Yukon artists featured at festival

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Canada’s Magnetic North theatre festival will run from June 9 to 18, 2016 in Whitehorse at the Yukon Arts Centre, in partnership with the National Arts Centre. The festival’s theme this year is about seeking new experiences or “Navigating New Dimensions”.

The festival will offer opportunities for local and visiting artists to network and develop connections with theatre industry leaders and presenters from across the country and the globe.

International presenters are coming from Australia, Austria, England, Finland, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Norway, Scotland, the United States and Wales.

Over 100 artists and crewmembers from across the country will also participate in festival performances. Performers hail from Halifax, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Participants from the Yukon include Nakai Theatre’s Dogtown: the Musical, based on the life and fate of Trevor the dog; Gwaandak Theatre’s Map of the Land, Map of the Stars, about Yukon’s rivers, trails and the people who travel them; Ramshackle Theatre’s interactive Theatre in the Bush, set in the Yukon’s boreal forest; and My Brain Is Plastic, from the Whitehorse Independent Theatre.