Leslie Ishii Named Artistic Director

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Visionary national leader brings her skills, passion to Alaska theatre Juneau, AK (October 26, 2019): After an extensive search, Perseverance Theatre is pleased to announce the hiring of Leslie Ishii for the role of Artistic Director. Ishii has been serving as Interim Artistic Director since July, and has already energized the theatre with her initiative, ideas, and community-minded approach to …

DEVILFISH Anchorage Press Release

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For immediate release  A Play for the AgesAlaska Native play goes back 10,000 years to seek adventure, romance, and difficult lessons of growing into a leader Anchorage, AK (October 9, 2019)  – Over 10 millennia ago, a giant sea creature – the Devilfish – destroys an entire village, and a young girl is the only survivor. She must make her way …

A Change to Our 2019/2020 Season

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Dear Friends, We felt the need to be responsive in order to be respectful of the communities and partners we serve and so highly value.  We say to you, our patrons and partners, we are grateful for your feedback regarding One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and we have heard you! After much consideration, and consultation with members of our …

Avast, me hearties!

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STAR students to perform epic adventuresBloody Blackbeard and Pericles, July 19-21 at Perseverance Theatre; composer Laurelyn Dossett bound for Juneau Legendary heroes and villains conquer the seas and cross the galaxy in a pair of epic adventures performing July 19-21 at Perseverance Theatre, by the students of STAR: the swashbuckling new musical Bloody Blackbeard, written by Preston Lane with songs …

Perseverance Theatre welcomes Frank Delaney and Leslie Ishii

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Juneau, Alaska – Perseverance Theatre is happy to announce that Frank Delaney has joined the organization as the new managing director, and Leslie Ishii will serve as interim artistic director while the board conducts a search for a permanent leader for the role. After completing his M.F.A. in acting, Delaney worked as an actor and fight choreographer throughout the Midwest. …

Artistic Director Search

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  full-time, exempt position Perseverance Theatre is seeking a dynamic and visionary Artistic Director to serve in beautiful Southeast Alaska. The Artistic Director will oversee the artistic vision and direction of the theatre while working collaboratively with the Managing Director, board and staff. Perseverance Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre located across from Alaska’s capital city of Juneau on scenic …

Perseverance Theatre Artistic Director Art Rotch departing this summer

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Perseverance Theatre announces that Art Rotch, who has served as the organization’s Artistic Director since 2008, and first came to Juneau to work at Perseverance in 1988, will transition out of his role as Artistic Director this summer.   A Boston-born New Englander, Art is a graduate of Harvard University and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he and his …

Perseverance Theatre announces winners of our 35th Annual Travel Raffle

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Paitton Reid of Soldotna had the winning ticket and will receive the Grand Prize—two round-trip tickets from Alaska Airlines, plus $2,000 in cash—in the Travel Raffle, Perseverance Theatre’s annual fundraiser, which concluded Tuesday, June 18, with a drawing celebration co-hosted by The Island Pub on Douglas. This year’s raffle, with a dazzling array of prizes donated by corporate sponsors and …

Steve Martin’s uproarious comedy THE UNDERPANTS plays May 17-June 16

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An innocent bloomer blunder brings domestic chaos in Steve Martin’s The Underpants, Perseverance Theatre’s 40th anniversary season finale, running May 17-June 16. When Louise, a young beauty attending a royal parade, finds that her unmentionables have fallen down around her ankles, she makes a hasty exit and assumes no harm done—but her priggish husband is mortified. How will his dead-end …

2019-2020 Season Auditions

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All skill levels welcome! Perseverance Theatre’s 2019-20 Season: Devilfish (World Premiere) By Vera Starbard One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, By Dale Wasserman A Christmas Carol, By Arlitia Jones / Michael Evan Haney (Anchorage) With (World Premiere) By Carter W. Lewis Fun Home, By Jeanine Tesori/Lisa Kron The Winter Bear Project (Touring), By Anne Hanley   15-Minute Audition Slots Available: …