40th Annual Travel Raffle Prize Packages

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Grand Prize ~ Pure Gold ~ 1979
2 Alaska Airlines Ticket Vouchers and $2,000 Cash

2nd Prize ~ They Don’t Talk Back ~ 2017
2 1-Way Alaska Seaplanes Ticket Vouchers
Historic Skagway Inn 1-Night Stay for 2 + Alaska House $100 Gift Card
White Pass & Yukon Railway Summit Excursion for 2
Cake Studio Gift Basket
Spice Indian Cuisine Gift $25 Card

3rd Prize ~ Devilfish ~ 2019
Eaglecrest 2024-2025 10-visit pass
Allen Marine Whalewatch & Wildlife Quest for 2
Copper Whale Inn 1-Night Stay for 2 with Breakfast
2 Tickets to Anchorage Opera’s La Traviata
Juneau Waterfront Restaurants $100 Gift Card
Island Pub $100 Gift Card
Shoefly $100 Gift Certificate
2 Alaska Native Heritage Center Passes
Juneau Subway $20 Gift Card

4th Prize ~ Lost in Kubla Khan ~ 2002
Arctic Circle Fly-Drive Adventure for 2
Allen Marine Whalewatch & Wildlife Quest for 2
Westmark Fairbanks 1-Night Stay for 2
3 Bottles of Wine from the Triangle Club
2 Anchorage Museum Passes
Juneau Subway $20 Gift Card

5th Prize ~  Out of the Blue: an Alaskan Adventure ~ 1995
Coastal Helicopter’s Icefield Excursion for 2
Juneau Symphony Tickets for 2
2 Bottles of Wine from Specialty Imports
Nugget Alaska Outfitter Wine Bottle + $50 Gift Card
Seong’s $50 Gift Card
“All the Rain in Juneau” Print from Kindred Post
Juneau Subway $20 Gift Card

6th Prize ~ Moby Dick ~ 2001
Copper Whale Inn 1-Night Stay for 2 with Breakfast
Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Columbia Glacier Cruise for 2
2024 Wearable Art Sunday table for 4
Taku Smokeries $100 Gift Card
Juneau Subway $20 Gift Card

7th Prize ~ Wonderland ~ 1990
Baranof Hotel 1-Night Stay for 2 & a Bottle of Bubby
Major Marine Spring Wildlife Cruise for 2
Juneau Symphony Tickets for 2
Heritage Coffee Basket
2 Bottles of Wine from Specialty Imports
Nugget Alaska Outfitter Can Coolers + $50 Gift Card
Juneau Subway $20 Gift Card

8th Prize ~ The Night of the Iguana ~ 1988
Alaska’s Capital Inn Bed & Breakfast: 1-Night Stay for 2 with Breakfast
Forbidden Peak Brewing Company $25 Gift Card & Camping Hammock
Rookery $50 Gift Card & Mug
Spice Indian Cuisine $25 Gift Card
Juneau Subway $20 Gift Card

9th Prize ~ The Blue Bear ~ 2010
Goldbelt Tramway Premium Family Pass
Silverbow Inn 1-Night Stay for 2 with Breakfast
Island Pub $100 Gift Card
Juneau Subway $20 Gift Card

10th Prize ~ On the Razzle ~ 2002
Juneau Symphony Tickets for 2
A Night at the Movies for 2 at Glacier Cinema
Douglas Cafe $50 Gift Certificate
El Sombrero $40 Gift Card
Forbidden Peak Brewing Company $25 Gift Card
Louie’s Douglas Inn $25 Gift Card & T-Shirt
Juneau Subway $20 Gift Card

11th Prize ~ Boom! ~ 2010
TK Maguire’s $200 Gift Card
$30 Coppa Gift card & T-Shirt
Louie’s Douglas Inn $25 Gift Card &T-shirt
Juneau Subway $20 Gift Card

12th Prize ~ Proof ~ 2001
V’s Cellar Door $50 Gift Card
Alaska Robotics $20 Gift Card 
Juneau Subway $20 Gift Card

The 40th Annual Travel Raffle drawing will be held Wednesday the 17th of April 2024 in Douglas, Alaska.  One need not be present to win.  Chances of winning a prize are approximately 1:2500 per ticket purchased based on the sale of a maximum of 2500 tickets.

Pick.Click.Give & a Surviving to Thriving Update

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Dear Friend of Perseverance,

Thanks for supporting Perseverance Theatre in 2023!  It’s hard to believe, but here we are, already halfway through the first month of 2024.  That of course means it’s time to apply for your 2024 Permanent Fund Dividend.  When you apply for the 2024 Dividend, you can support professional theatre by and for Alaskans through the Pick.Click.Give Program!

