I’m very excited to be producing this year’s Homegrown Theatre Festival for Nakai Theatre. I wanted to take this opportunity to give you all a sneak peak at what you can expect at this year’s festival: Get ready Whitehorse! The 2015 edition of Nakai Theatre Homegrown Theatre Festival is right around the corner and packed with exciting and thought-provoking performances drawn from the local Yukon community. The festival takes place from 7-11:30 pm nightly from May 26th to 30th at the Guild Hall […]
I’m excited to let you know that my new solo exhibition, Colour Theory, opens tomorrow at Yukon Artists at Work (4129 – 4th Avenue in Whitehorse). The opening reception will take place from 5-8 pm. I hope you can join me for a snack and a drink to check out the work.
Last week we wrapped up a three week run of Cannibal the Musical at the Guild Hall in Whitehorse. I was honoured to have been the stage manager and prop designer for the show. We almost sold out the whole run, which felt amazing after working 6 days a week on the production since late January (which also explains why The Craft Project has been a bit quieter of late). The show was hilarious, the actors were amazing, and the whole […]
Over the last few months I’ve been lucky enough to be touring a puppet show through Yukon schools with Ramshackle Theatre. The show, Trouble. was commissioned by the Yukon Women’s Directorate last year. They had created a picture book to help kids deal with their emotions when they got angry or upset. They commissioned Brian Fidler to create a script based on the book. Brian then brought me on board to create puppets, props and sets. After some experimentation we […]
Yukonstruct, Whitehorse’s amazing makerspace, has asked me to run a workshop for them on Selling Your Creations Online. If you’re interested in learning about how to set up an Etsy shop you should join us. Here are the details: Have you been making wonderful handmade items? Have you reached the point where you’d like to sell your wares but don’t know how? Join Amber Church and learn about Etsy, an online handmade marketplace that allows you to sell your work […]
The Pivot Theatre Festival dominated Whitehorse stages last week, kicking off with one of the unique-est shows I’ve ever had the honour to produce. I feel like the photos speak for themselves, so I’ll simply share some moments from the production with all of you here.
I’m producing a really exciting show this Sunday as part of the Pivot Theatre Festival – Haircuts by Children! We’ve brought in a theatre company from Toronto – Mammalian Diving Reflex – who have mounted this show around the world. Over the course of this week we are working with a class of grade five students from Elijah Smith Elementary School to train them to cut hair in preparation for a public performance this Sunday, January 18th, where they will […]
Yukon Artists @ Work, the co-operative art gallery that I’m a member of, has recently launched an Indiegogo Campaign to help us finance a move to a location in downtown Whitehorse early in the new year. Our gallery is currently located in the industrial area of Whitehorse, above a warehouse, and only accessible by a long flight of stairs. The location we are moving to, the old Pot of Gold location, is in the centre of dowtown with ground floor […]
In the last couple of weeks I’ve spent some time through the Artists in the Schools program with the M.A.D. (Music, Art, Dance, and Drama) students helping them to construct giant puppets for their upcoming performance, the Winter King. The group of grade 9/10’s did a fabulous job and I’m really proud of them (the yeti they built is over 20 feet tall). You can pick up tickets to the show which starts next week at the office in Wood […]
Every year the Yukon Hospital Foundation runs a Festival of Trees at the end of November as a fundraiser. Local businesses and organizations decorate trees and wreaths to be displayed at a set of community events and then to be auctioned off to raise funds for the charity. This year they asked Yarn Bomb Yukon if we would create a wreath for the event. We opted to forego our usual bright and flashy colour palette in favour of something more […]