Perseverance Theatre, Yaakoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School and the Artists-in-the Schools program will present the culmination of an eight-week project called WriteOn with an evening of student-written, one-act plays. High school students and local actors will present staged readings of five new scripts by Yaakoosgé teens at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, on the Perseverance Theatre Main Stage. The event is free and open to the public.
For the last eight weeks, Shona Strauser, theater teaching artist, has been working with Val Ringle’s literature class to instruct students in developing one-act plays. Five student-written plays were chosen by their peers to be read at an evening of new plays. They will be read by local adult theater artists.
The Artist In The Schools Program is made possible through a partnership between the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Rasmusson Foundation, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council and various funding sources in the schools.
This year the program has offered 14 arts residencies in Juneau School District focusing on mosaics, collage, video, puppetry, felting, theater, creative writing, charcoal drawings, oil painting, basket making, marimba playing, graphic design, and playwriting.