Written by Vera Starbard
Directed by Leslie Ishii
In prehistoric Southeast Alaska, when humans and animals still talked and lived amongst each other, a monstrous sea creature destroys an entire village. Only the young girl Aanteinatu survives and is left to forge a new life among strangers. A mysterious wolf and an ethereal legend guide the child to find the wisdom and strength to become the woman of her destiny.

Devilfish has taken place with the support of the Mellon Foundation's National Playwright Residency Program, administered in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons.

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October 25 - November 3

907 - 263 – ARTS ( 2787 )

The Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
621 W 6th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501


Choreography DaxKilatch ka Xeetli.eesh

Sound Designer Ed Littlefield

Costume Designer Asa Benally

Scenic Designer Akiko Nishijima Rotch

Lighting Designer Art Rotch

North West Coast Arts Consultant Crystal Worl


Rio Alberto - Yinaahaat/Kashagoon

Jennifer Bobiwash* - Kunagoo

Skyler Ray Benson Davis - Wakeesh

Allison Hicks* - Fog Woman / Mother

Kenny Ramos - Tundataan

Erin Tripp - Aanteinatu

Emily Sera - Koontz

Alaska Native Artist

This production features numerous artists who have donated, loaned, and created pieces just for Devilfish. The whole play is lifted up by their creativity, skill, and generosity.

After experiencing their art throughout the play, we encourage you to visit these artist’s websites and social media pages and look into purchasing their beautiful work!

Eek Hit Tlingit Artists
Don, Linda, and Nathan Starbard
Hand carved items, woven cedar, button blankets, traditional Tlingit designs.

Abel Ryan
Tsimshian artist, wood carving.
Instagram: @alwysabel    Facebook: Abel Ryan

Chilton Silver and Gold
Doug Chilton
Tlingit artist, carver.

Crystal Worl
Tlingit/Athabascan artist who experiments with kiln-cast glass, printmaking, painting, and silversmithing, as well as working with fish skin, seal gut-skin, and furs.  -
Facebook: Trickster Company   -  Instagram: @crystalworl  -  @trickstercompany

Ed Littlefield
Tlingit freelance percussionist, educator, and composer.

DaxKilatch ka Xeetli.eesh
Lyle and Kolene James
Dance Group Leaders, song composers, choreographers.

Miranda Cook
Tlingit culinary artist.

Erika Tripp
Tlingit jewelry
Instagram: @busybeaverbeadwork

With special thanks to Marlene Johnson, Hoonah Indian Association, and Sealaska Heritage Institute for the loan of precious items.


September 20 - October 12

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Pay as you can preview:

  • Thursday September 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Regular Performances:

  • Friday, September 20, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, September 27, 2019, st 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, October 4, 2019, st 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 4:00 PM (post show discussion)
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM (Juneau Arts Night 50% price)
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, October 11, 2019, st 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 7:30 PM

907 - 463 - TIXS ( 8497 )

Perseverance Theatre
914 Third St.
Douglas, AK 99824