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 …

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 …

The Cyanide Ball – An inspiration for TREADWELL GOLD

amy Productions, Season 16-17

In one of our favorite moments in Treadwell Gold, the character of Hanna–in her role as the Independence Day Goddess of Liberty–recites a poem, “Turning Rock into Gold.” The source of the poem, courtesy of Sheila Kelly’s book came from the dance program from the 1910 “Cyanide Ball,” a dance in celebration of the technology that made mining in Treadwell possible. Here is the illustrated version of the poem as printed in the dance program in 1910. It’s the 1910 version of an infographic. In rhyming quatrains, of course.

See Treadwell Gold only through July 3 at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau. Tickets are available online, and by calling 907-463-TIXS.

Perseverance Theatre’s 2017-2018 Statewide Season

amy Press Releases, Productions, Season 17-18

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 …

Theatremaking that Crosses Generations

amy Current Projects, Featured, Productions, Season 16-17, Seasons

Cate Ross Returns to the Perseverance Mainstage Not Medea, the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere by Allison Gregory, features three actors: Shelley Virginia of Anchorage as “Woman,” Perseverance’s actor-in-residence Enrique Bravo as Jason, and long-time company member Cate Ross–the youngest member of the cast–as Chorus. Cate Ross, born in Juneau, is not new to Perseverance. In fact, she has been …

Enter the Audience: The Collaboration Continues at Peter and the Starcatcher

amy Current Projects, Featured, Productions, Season 16-17, Seasons

One of the fun things about Peter and the Starcatcher is the interaction between the ensemble on the stage and the audience in their seats. So last night, the first time that we had a big crowd in the theatre to watch the first preview, was an important moment for all the artists involved. The actors start to hear and feel …

A Swirl of Collaboration Brings Peter and the Starcatcher to Life

amy Current Projects, Featured, Productions, Season 16-17

Artistic director Art Rotch just spent his birthday in “tech.” I get the feeling that’s how he’d like it to be. For designers–the artists that create the world of the theatre through sound, lighting, set, paint, costume, props, and more–technical rehearsals are when everything is finally layered together in real time with the acting and movement on the stage. Art snapped …