The Klondike Institute of Art & Culture’s Mid-Winter Theatre Series at the KIAC Ballroom features three stage productions that represent a wide variety of theatrical styles, with each bringing its own unique dramatic spin. Be prepared for a thought-provoking, entertaining, and often hilarious series of shows.
Each performance is $25 / $20 for KIAC members, with a special offer of all three shows for $60 ($15 discount!) / $55 for KIAC members. Regular priced individual show tickets available at KIAC and Maximilian’s. KIAC member prices and discounted ticket package available at KIAC only. Limited seating, so get your tickets now!
Wed, Jan 20th, 7:30pm
STORIES ABOUT STORYTELLERS: An Evening with Doug Gibson, and Many Famous Canadian Authors
Canada is a country rich in stories, and few take as much joy as Douglas Gibson in discovering them. As one of the country’s leading editors and publishers for 40 years, he coaxed modern classics out of some of Canada’s finest minds, and then took to telling his own stories in his first memoir, STORIES ABOUT STORYTELLERS. In this stage show, Gibson shares stories about Robertson Davies, Alice Munro, and Alistair MacLeod (among others) and adds lively portraits of the likes of Marshall McLuhan, Margaret Laurence, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Pierre Trudeau and many, many more.
“No one has done more for Canadian literature than this man, Douglas Gibson” – Alistair MacLeod
“Run to [this show] … it’s an event worthy of Stephen Leacock. Charles Dickens, even.”
— Nigel Beale, Ottawa blogger, LiteraryTourist.com
“Douglas Gibson is a living link to the foundation of our country’s literature, and also an impish and charming performer. His lifelong passion for these great writers is contagious.”
— David Cheoros, Director, Edmonton Litfest
*Join Douglas Gibson for an informal discussion focusing on making your writing public at the Yukon School of Visual Arts library Jan 19th at 7:30pm!
Sat, Jan 23rd, 7:30pm
MOUTHPIECE: by Quote Unquote Collective (Toronto, ON)
MOUTHPIECE follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. The push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression: this is the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head. Interweaving a cappella harmony, dissonance, text and physicality–MOUTHPIECE is a harrowing, humorous and heart-wrenching journey into the female psyche.
“Mouthpiece is a tapestry of music, dance and the spoken word on the importance of finding your own voice, the person you are that lives in the here and now, in your own soul and body. Mouthpiece holds you transfixed until the very end.”- Scene Changes
“I loved this piece. I loved the creativity of it; the emotional power of it and the movement that spoke volumes in silence. With simple story-telling, Sadava and Nostbakken tackled weighty questions of mother-daughter relationships, love; frustration etc.” – Lynn Slotkin
*Quote Unquote Collective are also offering a workshop entitled The Storytelling Body (devising/physical theatre) at the KIAC Ballroom on Jan 24 at 3pm:
Pay-what-you-can, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance
A unique opportunity to dive headfirst into a productive environment exploring a visual and non-text based theatre practice via a Lecoq-style method that will push the physical limits of the performer as a creative theatre maker. The workshop will explore the devising process and how the actor in an empty space can use the body to create characters, spaces, emotions, poetry, and atmospheres, and ultimately tell stories without words. Participants should have clothes they feel comfortable moving in, as well as a water bottle. No theatre background required to participate. Workshop will run 1.5 hour.
Mon, Feb 8th, 7:30pm
OFTEN I FIND THAT I AM NAKED: by Fiona Sprott
originally directed and produced by Eva Hamburg, this is an insanely hilarious, sometimes ridiculous, frighteningly poignant investigation into the life of an eminently likeable, chronically-single, wildly successful professional career woman in her late thirties. We follow Jezebel’s madcap misadventures through a series of high-octane monologues as she navigates the treacherous waters of the singles scene, searching for that special someone, using various life aids such as excess alcohol consumption, social anxiety, gynecological inappropriateness and auto-induced starvation (just to name a few).
Special thanks to Canadian Heritage, Pivot Theatre Festival, Yukon Art Centre, The Northern Lights Writers’ Conference, Air North, and Northern Vision Development