer: Jerome Stueart is a friend of mine and has contributed to What's Up Yukon in the past.... Read more

Theatre - Dance

Yukon writers are pairing up to give a series of weekly readings at the Whitehorse Public Library starting Feb. 5. The readings begin with Al Pope and Miche Genest, on Feb. 5, followed by Patti Flather and Clea Roberts on Feb. 12. Read more

Literature

Yukon writers are pairing up to give a series of weekly readings at the Whitehorse Public Library starting Feb. 5. The readings begin with Al Pope and Miche Genest, on Feb. 5, followed by Patti Flather and Clea Roberts on Feb. 12. Read more

Literature

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

Literature

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What's Up Yukon Columns

Giller Prize winner Elizabeth Hay is among five authors taking part in this year's Yukon Writers' Festival which starts April 30. The five writers will be reading their work at public events in Whitehorse and Haines Junction.... Read more

Literature

At the age of 30, Jerome Stueart met his mother for the first time. It's an unusual story, but not unique. So here's the twist: Stueart knew he was adopted but hadn't even been looking for his mother; she tracked him down. Read more

Literature