Values / Mandate / Mission / Vision


These values guide our actions and behaviours:

  • We work with curiosity, generosity and candour with collaborators and partners.

  • We are locally focused and globally aware

  • We foster a community-based, professional theatre practice

  • We are expert at connecting art, artists, and audiences

  • We foster excellence in theatrical storytelling and performance

  • We encourage and facilitate public engagement through theatre


To contribute to the healthy, sustainable development of a thriving Yukon Territory, where Indigenous peoples, settlers, and newcomers share the land, interpret our connections to the landscapes, and share our knowledge and experiences through theatre with each other and with the world.


To be an artistic catalyst and convener that helps chart a course for the development and production of theatre that can only be created in the Yukon.


Nakai is a professional theatre producer and presenter that supports theatre practice in the Yukon through exchange, training, and development.

Strategic Plan and Research

In the spring of 2018 Nakai board and staff partnered Inga Petri of Strategic Moves to complete a review of our context and articulate a new strategic plan for the years to come. In the interest of sharing and transparency, we’re happy to release public versions of the documents.