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Southeast grown: Erin Tripp

...thought I'd mess up or be judged."A year or so after Erin's stage debut with Early Scholars, Perseverance Theatre Artistic Director Art Rotch was looking for a young Alaska Native actor to participate in "Eight Stars of Gold" a play commemorating...
Perseverance announces its '05-'06 lineup

Perseverance Theatre artistic director PJ Paparelli put together the schedule for the theater's 2005-06 season hoping to create a season that discussed issues relevant...
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Artistic director DuBois to leave Perseverance

Perseverance Theatre artistic director Peter DuBois has announced his departure from the theater to assume the job of associate producer at New York's Public Theatre...
Transgender transformation

Almost five years ago, former Perseverance Theatre artistic director Peter DuBois approached Juneau singer-actor Rory Merritt Stitt with the idea of playing Hedwig, the transsexual rock star in...
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Perseverance artistic director to leave Juneau for Chicago

Perseverance Theatre Artistic Director PJ Paparelli knew he wasn't going to extend his four-year contract when it expired at the end of the 2007-08 season. But...
For director, theater and cast, the woods are magic

For his directorial debut at Perseverance Theatre, Artistic Director PJ Paparelli has chosen William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," one of the Bard's few plays that sprung directly...
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Olympia Dukakis gives a glimpse of the acting life

...30 p.m. next Thursday at the 20th Century Twin Theatre downtown. Following the lecture, Perseverance Theatre Artistic Director Peter DuBois will interview Dukakis and moderate a question-and-answer session with the audience. "I think...
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Beyond Heritage returns

...12 Alaska Natives to share their particular dance styles, songs and interpretations of Raven. Perseverance Theatre Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and Outreach Director Ishmael Hope traveled across the state in the fall and winter of 2005 documenting...
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Theater season's theme: Go big

...associated with V-Day, an international movement dedicated to ending violence against women. Perseverance Theatre Artistic Director Peter DuBois said the Perseverance production is affiliated with a branch of that movement led by Native American...
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Perseverance to bring plays to Anchorage

...Perseverance's goal is to be a professional theatre by and for Alaskans," said Art Rotch, Perseverance Theatre artistic director in a press release. "We remain committed to training and retaining Alaskan talent to work on and behind the...


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