Black Box casting call for ‘Oleanna’

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Announcing an open casting call for a summer studio production of David Mamet’s 1992 drama Oleanna. Performances will be August 23-26 in the Phoenix Theatre, part of the Black Box series at Perseverance. Auditions will be by appointment: 1-5 p.m. Friday, July 27 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29. To audition, contact Enrique Bravo: 907-364-2421 ext. 239, …

STAR: We brake for Shakespeare!

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At a community meeting last week, our friends at the Douglas Island Neighbors Association and the Juneau Police Department discussed the issue of increased speeding around town–something we’ve noticed, too. The JPD can install temporary “speed vans” (portable radar signs telling drivers how fast they’re going) and try to patrol problem streets more often, but their resources are limited; we …

Stage set, funds in place for Perseverance Theatre’s 40th season

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Stage set, funds in place for Perseverance Theatre’s 40th season Supporters give Alaska’s professional regional company a new lease on life   JUNEAU, Alaska – Perseverance Theatre, Alaska’s professional regional theatre company, is staging a comeback this summer thanks to some visionary donors, while putting final touches on a lineup of American classics, captivating contemporary works, and Alaska originals. The …

STAR Performances Begin July 20

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Young actors sing, dance, mime, and perform Shakespeare on the Main Stage at Perseverance  JUNEAU, AK– Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous (STAR), Perseverance Theatre’s five-week youth acting program, provides theatrical training and performance opportunities to students aged 10-18 who are excited about theatre. In addition to rehearsals, STAR participants take daily workshops on voice, movement and acting technique, culminating in three …

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 …

We Are Rising

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We are rising. This story by KTOO’s Jacob Resneck hits the main points: staff and artists are back to work, 41 students are creating magic together with STAR, some generous friends and our tireless board of directors are shoring up the finances—and, at this 40-year milestone, we’re making some changes on- and off-stage to ensure a more sustainable future for …

Perseverance Theatre 2018 Travel Raffle Winners!

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2018 PT Raffle Results! Thanks to everyone that bought a ticket. We will be contacting you this week about collecting prizes. Grand Prize: Jamie Nelson 2nd: Danielle Meier 3rd: Andrea Watts 4th: Maila Bischoff 5th: Anne Post 6th: Lynn Hirschi 7th: Luke Metcalfe 8th: Kristi Peel 9th: Krista Schaefer 10th: Ellen Ferguson 11th: Deborah Naspinsky 12th: Spencer Biegel 13th: Bob …

Cancellation of Alaska Dates for Snow Child

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Dear Friends and Supporters, Today we made the tough decision to cancel the Alaska dates for the world premiere of Snow Child. Perseverance Theatre stands by its reputation to create professional, high-quality theatre productions. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to meet the logistical needs this beautiful production deserves in order to stay true to our mission and the …

The Winter Bear in Anchorage

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Get Tickets RED DOG MINE presents Perseverance Theatre’s production of The Winter Bear A PLAY BY ANNE HANLEY Inspired by the life of Koyukon Athabascan elder Sidney Huntington Sunday, April 15 and Monday April 16 at 7:00 pm

Young Company to perform Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology

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Tales from the Nine Worlds: Selections from Neil Gaiman’s NORSE MYTHOLOGY  Adapted and directed by Julie York Coppens  Odin and Thor, Loki and Idun — the colorful gods and goddesses of Asgard, and the motley creatures they like to mess with, have always held a special fascination for master storyteller Neil Gaiman (Neverwhere, Coraline, American Gods). His latest book, just …