Upcoming Tours

After a year off in 2020 due to the pandemic, we’re pleased to announce The Winter Bear will be back, digitally, in 2021! Information about the Digital Production is HERE.

From April 19 – May 2, people in the Northwest Arctic Borough will be able to stream a free, online, digital production of the play. In addition, students in the region can work online with theatre teaching artists to develop their own stories.

We are grateful to our funding partners Teck Red Dog, NANA Regional Corporation and Maniilaq Association, along with additional support from the Northwest Arctic Borough, the Northwest Arctic School District and the Charlotte Martin Foundation.


The Winter Bear 2019 Tour

The Winter Bear 2019 Tour cast with Janice Krukoff (center), Community Liaison at the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association


Since our first production in 2008,

The Winter Bear has reached over

10,000 people in 49 communities across Alaska.

We are resolved to keep The Winter Bear Project moving across rural Alaska, especially to those communities most impacted by suicide.

The Winter Bear Project travels by plane, van, or boat
to reach those who need our message.

Alaska Airlines Wait Lounge, Kotzebue, 2019.

Tour Manager Joshua Midgett takes his advertising job to the limit. Buckland, 2019.

The Winter Bear Project’s 2015 Bethel & Beyond Tour.

Interior Alaska Road Tour, 2013

We have great hope. The time is right. The people are ready.
The will is there and we know the model has an impact.

Please contact us at winterbearproject@gmail.com if you feel that your Alaskan community could benefit from The Winter Bear Project.

The Tribal Hall Hotel, Tanacross (2013)

The Tribal Hall Hotel, Tanacross (2013)