Perseverance Theatre welcomes new managing director Joshua Midgett

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Perseverance Theatre, Alaska’s professional regional theatre company, has hired Joshua Midgett as its next managing director. Midgett will join the company’s leadership team this fall as Perseverance launches its 40th season, reporting to the Board of Directors alongside Art Rotch, who’s transitioning from his longtime role as executive artistic director to that of artistic director. “I can’t imagine one person …

Job Opening – Bookkeeper

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Perseverance Theatre seeks a part-time bookkeeper/office manager. Primary duties are entering financial transactions into Quickbooks and paying bills under supervision of experienced accountants and managers, light office management, phone answering. Hourly rate DOE with possibility for advancement in future years. Flexible hours. Candidates should email resume, letter and three references to info@ptalaska.org. EOE.

‘It was a dream’: Applause and thanks to departing staff

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This month we bid a fond farewell to two company stalwarts: director of operations Kathleen Harper, who’s accepted a new position with the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council as house manager for Centennial Hall; and finance and office manager Bryan Crowder, who’s moving to Los Angeles this fall to build his acting career. It’s impossible to overstate Kathleen’s contributions over …

Job Opening – Technical Director

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Perseverance Theatre (PT) in Juneau, Alaska seeks a Technical Director to work a full-time, year-round season. The position is open and ready to be filled. Start dates are flexible. The Technical Director must be hands-on and have a passion for managing and completing the mainstage scenic builds in coordination with the Scene Shop Forman. Candidates must have excellent skills in …

Black Box casting call for ‘Oleanna’

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Announcing an open casting call for a summer studio production of David Mamet’s 1992 drama Oleanna. Performances will be August 23-26 in the Phoenix Theatre, part of the Black Box series at Perseverance. Auditions will be by appointment: 1-5 p.m. Friday, July 27 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29. To audition, contact Enrique Bravo: 907-364-2421 ext. 239, …

STAR: We brake for Shakespeare!

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At a community meeting last week, our friends at the Douglas Island Neighbors Association and the Juneau Police Department discussed the issue of increased speeding around town–something we’ve noticed, too. The JPD can install temporary “speed vans” (portable radar signs telling drivers how fast they’re going) and try to patrol problem streets more often, but their resources are limited; we …

Stage set, funds in place for Perseverance Theatre’s 40th season

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Stage set, funds in place for Perseverance Theatre’s 40th season Supporters give Alaska’s professional regional company a new lease on life   JUNEAU, Alaska – Perseverance Theatre, Alaska’s professional regional theatre company, is staging a comeback this summer thanks to some visionary donors, while putting final touches on a lineup of American classics, captivating contemporary works, and Alaska originals. The …

STAR Performances Begin July 20

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Young actors sing, dance, mime, and perform Shakespeare on the Main Stage at Perseverance  JUNEAU, AK– Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous (STAR), Perseverance Theatre’s five-week youth acting program, provides theatrical training and performance opportunities to students aged 10-18 who are excited about theatre. In addition to rehearsals, STAR participants take daily workshops on voice, movement and acting technique, culminating in three …

Welcome Our New Director of Outreach and Engagement Julie York Coppens

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  Perseverance Theatre welcomes veteran theatre artist and journalist Julie York Coppens to the staff this week as Director of Outreach and Engagement. In this role, a new leadership position for Perseverance, Julie will oversee communications and youth programming, working to build audiences while widening and deepening the theatre’s community connections—particularly in Juneau, but also in Anchorage and across the …

We Are Rising

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We are rising. This story by KTOO’s Jacob Resneck hits the main points: staff and artists are back to work, 41 students are creating magic together with STAR, some generous friends and our tireless board of directors are shoring up the finances—and, at this 40-year milestone, we’re making some changes on- and off-stage to ensure a more sustainable future for …