Nimble Series

a pint-sized play series

November 2020-April 2021

We are thrilled to once again open The Guild's doors and safely invite Whitehorse back to live community theatre! Featuring safely distanced cabaret-style seating, Nimble is our pint-sized play series, designed to meet the challenges that Covid has thrown our way!

For this series, Guild Artistic Director Brian Fidler has selected two plays that use humour and heart to boost our sense of connection in these uncertain times. Each of these plays features small casts and each is helmed by a local director, invited to take on the challenge of making great theatre, using minimal designs and maximum agility!

What can you make when you have nearly nothing? Turns out a heck’uva lot!

Tickets for each show will go on sale at approximately three weeks before opening.

Nimble #2: I, Claudia

By Kristen Thomson

Director: Allyn Walton

featuring Claire deBruyn and Krisandra Reid
March 24 to April 10, 2021
Wednesday through Saturday - Showtime: 8:00 PM, Doors: 7:30 PM
Tickets $26, except all Wednesdays which are pay-what-you-decide.
Tickets available March 10th from

Our second production of our Nimble series is the wonderful one-woman show I, Claudia by Canadian playwright Kristen Thomson.

In this classic of Canadian theatre, one performer uses masks to create four distinct characters - Claudia, a young preteen, Drachman, a school janitor, Claudia’s grandfather Douglas, and Leslie, Claudia’s soon-to-be stepmom.

Together, these characters then take us on a riveting journey into the psyche of a 12-and-three-quarter year old girl with a lot on her mind: school projects, impending puberty, her dad’s remarriage and a hurting heart.

Winner of the 2001 Dora Moore Award for outstanding new play. "I, Claudia is blissfully funny and unexpectedly touching." - Richard Ouzounian


Claire deBruyn (performing Thursdays and Saturdays)
Krisandra Reid (performing Wednesdays and Fridays)

Creative Team

Allyn Walton, director
Lea-Ann McNally, set and props designer
Katherine Kellner, lighting designer
Kelvin Smoler, sound designer and technical director
Breagha Fraser, costume designer
Brenda Pilatzke-Vanier, stage manager
Telek Rogan, assistant stage manager
Mary Sloan, mask coach
Susie Anne Bartsch, mask designer
Al Loewen, head carpenter
Odile Nelson, producer
Brian Fidler, Guild artistic director
Brandon Wicke, Guild general manager

Nimble #1: Every Brilliant Thing

By Duncan Macmillan
With Jonny Donahoe

Directed by Odile Nelson
Featuring Jane Gaudet and Michael Oliphant

November 19 to December 5, 2020, preview November 18, 2020 @ 8 p.m.
Tickets $25, except all Wednesdays which are pay-what-you-decide.

Every Brilliant Thing is a delightful one-person show about depression. It’s also about love and the many amazing things that can, despite it all, make life worth living.

Each night, the play’s narrator welcomes audience members to take an active role in the retelling of how they and their family struggled with their mother’s chronic depression. An interactive monologue that uses humour and community to engage us in a hopeful conversation about mental health.

Every Brilliant Thing has enjoyed critical acclaim around the world and sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Every Brilliant Thing is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

This play’s subject matter deals with mental health, chronic depression and suicide. If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts or having a mental health crisis, help is available to you. Contact the Canadian Mental Health Association Yukon’s Reach Out Support Line everyday from 2pm til 10pm at 1-844-533-3030 or call 1-867-668-6429 for drop-in or regular counselling sessions and visit for all services and programs available. Or contact Crisis Service Canada (available 24/7/365) at 1-833-456-4566. You can also contact Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services: 867-456-3838.


Jane Gaudet and Michael Oliphant (each performer featured on different evenings).

Creative team:

Odile Nelson, director and co-producer
Brian Fidler, co-producer and Guild artistic director
Lea-Ann McNally, set and props designer
Katherine Kellner, lighting designer
Brandon Wicke, sound designer and technical director
Audrey Sawyer, costume designer
Andrea Bols, stage manager
Ashlee Brewer, assistant stage manager
Jane Robinson-Boivin, assistant stage manager
Al Loewen, head carpenter
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