Based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, AKPIK THEATRE, established itself in 2008. Adhering to its namesake, the cloudberry, Akpik Theatre strives to flourish in the northern climate it reflects by:
- Developing stories of the circumpolar north, whether oral tradition or contemporary inspiration, into dynamic professional theatre scripts.
- Encouraging and mentoring the development of Indigenous stories, preferably within but not limited to northern communities, with the potential of adapting these stories for live performance whether it be storytelling or theatre.
- Professionally presenting northern and/or Indigenous scripts for local, national and international audiences, engaging actors and theatre professionals from the north and across Canada.
- Producing live/audio/film productions, that inhabit at least one of these qualities.