Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Proof opens Friday March 9 at Anchorage Community Theatre. Lead actress, Lindsey Lamar who plays Catherine and ACT's executive director, Bill Cotton join hosts Jean and Steve this week on Stage Talk. This play contains some adult language. KSKA: Friday 3/2 at 2:45 pm
Perseverance Theater of Juneau kicks of its first season of plays in Anchorage with The Blue Bear based on the book by Lynn Schooler. Lynn and sister Lou Ann who adapted the book into a play join Stage Talk host Jean Paal to talk about The Blue Bear opening at the Syndney Laurence theater tonight. KSKA: Friday 2/10 at 2:45 pm
Written in 1907, The Playboy of the Western World caused riots when it opened in the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. UAA students and actors Caleb Bourgeois and Jessica Brown stop by to talk about the show opening at UAA on February 10 this week on Stage Talk. KSKA: Friday 2/3 at 2:45 pm
This week on Stage Talk, Jack Dalton and Leslie Ward stop by to talk about the 18th annual Under :30 opening at Out North next weekend. This year there will be three under 30 minute plays showcasing new works of Alaskan artists. Leslie Ward talks about her performance art piece centered on a tragic incident she experienced as teacher in the Bush.
KSKA: Friday 1/20 at 2:45 pm
After 31 years of professional theater in Juneau, Perseverance Theatre will run it's first season of plays in Anchorage in 2012. This week Stage Talk, artistic director, Art Rotch and Bostin Christopher stop by to talk about the history of the Perseverance Theatre and the two shows coming to the Performing Arts Center in February and April of 2012. KSKA: Friday 12/16 at 2:45 pm
Last week residents begin checking into Karluk Manor, the newly converted motel that is now a housing complex for chronic alcohol abusers, in particular those living on the streets, temporary shelters or illegal campsites. For the residents, the facility represents warmth, safety, a new chance and some rules.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... on stage. This week on Stage Talk directors from Alaska Theater of Youth (ATY) and Alaska Fine Arts Academy stop by to talk about the spirit of giving spreading on and off stage and their respective Christmas shows kicking off this weekend and next. Friday 12/2 at 2:45 pm
A nationally known life coach and educator is in Anchorage as the guest of local advocacy groups "Healing Racism in Anchorage" "and Bridge Builders". Brent Scarpo also produced a documentary dealing with hate crimes that captured national headlines a decade ago., and he'll be hosting workships aimed at helping people diffuse racism and bullying.
This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, an interview with UAA professor Dr. Rob Crosman, Shakespeare buff and ultra-expert on everything Shakespeare. Learn little-known factoids about Shakespeare, his work, and his still-powerful impact on us today. KSKA: Monday 10/31 at 1:00 pm
This week on Stage Talk, host Jean Paal chats with Shane Mitchell and Billy Worthy about TBA's two upcoming Halloween productions. For the little ones, Frankie Stein Junior takes science fair projects to new heights. Dracula audiences on the other hand can expect a good scare with lots biting, blood and fangs. The original Dracula script was written by director, Shane Mitchell. KSKA: Friday 10/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Two man cast: Ted Carney (left) and DJ Rotach (right) at VPA rehearsals in Wasilla. Photo by Joyce Martin, JAG Creations. Just in time for Halloween, a ghost play, The Woman in Black opens next week at Valley Performing Arts. Executive director of VPA, Garry Forrester joins hosts Mark and Jean to discuss this spine tingling thriller, sure to leave you spooked. KSKA: Friday 10/7 at 2:45 pm
It’s been just about two months since the residents of Bristol Bay and Dutch Harbor have seen an issue of their community newspapers. The new owner pushed back the publication dates of the papers and announced that when they do come out they will be combined into one newspaper.
Nancy Pearl is a librarian with an action figure. She helped start a movement to get communities to read together. And she’s written top selling books about what books to read. Pearl joins host Charles Wohlforth on Hometown, Alaska to talk about how one Seattle librarian made books exciting and current in an era when how we read and use libraries is changing rapidly. Wednesday 10/5 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Local baton twirlers, plate spinners, clowns, puppeteers and jugglers will all come together on stage for Cyrano's upcoming production of Carnival. There is a juggling coach, magic coach, and voice coach - Janet Carr-Campbell who works with the puppeteers. This week on Stage Talk, Janet joins hosts Mark and Jean along with director, Bill Fabris. KSKA: Friday 9/30 at 2:45 pm
Whether it’s rising food prices, health concerns, sustainability goals or a desire for high quality ingredients, the rush is on for local food in Alaska. Now is the time when Community Supported Agriculture producers look over the results of this year’s season and begin taking on clients for next year.
When ACT presented this play in 1959, horror film-actor Boris Karloff starred as Johnathan, a fool hardy murderer working with his two elderly aunts Abby and Martha. Local actress, Linda Benson who plays aunt 'Martha' and director, Kevin Bennett join hosts Mark and Jean on Stage Talk to talk about ACT's latest production on Arsenic and Old Ace, opening Friday, Sept. 30. KSKA: Friday 9/23 at 2:45 pm
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