Whitehorse, Yukon. December 9, 2020
After much further discussion, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining shows of Every Brilliant Thing.
To say we feel heavy hearted about this is an understatement - it was truly a brilliant show and one we were thrilled to produce here in Whitehorse. But, at this time, this decision feels like the right one for the Guild, our volunteers, staff and patrons. If you had previously purchased tickets for the remainder of the run, the Yukon Arts Centre box office has been or will be in touch with you about a full refund.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding! We remain optimistic about our spring programming for 2021 - and in the continued spirit of being nimble in uncertain times - we are also currently contemplating additional programming options to ensure community theatre continues in Whitehorse in the near future - be it in person or online. So please stay tuned!
Brian Fidler, Artistic Director, and the Guild board
Whitehorse, Yukon. November 25, 2020
Given the recent spike in active Covid-19 cases in Whitehorse, The Guild Board has made the difficult decision to indefinitely postpone the remaining performances of Every Brilliant Thing. We made this decision out of an abundance of caution.
We will give an update by December 5th on when we hope to reschedule performances for. If you had bought tickets for the coming weeks, the Yukon Arts Centre will have sent an email to you regarding next steps. You may also contact them directly if you would like a full refund now.
Thank you for your understanding and support!
Whitehorse, Yukon. November 23, 2020
As we anticipate further guidance from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, we want to assure everyone that the Guild remains committed to doing what we can to support the safety of our artists, volunteers, members and patrons.
With this keenly in mind, we are now asking all our guests to wear masks at all times while inside The Guild Hall. We will be temporarily closing our bar services to support this.
This change is in addition to the previous Covid-19 safety measures that we have introduced: hand sanitizing stations, increased disinfecting schedule, reduced seating to support 2-metre physical distancing, as well as running our air exchange during performances in our theatre space.
As we go forward, we are actively following the Chief Medical Officer of Health's updates on our territory's rapidly changing Covid-19 situation and we will continue to provide our own updates here as we evaluate the safest way to move forward with performances at the Guild Hall.
Thank you for cooperation. We will get through this together!
Whitehorse, Yukon. September 21, 2020 – The Guild is proud to announce its 2020-21 season and our return to once again offering live theatre inside The Guild Hall! In these unusual times, we are taking an optimistic approach to the coming year, making plans for a full season, while ensuring we can adapt to the uncertainties of Covid if needed.
“We exist to build community; to share stories in person that support engagement, understanding and connection. So we’re very excited to invite Whitehorse back into The Guild Hall, ” Artistic Director Brian Fidler, said. “We’re starting this with scaled-down productions and audience sizes this fall, so that we can support safe physical distancing in our theatre. As we move into 2021, our plan is to offer a full-scale production inside - with an option to move outside if the situation demands. It’s all about adaptability.”
After ‘Round Back wraps up on September 26, The Guild will offer “Nimble - a pint-sized play series” from November 2020 thru to March 2021. This series will consist of three “tiny” plays. Each will be helmed by a local director and will feature casts with one or two performers, physically distanced cabaret-style seating for small audiences, minimal designs and maximum agility! The three plays in the series are:
Following Nimble, The Guild to partner with Gwaandak Theatre to present Dreary and Izzy by Ntlaka’pamux playwright Tara Beagan, May 12 to May 29, 2021. We are thrilled to work with Gwaandak on this funny and poignant play.
Throughout the entire coming year, we will also continue to offer small group workshops - everything from How to Audition, with Colin Wolf, Artistic Director of Gwaandak Theatre, to Set Design, with master set designer Donald Watt.
In delivering all this programming, we are working to ensure we have measures in place to support the health and safety of our artists, volunteers and patrons and to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Our plans will follow the current guidance from the Chief Medical Officer of Health and will include following safe distancing guidelines and increasing our disinfecting procedures.
For more information on our 2020-21 season, please visit our new website at guildhall.ca.
Brian Fidler, Artistic Director, Guild Hall