Workshop: Write With the Voice of Your Ancestors

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What does an Indigenous ceremony have to do with a commercially successful stage play? What part does traditional Alaska subsistence practice play in creating a popular national cartoon? Why does knowing your genealogy help in producing a print magazine? Find out with this two-part online workshop on April 20 & 22! Each session will last one hour. Vera Starbard, accomplished …

Building Community Awareness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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From the desk of Leslie IshiiArtistic Director, Perseverance Theatre Many are concerned that our Pan Asian and Pacific Islander/Native/Indigenous and Middle Eastern, North African and Arab communities continue to be at risk due to anti-Asian sentiment that is becoming more wide-spread since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. (PA/PI/N/I/MENAA=Pan Asian/Pacific Islander/Native/Indigenous/Middle Eastern, North African, Arab) As top federal and local …

Travel Raffle

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Perseverance Theatre’s 36th Annual Travel Raffle is still happening, and continues to offer a chance to win prizes donated by Alaska’s amazing business community and the drawing will still take place in compliance with relevant Alaska statutes and regulations as scheduled on Sunday, April 26th and will be livestreamed.  You can learn more about what is happening at Perseverance at and, for raffle tickets, …

Fun Home Postponed

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With deepest concern for the Alaska community, we are postponing all live performances of FUN HOME given the recommendations of the CDC and Alaska Department of Health & Social Services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are exploring options to bring this show to you remotely, and are hoping to have FUN HOME on our stage this fall. We …

Perseverance Theatre Merchandise including mugs, tshirts, and hoodies

Perseverance Merchandise Now Available

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Perseverance Theatre now has a Threadless store – – where you can buy Perseverance Theatre merchandise. We’ve got shirts, hoodies, onesies, mugs, and many more items available.

Anchorage Spring Break Camp

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Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13Anchorage SPRING BREAK ONSTAGE (ages 10-18) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Friday 7:30 Performance) in Grant Hall Auditorium, Alaska Pacific University Create your own original work of theatre completely from scratch! Students will be writing, casting, directing, designing, and presenting their very own brand-new short plays. We will dive headfirst into the art of theatre, experiencing it from …

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 …

A Community Conversation with Dr. Bob Urata

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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 …

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 …