Shakespeare Festival Gala Show

YMS-104-Shakespear-The-Tempest_04-FNLThe Shakespeare Festival will culminate in a Gala show at the Old Fire Hall on April 24 from 5:00 – 7:30pm, followed by a wine tasting.

Performers will be James Bradford, veteran Shakespearean actor and past company member at Stratford Shakespeare Festival; Alan Jeans, professional actor and graduate student studying drama and communities at the University of Alberta; Brian Fidler, local actor and drama instructor; and Akasha Sage, Sarah Ott, and Loughran Thorson-Looyson, all local high school actors, budding thespians and past students of the MAD program at Wood Street School.

Thank you to Sue Bogle for leading the organization of this event, and to Sarah Lewis, Martha Taylor, Leslie Raenden and Sarah Krauzig for their support. Thanks also to Yukon Government, Sarah Krauzig at Bella Décor, Rick Karp at Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, Jessica Read at Breath of Life Yoga Studios, and Tony Zedda at Baked Café for sponsoring the event.


Elementary School Shakespeare Day, April 22nd

Yukon Montessori School students will be hosting classes from Selkirk Elementary, Holy Family, and Golden Horn Schools for Shakespeare Day at the Yukon Arts Centre.  Drop off is at 8:30 at the Yukon Arts Centre , and pick up is at 3:15 at the same location.  For those who need pick up at Yukon Montessori School, we will transport those children back to the school.

The students will be working with their teachers Kate Fitzgerald from Northern Lights School of Dance; Alan Jeans, a visiting Drama teacher from University of Alberta; Brian Fidler; Doug O’Neil (Kaleen Lewis’ grandfather who has experience with drama); and two students from MAD to put on scenes from the Tempest and have a day of exploration of the Arts Centre under the direction of the Technical director there.  This is a day for the children to enjoy Shakespeare together with their peers.

Tickets for Shakespeare Unplugged 2.0

Tickets will be going on sale April 1 for Shakespeare Unplugged 2.0. This is a gala event connected to a Shakespeare Festival the school holds each year.  The festival includes a day of doing Shakespeare with three other local Whitehorse schools at the Yukon Arts Centre under the direction of visiting drama teachers. The gala on April 24th is a chance to see school children, high school students, local and professional actors bring together scenes from The Tempest before a public audience.  This performance will be at the Old Fire Hall and is accompanied by a wine tasting and light snacks.