Engaging with Communities

If you have links to articles, resources and other materials that you think may be useful to the arts and culture sector in Alaska as we navigate the current circumstances, please contact ASCA Community Arts Program Director Charlie Sears at charles(dot)sears(at)alaska.gov. Stay well, and we are grateful for all that you do! (lastest update: 6/19/2021 – Resources are ordered from newest to oldest)

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  • Thursday – July 22, 2021 Jessica Williams and Maggie Quarton in Always… Patsy Cline Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true storyDirected by Kyle Schneider
    Assisted by Linda Ellsworth and Jennifer NortonAt the Pratt Museum Park – All Shows at 7:00 PM

    Always…Patsy Cline, written and originally directed by Ted Swindley and filled with the wonderful music of Patsy Cline, is the real life story of her friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Seger befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her untimely death just two years later. The musical play captures the unique camaraderie between the women, complete with down home country humor, and true emotion and includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all. The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.” https://pieronetheatre.org/

  • SATURDAY AT 2 PM AKDT – 3:30 PM AKDT – July 24, 2021The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap actors weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was London’s longest-running comedy. http://fairbanksshakespeare.org/home.aspx 
  • TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2021 AT 4 PM AKDT – 5 PM AKDT – No-Sew T-shirt Bag
    Have an old T-shirt laying around? Need a good beach bag? Stop in and learn the ancient craft of t-shirt bags. Bring in an old T-shirt or one will be provided.  https://www.facebook.com/events/356663309188201 
  • FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021 AT 7 PM AKDT – 9 PM AKDT – Into the Woods -Sitka Fine Arts Camp’s Musical Theater Camp will present Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31.James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.


  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2021 AT 7 PM AKDT – The STAR (Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous) Showcase –The STAR (Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous) Showcase is a culmination of the 2.5-week STAR theatre camp for youth ages 12–18. Both in-person and virtual students will develop their own performance piece with the guidance and mentorship of Teaching Artists.The showcase will be live-streamed and in-person at our our home theatre in Douglas, AK. https://www.facebook.com/events/297713552068892
  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2021 AT 6 PM AKDT –  Alaska Women Speak Celebration
    -Celebrate the essays, poetry, photos, and art in this engaging anthology, a legacy of 25 years of the Alaska Women Speak journal. Join contributors and editors for an evening of readings, discussion, and refreshments. https://www.facebook.com/events/1210775906091714
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2021 AT 12 PM AKDT – 3 PM AKDT – Best Blueberry Dish Contest -Submit up to 2 dishes, 3 servings each between 12:00 and 3:00 pm on Friday, August 6th!! Free to enter, preregistration not required. Please bring allergy information with you at drop-off. Get those recipes perfected and turned in by 3:00 pm SHARP Friday, August 6th! First, second, and third place will be awarded to the Best Blueberry Dish! Dishes can be savory or sweet, but must be your original recipe and contain BLUEBERRIES!!!!! First place will be featured on the menu of the New York Cafe the rest of the month of August! Deadline August 6, 2021, 3:00 pm https://www.ketchikanarts.org/ 

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