Perseverance Theatre announces 45th season in Juneau and Anchorage

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Perseverance Theatre, Alaska’s premiere regional theatre, will present three titles in Juneau and Anchorage for their 2023-2024 season. Led by Artistic Director Leslie Ishii, Perseverance Theatre’s 45th Anniversary Season will bring a cult musical revival, a Southeast-Asian romantic comedy, and a timely piece on censorship to Juneau and Anchorage.  Kicking off the season is the cult-classic musical, Hedwig and The …

PT Partners with UAA

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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. 

Sharing the Story

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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 …

Leslie Ishii Named Artistic Director

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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 …

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. …

The Sixth Annual One-Minute Play Festival

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March 17th & 18th at The Alaska Center For The Performing Arts The ALASKA ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to for its sixth year, in partnership with Perseverance Theatre, at the Alaska Center For The Performing Arts. The 6th Annual Alaska 1MPF runs two performances only; Sunday, March 17th & Monday, March 18th at 8pm. All performances are at 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 …

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 …

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 …