Produced and presented by Nakai Theatre, the Pivot Theatre Festival brings together a blend of contemporary and ground-breaking local and national performances. This year get ready to laugh out loud as a real-life son and mom duo bring their family drama to the stage with a Brimful of Asha. Watch award-winning Santee Smith in a visually stunning performance propelled by the voice of Tanya Tagaq and Cris Derksen’s cello in NeoIndigenA. Embark on a choose-your-own-adventure exploration of the fascinating and taboo with Public Secret. Meet the artists and fellow art lovers at the special events, parties, and workshops happening all week long.

*Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Festival presents A Brimful of Asha and NeoIndigenA in association with the Yukon Arts Centre.

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Stay tuned for further information about exciting workshops and talks with famous screenwriters and dates and registration info for the upcoming 24-hour Playwriting Challenge!!


About Nakai Theatre


Nakai is a professional theatre company that focuses on developing artists and their work, in order to produce, co-produce and present high quality theatre for Yukon audiences.


Nakai Theatre:

  • Creates development opportunities for theatre practitioners, including artistic exchange and learning locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Produces or co-produces work of relevance to northern audiences and as such contributes to the canon of Canadian theatre for the benefit of local, national, and international audiences.
  • Operates with a strong organizational structure that ensures the company’s artistic and financial stability.
  • Works on audience development to ensure greater understanding and appreciation of theatre.
  • Engages in the steps necessary to eventually create a performance venue and a space dedicated to rehearsal and development.

Nakai Theatre Board of Directors

Denise Lamb

Shonagh McCrindle

Kim McMynn

Lawrence Purdy

RP Singh
Roy Neilson
Bonnie Fordyce

Nakai Theatre Staff

Artistic Director
David Skelton
(867) 393-6042

General Manager
Kaori Torigai
(867) 393-6040