Above and beyond the PFD, it is always possible for our supporters of professional theatre by and for Alaskans to help Perseverance adapt, innovate, and thrive as we create theatre for audiences to enjoy and learn from in a complex, evolving worldwith a direct donation.

With best wishes for peace, prosperity, safety, health, and happiness in 2024!

Yours gratefully,

Benjamin Brown
Development Director
Perseverance Theatre

Before the Year Ends, Help Perseverance Theatre Go From Surviving to Thriving!

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You can help Perseverance go From Surviving to Thriving!  Please donate today and double the impact of your donation!


An Anonymous Donor has offered a $100,000 MATCHING GRANT.  Perseverance needs YOU to UNLOCK THE MATCH!  Donate today to help Perseverance create professional theatre by and for Alaskans.  Thanks to those who have already donated to help Perseverance go …

FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING!

Join Us for a Talkback

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Guest Artist Talk Back on Saturday 12/2

Perseverance Theatre invites you to attend a talkback immediately following the performance of A Nice Indian Boy on Saturday 12/2 (approximately 9:20pm). This talkback is open to anyone who has purchased a ticket to any performance as well as those who attended our pay-as-you-can preview. Our panel includes Vinita Sud Belani Artistic Director of EnActe Arts and the director of A Nice Indian Boy, Susan McCully Associate Professor of Theatre at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Patty Gallagher Professor of Theatre Arts at University of California Santa Cruz, and Leslie Ishii Artistic director of Perseverance Theatre.

A Nice Indian Boy opens tonight and runs through December 17  on the Perseverance Theatre Mainstage in Juneau, Alaska.

On Giving Tuesday, help Perseverance Theatre go From Surviving to Thriving!

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You can help Perseverance go From Surviving to Thriving!  Please donate today and double the impact of your donation!

An Anonymous Donor has offered a $100,000 MATCHING GRANT.  Perseverance needs YOU to UNLOCK THE MATCH!  Donate today to help Perseverance create professional theatre by and for Alaskans.  Thanks to those who have already donated to help Perseverance go …

FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING!

Support professional regional theatre by and for Alaskans and keep Perseverance thriving!

Click here to donate to Perseverance!

Perseverance thanks all our supporters who have helped us survive and thrive through the past few years of unique and unprecedented challenges.

You can help Perseverance Theatre go from Surviving to Thriving!

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Please help Perseverance Theatre go from Surviving to Thriving!  Donate today and double the impact of your donation! Support professional theatre by and for Alaskans and keep Perseverance strong!

An Anonymous Donor has offered a $100,000 MATCHING GRANT.  Perseverance needs YOU to UNLOCK THE MATCH!  Donate today to help Perseverance Theatre create professional theatre by and for Alaskans.  Thanks to those who have already donated and let’s go from SURVIVING TO THRIVING!

Click here to donate to Perseverance!

CASTING CALL – Indecent

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Perseverance Theatre is officially accepting auditions for an upcoming production of Indecent by Paula Vogel, directed by Hannah Wolf. Those auditioning will receive sides and music  from the show and will be asked to submit a self-taped video for consideration.

The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2023. Only non-union contracts available.

This show will be produced and performed in Juneau and then transfer to Anchorage.

Juneau Rehearsals: Jan 9 – Feb 15, 2024

Juneau Performances: Feb 16 – Mar 3, 2024

Anchorage Rehearsals: Mar 12 – Mar 15, 2024

Anchorage Performances: Mar 15 – Mar 24, 2024

To request audition sides or to ask questions, please email casting@ptalaska.org.

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Set in the early 20th century, Indecent follows the true story of Sholem Asch’s controversial play, “God of Vengeance.” As this groundbreaking Yiddish work journeys from the stages of Europe to Broadway, it faces censorship and fierce opposition due to its lesbian protagonists. Through ensemble storytelling and evocative live music, Indecent explores the persecution of Jewish artists and the undeniable impact of work that pushes the boundary. This Tony Award-winning play will affirm the enduring power of art to provoke, inspire, and ultimately transform lives.

AUDITIONS:

Looking for non-union actors to play the roles listed on the following page. Those auditioning will be asked to submit a self-taped video of themselves with the sides and music from the show for consideration. Accompaniment will be provided with music.

Casting is open to actors of color, as well as non-binary, trans, and gender non-conforming actors regardless of the documented gender identity, race/ethnicity of the characters. Jewish actors are encouraged to apply. 

While the characters and story are based on real events – the play and production is not an accurate historical drama.

Please be aware that we cannot alter the pronouns used in the script so actors should be comfortable with the pronouns assigned to the character they are auditioning for.

