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Mary Sloan

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Yukon actress Mary Sloan 

The Talented Mary Sloan has been involved in all things theatre from set design and play-writing to singing, dancing and acting.  Sloan was also a teacher at MAD, the wood street school arts and drama program.


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Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: Jason Westover

Laura McLean was a teenager when she first encountered Christopher Durang, using one of the American playwright’s monologues as an audition piece for acting roles. “I remember first reading his work and absolutely falling in love with his... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Rick Massie

In an instant, everything changes. Electricity fizzles out, networks crumble and the collected knowledge of humanity – stored in digital archives like Wikipedia – vanishes. The world is left in the middle of a cold, dark winter... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Rick Massie Photography

Mary Sloan was only vaguely aware of the 2005 smash Broadway musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, when she learned that the Guild Theatre’s artistic director, Brian Fidler, had picked it as this year’s season finale... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Liz Beddall

Falen Johnson doesn’t hold back when it comes to Gwaandak Theatre. “I love Gwaandak,” the Six Nations writer says straight out. “It’s a place where you know you’re immediately welcomed as an Indigenous playwright.” Johnson’s play Two Indians is... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Edith Belanger

The fiddling tradition is alive and well in the Yukon thanks to the Fiddleheads, a group of young fiddlers ranging in age from seven to fourteen years old. The local youth fiddle club is teaming up with groups in Haines Junction and Dawson City to... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-10-19

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 of Open Pit... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Longtime Yukon teacher Mary Sloan and rapper Eminem have something in common. They both got their careers started in Detroit’s notorious 8-Mile district. However, Sloan’s teaching environment from the beginning to the end could not have been more... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Max Fraser

Whitehorse director and playwright Arlin McFarlane strives to captivate. She has developed a unique, one-actor play about our ability to change our lives around thanks to neuroplasticity. The play is about a young girl who is prone to... Read more

Theatre - Dance

It's difficult to resist making puns about the title of the award-winning play Syphilis: A Love Story by Whitehorse playwright, and What's Up Yukon assistant editor, Peter Jickling. Jokes like, Read more

Theatre - Dance

Kindhearted pirates, timorous policemen, pretty maidens, star-crossed lovers and a thoroughly modern Major-General. All these are onstage this week at Wood Street School as the Music, Art, Drama, Dance program (MAD) program presents ... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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

Elgstrand and Brad Dryborough, the play's director and Elgstrand's "longtime production partner," agree that it's a simple play. With a lot going on. Read more

Theatre - Dance

Music Arts Drama is an experiential program advocated for, and now run by, Mary Sloan and Jeff Nordlund. Two semesters a year, groups of students rotate through to learn some core subjects and much, much more. Read more

Yukon Arts

Yukon Idol is a competition that will find our best and shower them with prizes and put them in front of an audience in a Sourdough Rendezvous tent event. Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment