Tech-Nique in Whitehorse Yukon

9:00 AM Aug 10 - 10:00 PM Aug 12, 2019


  • Saturday August 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday August 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (including event performance) 
Location: Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse YT
Registration fees (scroll down to sign up!)  
  • CITT/ICTS Members: $50 + GST
  • Student: $50.00 + GST (please use Tech2019 code to sign up)
  • Yukon resident and industry partners: $50.00 + GST (please use Tech2019 code to sign up)
  • Non-members, non-student and non-resident of Yukon: $100.00 + GST


The Yukon Theatre for Young People (YTYP), through funding from the Yukon Government, and in partnership with the 2019 Rendez-Vous Host Committee, is organizing a Tech-Nique event from August 10 to August 12, 2019, just prior to the CITT/ICTS Rendez-Vous 2019 conference in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Tech-Nique is a 3-day training intensive where industry professionals gather to team up and teach up-and-coming technicians and people who are interested in learning more about the backstage side of live production. Once the workshop training part is done, the participants will run a full show on the evening of August 12.

The event will be hosted at the Yukon Arts Centre Theatre in partnership with the @YAC residency. This is the first time Tech-Nique will be held in conjunction with the CITT/ICTS Rendez-Vous. It is a great opportunity for industry professionals to share their knowledge through Tech-Nique and then participate in the entire conference.  


  • Don Armitage, Technical Director/Instructor/Production Manager at Brentwood College School, Mill Bay BC
  • Brian Cloutier, Lighting Design/Sales at Sapphire Sound from BC
  • Travis Hatt, Assistant Professor, Theatre Production at MacEwan University, Edmonton AB
  • Shawn Hines, Sales & Support, Western Canada at GerrAudio Distributions from BC
  • Alex House, Technical Supervisor at Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver BC
  • Don Parman, Manager, Performing Arts Programs & Services at Actsafe Safety Association, Burnaby BC
  • Adam Pope, Sound technician from Whitehorse, YT
  • Scott Spidell, Chair Theatre Department MacEwan University, Edmonton AB


On the first two days, the participants with the instructors will over the nuts and bolts of both lighting and sound departments, from the ground up. No previous experience is needed by participants to attend the workshop. By the end of day two, the participants will break up into their specialty areas so they will have more time to focus on different aspects of their specialization.

The participants will be mostly comprised of people looking to volunteer at festivals such as Atlin Arts and Music Festival, Adaka, Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, Breakout West, Dawson City Music Festival, Moose hide Gathering and many more, as deck crew and assistant stage management positions. 

Day three is where all the magic comes together. It will be a professional show day, with some cushion time, of course.  The participants will load in the bands, setup lighting, sound rig, microphones, and patch. They will run soundcheck and talk with the artists about what atmosphere the band wants to create with the lighting. Then they get to run the show live in front of a live audience.  After the show, they will do the load out and restore the venue.

Instructors will mentor the Tech-Nique participants and guide them through challenges and issues. It will be an amazing experience for a generation of future technicians.

For any other information, please contact:

Joshua Jansen
Technical Director 
Yukon Arts Centre
1 867 333-9332