Quick — how many U.S. presidents can you name? Brian Cook, director of UAA Department of Theatre and Dance’s current production of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents can name them all. Join Brian along with two of the actors from the show, Alexandra McCall and Taran Haynes this week on Stage Talk. 44 Plays for 44 Presidents is running in the UAA Fine Arts Building through October 11th.
KSKA: Friday, Oct. 9 at 2:45 p.m.
The 2012 Drama Desk Award winning play Tribes by Nina Raine is currently playing at Cyrano’s Theatre Company (9/18-10/11) and actors Ella Roelke, Marty Baumann and Carl Bright drop by Stage Talk this week to talk about the many facets of communication, miscommunication and new friendships.
KSKA: Friday, Oct. 2, at 2:45 p.m.
Perseverance Theatre of Juneau opens their Anchorage season with Sharr White’s two-person play Annapurna about a “bizarre reunion contain[ing] both rage and compassion, framing a story that rides the fine line of tragedy and comedy, laughter and loss.” Director Art Rotch, actor Rebecca George and Anchorage General Manager Josh Lowman come by Stage Talk this week to talk about the play performing at the PAC September 25-Oct 3.
KSKA: Friday, Sept. 25 at 2:45 p.m.
Fairbanks playwright Anne Hanley’s moving drama The Winter Bear about a young Alaskan Native’s struggle with suicide and his relationship with real-life Sydney Huntington of Galena has been touring around the state and makes a stop this weekend at Alaska Pacific University’s E. R. Brown Auditorium in Grant Hall. Anne, along with actors David Leslie (Wolf) and Cynthia Jones (Raven) stop by the studio this week on Stage Talk.
KSKA: Friday, Sept. 18, at 2:45pm
Perseverance Theatre of Juneau will be bringing a mix of new/old, straight/musical and comedy/drama to Anchorage this year. Josh Lowman, Anchorage general manager, drops by the studio this week to talk about what’s coming up.
KSKA: Friday, Sept. 11, at 2:45pm
How do you bring to life a classic play written in 1955 to a 2015 audience? Join Director Krista Schwarting, Actor Jake Beauvais and ACT’s Executive Director Sarah Athans this week on Stage Talk to find out how Anchorage Community Theatre is presenting William Inge’s Bus Stop, a compelling story about a group of people caught together in a small-town restaurant in Kansas during a blinding snowstorm.
KSKA: Friday, September, 4, at 2:45 p.m.
With long-time faculty members Tom Skore and David Edgcombe retired, UAA’s Department of Theatre and Dance has brought on three new professors. Join Chair Dan Anteau as he introduces the new faces of the department to Anchorage.
KSKA: Friday, August 28 at 2:45pm
Sandy Harper, Artistic Director for Cyrano’s Theatre Company, drops by to give an update on the “Ten Decades, Ten Plays” event Cyrano’s has been holding this summer to celebrate Anchorage’s Centennial as well as to give us a preview of their 2016 season this week on Stage Talk.
KSKA: Friday, August 21, at 2:45 p.m.
Co-founders and directors of the Anchorage Chamber Music Festival (currently in residence at Alaska Pacific University) Christine Harada Li and Nathaniel Pierce take time from their busy teaching and performing schedule to drop by the studio to let us know about this exciting and relatively new music fest.
KSKA: Friday, August 14, at 2:45 p.m.
KSKA: Friday, August 7, at 2:45pm
Seventy-five local young singers and dancers come together in The Music Machine’s 34th anniversary show this August 5-8th at the Discovery Theatre and co-Founder Janet Carr-Campbell along with performer Morgan Cruz drop by the studio this week to talk about all the hard work it takes to put on such an extravaganza.
KSKA: Friday, July 31, at 2:45pm
Stephanie Wonchala, Artistic Director for Pulse Dance Company drops by the studio this week to let us know what’s happening with the company and also what’s coming up next season.
KSKA: Friday, July 24. at 2:45 p.m.
KSKA: Friday, July 17, at 2:45 p.m.
Midnight Sun Theatre in association with Anchorage Community Theatre presents another show from the repertoire of the always hilarious and sometimes enlightening Reduced Shakespeare Company. This time it’s Western Civilization, the Complete Musical (abridged) running July 10th through August 1st at ACT. Director David Block and actor Alex Albrecht drop by the studio this week to let us know all about it.
KSKA: Friday, July 10, at 2:45pm
One of Anchorage’s favorite summer ventures is returning with Stories at the Cemetery (at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery) July 12th at 6:00pm. Bruce Kelly, historian and actor, along with actor Gigi Lynch drop by Stage Talk this week to tell us who we’ll “meet” this year.
KSKA: Friday, July 3, at 2:45 p.m.
Ten decades of a Centennial and a show for each decade. That’s Sandy Harper of Cyrano’s Theatre Company’s plan for the summer and she drops by the studio today to let us in on how she came up with the idea and how it’s going to work.
KSKA: Friday, June 26, at 2:45 p.m.
This week on Stage Talk we meet the new Executive Director of Alaska Theatre of Youth, Max Aronson. And along with Max, we talk with Amanda Boger, ATY’s Musical Director and find out what’s happening with this year’s Summer Conservatory. ATY‘s Summer Conservatory Festival of Plays runs June 26th and 27th at UAA’s Fine Arts Building Main Stage.
KSKA: Friday, June 19, at 2:45 p.m.
Meet Sara Athans, the new Executive Director at Anchorage Community Theatre, hear about her plans for the theatre and find out what’s playing in a preview of next year’s season this week on Stage Talk.
KSKA: Friday, June 12, at 2:45 p.m.
Join actors Aaron Wiseman and Colby Bleicher as they talk about the challenges of playing characters who in turn play characters in the multi-layed and riveting play about dominance, power and sexual tension, Venus in Fur by David Ives, being presented by Cyrano’s Theatre Company. The play performs May 29th through June 13th with curtain at 7pm Thursday through Sunday (note additional performance Sunday evenings) and 3pm on Sunday. The play was inspired in part by the novella Venus in Fur by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.
KSKA: Friday, June 5, at 2:45 p.m.
Kristen Doogan, co-owner, performer and director of one of Anchorage’s most popular improv groups, Scared Scriptless joins Stage Talk today to talk about the history of the company, the nature of Improvisation and just what goes on in the heads of all those improv actors as they “make up” hilarious scenes at the drop of a hat. Scared Scriptless performs this Saturday, 5/23 at the Snow Goose Performing Arts Theatre.
KSKA: Friday, May 22, at 2:45 p.m.