Yukon theatre hopes national playwright search picks up Northern and Indigenous talent


Ten Canadian theatre companies have come together to create the country’s first queer and transgender playwriting unit, and Colin Wolf is hoping the project has a significant Northern and Indigenous voice.

Wolf is the artistic director of Whitehorse-based Gwaandak Theatre, one of the companies that has signed on to the project.

“It’s really important that these cross-national projects, that claim to be national, actually include people from everywhere in the nation,” said Wolf.

The project is intended to close a gap in queer and trans stories in Canadian theatre. Zee Zee Theatre, a company based in Vancouver, will be leading the project.

“Art has the power to elevate voices and ideas that can

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