Raffle Drawing Livestream

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Who will win the grand prize of $2,000 and TWO TICKETS anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, and all the other fabulous prizes donated by amazing Alaskan businesses?

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 …

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. …

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 …

‘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 …

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 …

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 …