Meet the Playwright: A Conversation with Vera Starbard Pt. 2

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With the holiday season behind us, you may be wondering, “How can I continue to enjoy Vera Starbard’s incredible work now that A Tlingit Christmas Carol has passed?” Trust me, we’ve all been there.  But fear not! With a seemingly unending list of exciting projects stacked up on her to-do list, there is no shortage of Vera Starbard writing to …

Meet the Playwright: A Conversation with Vera Starbard Pt. 1

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‘Tis the season! For evergreen trees and cookie decorating and singing? Sure! For gifts and colorful lights and snowmen? Absolutely! But most importantly, ‘tis the season for your holiday theatre favorite.  That’s right! This year, the multi-part virtual production of A Tlingit Christmas Carol by Vera Starbard is back at Perseverance Theatre, and we couldn’t be more excited. To celebrate …

CASTING CALL for FUN HOME

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CASTING CALL for Perseverance Theatre (Juneau, AK) production of FUN HOME – by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori – Directed by Hannah Wolf. Contract dates are March 15 through May 15. Looking for non-union actor/singer to play the role of HELEN BECHDEL – 40s, any race/ethnicity; Alison’s mother; frustrated, exhausted by her tumultuous marriage; has spent her life trying to …

The Golden Record: A Journey Through Space and Time

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On September 5, 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 1 space probe out of our atmosphere and into the cosmos. Fast forward 44 years to 2021. This is when I read Jared Michael Delaney’s sci-fi play Voyager One for the very first time, and I’ll admit, I had absolutely no idea what the Voyager 1 space probe even was. Or I …

Bringing Down The Heat: De-Escalation and Safety

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If you’ve ever worked in customer service before, then you definitely know what it’s like to face a challenging customer. Maybe someone’s order isn’t exactly how they’d like it. Or perhaps, they’re frustrated by the time it’s taking for them to be served. These days, it may even be someone who is upset that they have to wear a mask …

Leslie Ishii on KTOO

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Leslie Ishii and Sandy Fortier talk about how arts organizations in Juneau are working together to set guidelines for COVID safety during live performances.