The Power of Sharing Language

Tristan Cameron Blog, Featured

The Opening the Box of Knowledge talkback after the performance on October 13th was incredibly heartwarming and eye opening. Qacung Blanchett and President Richard Peterson of Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska were the hosts for the evening. Together with the cast members they sat  down to  discuss the world premiere of Frank Katasse’s Where the Summit Meets the Stars and connect about their shared love of theater, representation of native voices in modern media, and enjoy each other’s presences. 

Storytelling Workshop with Frank Henry Kaash Katasse

joshua Education, Featured

Join UAA Alaska Native Studies, UAA Department of Theatre and Dance, and Perseverance Theatre on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH at 3:00 PM in the Harper Studio for a free storytelling workshop with Frank Henry Kaash Katasse.  About the Artist: Frank Henry Katasse, whose Tlingit name is Kaash, is Alaska Native from the Tsaagweidí Tlingit clan . Frank is an actor, author, director, …

PT Partners with UAA

joshua Featured, News, Press Releases

Perseverance Theatre is excited to partner with the University of Alaska: Anchorage Department of Theatre and Dance to bring professional theatre by and for Alaskans to the UAA Fine Arts Building Mainstage. Together, Perseverance Theatre and UAA will co-produce Kate Hamill’s Little Women, directed by Cara Hinh, and Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap directed by Leslie Ishii, Artistic Director of Perseverance Theatre. 

Meet the Playwright: A Conversation with Frank Henry Kaash Katasse

Irene Martinko Blog, Featured

Playwright, author, screenwriter, actor, educator, director… Tlingit theatre artist Frank Henry Kaash Katasse is certainly a multi-talented guy! And in just over a month, his brand new play Where the Summit Meets the Stars will receive its world premiere production on the Perseverance Theatre mainstage. 

Theatre Made Me Trans: An Out & Proud Playwright

Seth Coppens Blog, Featured

Theatre made me trans.  No, but seriously, if I hadn’t been introduced to theatre, I would be a different person. And that person would be very unhappy and unable to make sense of who they are.  Before I learned how to write, five-year-old me used Broadway cast recordings of Les Misérables, Urinetown, and Fiddler on the Roof as a means …

An Alaska-Wide Time Capsule: Where Will We Be Ten Years From Now?

Irene Martinko Blog, Featured

It’s been a long journey since Covid first struck, and though it’s not over, it does feel good to say that we at Perseverance have completed our first full season of in-person theatre since March of 2020.  We’ve had to be flexible, cautious, optimistic, and we worked hard to make it happen as safely as possible. And when we opened …


joshua Casting Calls, Featured

Perseverance Theatre is officially accepting auditions for our upcoming production. Those auditioning will receive sides from the show and will be asked to submit a self-taped video. The deadline for submissions is July 24th. Only non-union contracts available. Anchorage Rehearsals: Oct 27 – Dec 1, 2022Anchorage Performances: Dec 2 – Dec 18, 2022 Juneau Rehearsals: Mar 28 – Apr 6, …

STAR 2022

joshua Education, Featured

This summer, we welcome students back to the Main Stage for Perseverance Theatre’s 2022 Summer Theatre Arts Rendesvouz (STAR) Summer Camp. Join us on Douglas from July 18th through August 6th for workshops, games, and the premiere of an ORIGINAL WORK for young artists. HALF-DAY CAMP (Students Ages 7 to 12) – $150FULL-DAY CAMP (Students Ages 12 – 18) – …