Often I Find That I Am Naked
by Fiona Sprott
January 26 - February 8, 2016
Directed by Eva Hamburg
Featuring Jeremiah Kitchen, Doug Mayr and Katherine McCallum
“Naked” is an insanely hilarious, sometimes ridiculous, frighteningly poignant investigation into the life of an eminently likeable, wildly successful, chronically single career woman - Jezebel.
"Naked" follows Jezebel’s madcap misadventures through a series of high-octane monologues as she navigates the treacherous waters of the single’s scene, and finds herself in a vast array of devastatingly bizarre encounters with a seemingly endless string of male suitors, using various life aids such as excessive alcohol consumption, social anxiety, gynecological inappropriateness and auto-induced starvation (just to name a few). Jezebel drinks, thrusts and charms her way into date after disastrously hilarious date searching for the ever-elusive love factor.
The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien
November 8 - 26, 2017
Directed by Laura McLean
Featuring Katherine McCallum
ONE PERFORMER. 24 CHARACTERS. ONE LARGE SWING.
Powerful. Funny,. Devastating. Brilliant. The beautifully evocative story of an unshakable love between two families - one black, one white - and the two children that are born into their shared household in 1960’s apartheid-controlled South Africa. At first seen through the eyes of a child, the story of these families’ destinies spans four generations, from early apartheid to the present-day free South Africa. With charming humour and palpable fear, six-year-old Elizabeth Grace tries to make sense of the chaos, magic, and darkness of Africa.
North of the Sixtieth Parallel - A Zeitgeist Cabaret
A Larrikin Entertainment/Atomic Vaudeville Joint
In cooperation with the Yukon Arts Centre
Directed by Britt Small and Jacob Richmond
Written by Jacob Richmond, Britt Small, Alex Wlasenko, Claire Ness and Hank Pine
Music by Alex Wlasenko , Hank Pine, Grant Waters, Jeremiah Kitchen, Chris Hine & Brandon Wicke
Choreography by Sarah Murphy & Britt Small
Featuring Angela Drainville, Jane Gaudet, Chris Hine, Jeremiah Kitchen, Chris Lovatt, Katherine McCallum, Jim McGeragle, Sarah Murphy, Paris Pick, Kelly Scott, Kaori Torigai, Grant Waters, Brandon Wicke and a superfluity of special celebrity guests
Presented at The Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse, Yukon Tues-Sat April 16-27, 2019
More easily described by what it might NOT be - variety show, sketch comedy, burlesque, musical theatre - this Cabaret is a collective labour of love that pushes theatre, kicking and screaming, into the future by fusing the common and secret joy of coarse amusement with a conscious desire to engage in a thoughtful dialogue about our uneasy connected existence as people in a community. Think Monty Python meets the Muppet Show. Think mini musical about a girl who just wants to be Yukon Famous. Think hipster Beachcombers. Think...actually, try not to think too much at all.
Some selected moments
A darkly humorous, gothic tale of tragic romance and anatomical ambition.
Kingston, Ontario. 1869.
Magda, stubbornly ambitious and desperate for an education in an era when women were ineligible for university enrolment, disgusted by the impending doom of an arranged marriage to a breathtakingly dull fellow, and suffocating under the oppressive weight of circumstance, strikes a dangerous deal with William, a first-year medical student she catches illicitly collecting his own lab materials in the dead of night.
A clandestine friendship soon develops as their secret trysts propel them towards a seemingly inevitable demise.
Or do they?
Dates and Venues
Oct 6-16, 2021 Wed-Sat 7pm
Yukon Arts Centre - SOLD OUT
October 20, 7pm Watson Lake Recreation Centre
October 23, 7pm Globe Theatre Atlin
October 27, 7pm Haines Junction Convention Centre
October 29 & 30, 7pm Dawson City
Dënäkär Zho - The Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Ballroom
Production funded by: The Canada Council for the Arts, Government of Yukon - Arts Fund, Lotteries Yukon, City of Whitehorse, Yukon Arts Centre and @YAC Residency Program
Tour funded by: Lotteries Yukon, Government of Yukon - Touring Artist Fund, The Canada Council for the Arts - Arts Across Canada, Yukon Arts Centre, KIAC, Town of Watson Lake, Explore Atlin (Globe Theatre), Haines Junction Jam
Community supporters: Explore Atlin, Northern Vision Development, Yukon Hotels, Air North Yukon’s Airline, Bearbait Design, Manu Keggenhoff Photography, Bombay Peggy's, Whitehorse Motors, Budget Car Rentals, K&K Truck Rentals, Wykes Independent Grocer, Omni Productions, Meadia Solutions, Tait Trailers, Tangerine Technology, SMRT Popups, Mobile Maintenance Service, Wayfarer Oyster House
Pictured: Calvin Laveck as Andrew and Ben Charland as William in The Resurrectionists
Meg Braem: Playwright
Brian Dooley: Director
Kathleen Weiss: Dramaturge
Featuring (in alphabetical order):
Ben Charland - William
Eric Epstein** - George
Calvin Laveck** - Andrew
James McCullough - Dr. Hade
Roy Neilson -Tom
Alita Powell - Magda
Michael Rolfe** - Officer Tompkins
Set/Props Design: Linda Leon
Assistant Set Design: Susie Anne Bartsch/Lee Ann McNally
Lighting Design and Technical Direction: Katherine Kellner*
Costume Design: Kaori Torigai and Audrey Sawyer
Music Composition and Sound Design: Matthew Lien
Artistic Executive Producer: Katherine McCallum
Associate Producer: Simone Kitchen
Stage Manager: Evan Stepanian
Assistant Stage Manager: John Dagostin
Production Assistant: Ella Peschke
* Katherine Kellner appears courtesy of a generous contribution from the Yukon Arts Centre
** Appears courtesy of Canadian Actor's Equity Association