In prehistoric Southeast Alaska, when humans and animals still talked and lived amongst each other, a monstrous sea creature destroys an entire village. Only the young girl Aanteinatu survives and is left to forge a new life among strangers. A mysterious wolf and an ethereal legend guide the child to find the wisdom and strength to become the woman of her destiny.Devilfish has taken place with the support of the Mellon Foundations National Playwright Residency Program, administered in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons.
News About Devilfish at Perseverance Theatre
Winners Announced For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Anchorage Awards! Perseverance Theatre Wins Theatre Of The Decade!
January 05, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Anchorage Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade!
Perseverance Theatre Presents A TLINGIT CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 08, 2020
It's the Alaska Native Scrooge you've never seen before! Tlingit and Dena'ina playwright Vera Starbard, known for the Peabody Award-winning children's animated program Molly of Denali and stage productions like last year's Devilfish has penned a modern take on the classic Dickens Christmas tale. Perseverance Theatre presents the online production of A Tlingit Christmas Carol as a gift to the community that has supported it for so long.
Perseverance Theatre Announces Fall 2020 Season
September 18, 2020
On September 1, Perseverance Theatre announced its lineup for the Fall 2020 Season, and like most of their offerings will be, the announcement was made via live-stream.
Leslie Ishii Named Perseverance Theatre Artistic Director
October 26, 2019
After an extensive search, Perseverance Theatre is pleased to announce the hiring of Leslie Ishii for the role of Artistic Director. Ishii has been serving as Interim Artistic Director since July, and has already energized the theatre with her initiative, ideas, and community-minded approach to leadership.
Perseverance Theatre Hosts World Premiere of DEVILFISH
October 21, 2019
Over 10 millennia ago, a giant sea creature a?" the Devilfish a?" destroys an entire village, and a young girl is the only survivor. She must make her way to a new village and figure out how to survive in a time when glaciers covered Alaska, mammoths wandered the land, and humans could still transform into animals at will.
Alaska Native Artist Awarded National Artist Residency Placement
October 04, 2019
In three years, Perseverance Theatre playwright-in-residence Vera Starbard has developed legendary worlds in prehistoric Tlingit country, adapted Jane Austen for Alaska village life, and interviewed dynamic Alaska Native leaders for biographical stories. Through the generosity of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Perseverance Theatre will be continuing its partnership with Starbard for at least three more years. The Mellon Foundation has extended Starbard's National Playwright Residency Program with Perseverance through June 2022, administered in partnership with HowlRound.
Perseverance Theatre Welcomes Frank Delaney and Leslie Ishii
July 04, 2019
Perseverance Theatre is happy to announce that Frank Delaney has joined the organization as the new managing director, and Leslie Ishii will serve as interim artistic director while the board conducts a search for a permanent leader for the role.
Art Rotch Steps Down as Artistic Director of Perseverance Theatre
June 24, 2019
Perseverance Theatre announces that Art Rotch, who has served as the organization's Artistic Director since 2008, and first came to Juneau to work at Perseverance in 1988, will transition out of his role as Artistic Director this summer.
Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS Closes Out Theatre's 40th Anniversary Season
May 06, 2019
An innocent bloomer blunder brings domestic chaos in Steve Martin's The Underpants, Perseverance Theatre's 40th anniversary season finale, running May 17-June 16.