CHARACTERS

The Stage Manager, LEMML – 30-50, Male, Any Race/Ethnicity (Ensemble Vocalist)

A passionate and curious stage manager, often underestimated by his peers, yet finds the strength to go on when others can’t. Must be able to sing, dance, and do/learn Yiddish accent.

The Ingénue, CHANA – 20-35, Female, Any Race/Ethnicity (Solo Vocalist) 

Plays several characters in the show. Must be able to differentiate between characters physically, vocally, and stylistically. Roles vary from upbeat, snobby, and eager. Must be able to sing, dance, and do/learn Yiddish and Lithuanian accents. Must be willing to engage in both same-gender and opposite-gender kisses, same-gender touching and get rained on onstage. There will be an intimacy director. Characters played: Rifkele, Young Madje Asch, Elsa, Immigrant, Reina/Ruth, Virginia, Bagelman Sister

The Ingénue, AVRAM – 20-35, Male, Any Race/Ethnicity (Ensemble Vocalist) 

Plays several characters in the show. Must be able to differentiate characters physically, vocally, and stylistically. Roles vary from excitable, worn out or hopeless, and naive. Must be able to sing, dance, and do/learn a Polish accent. Must be willing to engage in opposite-gender kissing. There will be an intimacy director. Characters played: Sholem Asch, Immigrant, Morris, Eugene O’Neill, John Rosen

The Middle, HALINA – 35-50, Female, Any Race/Ethnicity (Solo Vocalist)  

Plays several characters in the show. Must be able to differentiate characters physically, vocally, and stylistically. Roles vary from professional, nonchalant, and apprehensive. Must be able to sing,  dance, and learn/do a Yiddish accent. Must be willing to engage in same-gender kissing and touching, and get rained on onstage. There will be an intimacy director. Characters played: Manke, Immigrant, Freida, Deine/Dorothee, Dr. Hornig, and Bagelman Sister

The Middle, MENDEL – 35-50, Male, Any Race/Ethnicity (Solo Vocalist)

Plays several characters in the show. Must be able to differentiate characters physically, vocally, and stylistically. Roles vary from stubborn, authoritative, and explorative. Must be able to sing, dance, and learn/do a Yiddish accent, French, Spanish, and Chinese pronunciations. Characters played: Nakhmen, Immigrant, Harry, Officer Bailie, Rabbi Silverman

The Elder, OTTO – 50-65, Male, Any Race/Ethnicity (Ensemble Vocalist) 

Plays several characters in the show. Must be able to differentiate characters physically, vocally, and stylistically. Roles vary from boisterous, disappointed, and apologetic. Must be able to sing, dance, and learn/do German and Yiddish accents.  Characters played: Yekel, Mr. Peretz, Schildkraut, Immigrant, Bartender, Judge McIntyre, Older Scholem Asch

Please note that the role of The Elder / VERA has already been cast.

We hope to see your audition!

Please reach out to kferguson@ptalaska.org with any questions.

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 Angry Inch, with a book by John Cameron Mitchell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. First staged at Perseverance Theatre during their 2004-2005 season, this radical rock spectacle is revived on the Perseverance Mainstage for new and returning fans of the musical and production. Hedwig and The Angry Inch performs in Juneau September 15th, 2023 through October 1st, 2023. Anchorage performances will take place October 13th, 2023 through October 22nd, 2023

Next up in Juneau will be Madhuri Shekar’s intercultural rom-com, A Nice Indian Boy. Writing for HBO, Netflix, and ABC Studios, Shekar crafts a vibrant and touching intercultural rom-com that explores the complexities of family, tradition, and identity in A Nice Indian Boy. This title will perform in Juneau on the Perseverance Theatre Mainstage from December 1st through December 17th, 2023

Closing out their 45th season is Indecent, a play by previous Perseverance Theatre collaborator and internationally-acclaimed playwright Paula Vogel. Following the journey of Sholem Asch’s controversial play “God of Vengeance”, this powerful piece is the winner of two Tony Awards, including Best Direction of a Play in 2017. Indecent performs in Juneau from February 16th, 2024 until March 3rd, 2024. The production will travel to Anchorage for performances from March 15, 2024 through March 24th, 2024.  “Our Perseverance Theatre Team works with great care to select our seasons— we listen deeply and work to support the conversations that our communities are working to bring forward for a just and equitable world. We welcome everyone to celebrate our communities and the incredible artistry and talent of Alaska as we produce this 2023-2024 Season”, says Artistic Director Leslie Ishii. Information regarding Season Subscriptions, ticket sales, and other artists working on the production will be announced in the coming weeks.

Download the press release