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

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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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