Kick off September with play and creativity.
Weekend workshop with Jacob Zimmer
September 7-9


Improvisation, storytelling and energizing physicality.

A weekend workshop to kick-off September.

Nakai Theatre’s artistic director Jacob Zimmer shares approaches from improvisation and co-creation in theatre, dance and leadership development to open you up and expand your ability to collaborate. Join us for a fun and invigorating weekend workshop.

Appropriate for folks 16+ from all backgrounds and experience levels.

Full course: $120
Daily: Friday: $30 / Saturday: $60 / Sunday: $60

Register online here or by emailing

Friday Evening – Beginning with Improv.
Play energize our bodies, opens us to surprise and humour, games stretch our spontaneity and connect us to each other.
6:30-9:30pm, Friday September 7.

Saturday – Embodied Play
Sometimes we get stuck in our heads. Experience how physicality and our senses can open new possibilities in storytelling, improvisation and living.
10:30-4:30pm, Saturday September 8.

Sunday – Creating through Play
Playing together to create new games and shared stories. Collaborating and creation takes practice, and that practice can be fun.
10:30-4:30pm, Sunday September 9.

There will be breaks for lunch around 1:30-2:15 Saturday and Sunday.

There will be physical activity and participation required. Adjustments to individual needs will be accommodated.

If cost is the only barrier, please email to discuss options.

Offered with the support of @YAC Residency and the ongoing Yukon Arts Operating Fund, Yukon Lotteries and the Canada Council for the Arts.


Director, dramaturge and creator Jacob Zimmer combines theatre, improvisation, leadership training and his own diverse performance background in collaboration and creation.

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Future Workshops:

Improve your comfort and presence performing.

Being present, making strong choices as a solo performer or in an ensemble. 

Great for anyone who wants to add some play and surprise to their time in front of audience, whether that's in a show, an open mic or in front of coworkers.

Jacob's uses personalized approaches to expand our range in generating gestures and making physical choices. We’ll work through personal exploration, group improvisation, and creating physical material while staying open, available, and curious.

No experience necessary as long as you’re willing to move and try new things.

Taking your craft to the next level.

Developing an artistic practice and a community deserves a workout and a chance to play.

Develop your physical, mental, and emotional muscles and flexibility, and expand your playbook for collaboration and creation with director and facilitator Jacob Zimmer and guests.

Practicing together helps.