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 …

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. …

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 …

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day

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Dear Theatre Friends, Earlier this year, Gov. Walker signed a law recognizing the second Monday of October as Indigenous People’s Day. This was a holiday formerly recognized as Columbus Day, which Perseverance Theatre has not taken as a recognized holiday because we felt it was not respectful to the indigenous people of our land to do so. In light of …

Announcing Dates in Juneau and Anchorage for The World Premiere of Snow Child

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The Snow Child, Perseverance Theatre’s Co-Production with Arena Stage to debut in Alaska in 2018
A world premiere musical based on the novel by Eowyn Ivey and Directed by Perseverance Theatre founder, Molly Smith.

The Snow Child runs in Anchorage, May 25-27, 2018, and in Juneau, June 9-10, 2018, as a kick-off to Perseverance Theatre’s Ruby Anniversary Season. Tickets to this limited engagement are available now as a part of the Perseverance Theatre subscription package by calling 907-463-TIXS, or online for Anchorage subscriptions.

Perseverance Theatre’s 2017-2018 Statewide Season

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World Premieres, Classics, Comedies, and two Alaskan playwrights featured in Perseverance Theatre’s 2017-2018 season Perseverance Theatre set to begin 39th season of professional theatre by and for Alaskans Perseverance Theatre has crafted a statewide season of professional theatre designed to entertain and delight Alaskan audiences and feature new and classic works, favorite and exciting new actors.The season includes two new works …

A Letter from Artistic Director Art Rotch

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Dear Friends, We are as shocked and saddened as anyone to learn of the serious allegations regarding one of our actors, Jack Dalton. The fact that Mr. Dalton is alleged to have preyed on a child, while participating as an actor in a play that depicts the damage such behavior does to families and communities, adds to the difficulty of …

STAR 2016

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STAR 2016 Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous Rehearsals and performances at Perseverance Theatre Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous (STAR), Perseverance Theatre’s five-week youth acting program, provides theatrical training and performance opportunities to students who are excited about theatre. It is time to register for Perseverance Theatre’s Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous! Work with local and out-of-town professional directors and designers on one of …