Category Archives: Juneau, AK

Winds of Change: “the road weeps, the well runs dry” Continues to Affect Change in Alaska

For the past few weeks, the Taku winds have been blowing through Perseverance Theatre’s home in Douglas, Alaska. The gusts are strong enough to shake homes and keep neighbors up at night. The energy around the theatre, with the ongoing … Continue reading

Posted in Juneau, AK, Volume XI. Mar-April 2014 |
Widening our Welcome, Progress on Perseverance Outreach

In Douglas, Alaska, the new year sweeps in with a wild, cold gust from the Juneau Icefield. The challenges of winter are upon us and the Perseverance spirit continues on, pressing forward with the season and the changes it brings. … Continue reading

Posted in Juneau, AK, Volume X. Dec-Feb 2014 |
Treasures Abound

After a few years in Juneau, the incredible grace and beauty of the natural environment can seem ordinary. Summer evenings driving around town for the chance to photograph bears turn into rushed fall mornings picking up trash dragged across neighborhood … Continue reading

Posted in Juneau, AK, Volume IX. Oct-Nov 2013 |
Shifting Values, Shifting Practice

Community engagement is finding new life and new rhythm as Perseverance Theatre prepares for its 2013-2014 season. Drawing from the experience and excitement of building an audience for the road weeps, the well runs dry, theatre staff are preparing a … Continue reading

Posted in Juneau, AK, Volume VIII. August-September 2013 |
Discovering the “road weeps”

The road weeps, the well runs dry opened on May 3rd at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska, running for four weeks in the most challenging slot of the mainstage season. April snow birthed a late spring, which bloomed with a … Continue reading

Posted in Juneau, AK, Volume VII. May-July 2013 |
Local Actors Explore the Language & Relationships of The Road Weeps

For three days at the beginning of March, Perseverance Theatre hosted a workshop in preparation for the world premier of the road weeps, the well runs dry. This event provided an opportunity for Juneau actors, including Austin Tagaban and Erin … Continue reading

Posted in Juneau, AK, Volume VI. Jan-April 2013 |
Preparation

JUNEAU, AK. Perseverance Theatre announced its 2012-2013 season this spring, which will include the road weeps, the well runs dry. Subscription orders are already rolling in for this much anticipated play and season. Marketed with a focus on its beautiful … Continue reading

Posted in Juneau, AK, Volume V. July-August 2012 |
The Artists Speak, Each Story Opens Hearts

Marcus Gardley arrived in Juneau, Alaska last March, enhancing Perseverance Theatre’s celebration of The Land Marks Festival, a week-long exploration on the themes of place, identity and culture in theatre. In this time, Perseverance was able to have a reading … Continue reading

Posted in Juneau, AK, Volume IV. May-June 2012 |
The Land Marks Festival welcomes The Road Weeps

The cast of A Raisin in the Sun filled a table last February 18 at the Black Awareness Association’s soul food dinner. Over heaping plates of BBQ ribs, fried chicken, catfish, collard greens, potato salad and cornbread, the theatre artists … Continue reading

Posted in Juneau, AK, Volume III. Mar-April 2012 |
An interview with
Perseverance Theatre’s
Artistic and Education Directors

On a recent snowy morning, I had the opportunity to interview Art Rotch and Shona Strauser, the Artistic Director and Education Director at Perseverance Theatre. These fabulous individuals have been building momentum for three upcoming productions: Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in … Continue reading

Posted in Juneau, AK, Volume II. Jan-Feb 2012 |