Sharing the Story

Lewis Chapman Current Projects, Education, News, Press Releases

Perseverance Theatre is excited to announce the launch of the Sharing the Story program, a new initiative designed to engage underserved populations throughout Alaska. Through this program, organizations, businesses, and individuals can purchase blocks of tickets for use by communities that can relate to the story and themes of a particular show but might otherwise be unable to attend. Sharing …

A Community Conversation with Dr. Bob Urata

Lewis Chapman News, Productions

Join us after our show on Thursday, December 5, for a conversation with Dr. Bob Urata, physician at Valley Medical Center and Perseverance Theatre Board Member, about With and the complexities of end-of-life care. Joining Bob will be Jennifer Carson, Director of Hospice and Home Care at Catholic Community Service. Dr. Bob Urata was born in Wrangell, AK. He received …

Leslie Ishii Named Artistic Director

Lewis Chapman News, Press Releases

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 …

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

Julie Coppens News

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 …

World premiere WHALE SONG runs Feb. 1-23 in Juneau

Julie Coppens News, Productions

A daughter of the Arctic confronts her destiny in Whale Song, a world-premiere play by Cathy Tagnak Rexford (Iñupiaq), performing Feb. 1-23 at Perseverance Theatre, Alaska’s professional regional theatre company. The production, directed by Madeline Sayet (Mohegan), also performs March 8-17 at the Alaska Center for Performing Arts in Anchorage. Soon after a baby is born in a small Arctic …

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 …

Love Poetry Slam

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Perseverance Theatre and 49th State Brewing Co. Present Poetry Slam – The Love Sessions Wednesday April 18th, 2018 – Door at 6pm, Slam at 7pm. at the 49th State Brewing Co. @ 3rd and G. Master of Ceremony – Trey Parker Guest Judges Shyanne Beatty – Alaska Native Heritage Center Don Megga – radio host Daryl Schaff – theatre personality …