Wanted: Producing director with mittens and a sense of adventure.
Tundra jokes aside, Perseverance Theatre in Douglas, AK is seeking a new producing director. The nonprofit, non-Equity theatre in the Juneau area is seeking a replacement for outgoing PD Joyce Parry Moore, who leaves in December to commit to teaching, performing and family.
The job is still open, artistic director Peter DuBois told Playbill On-Line Oct. 29 in a phone interview from the isolated Alaskan city, accessible by boat and plane but not easily by car.
Applications are being sought through Nov. 7 at Perseverance Theatre, 914 Third St., Douglas, AK. 99824. Call (907) 364-2421 Ext. 28 or fax (907) 364-2603.
Artistic director DuBois, who joined the company over the summer and directed Perseverance's current The Seagull, said the company works on "an artist-administrator model," encouraging the producing director to be artistically involved in productions. Perseverance serves 20,000 theatregoers annually. The producing director oversees long-term development, representing the company to funders, and works in tandem with DuBois, to "implement financial support" for the season. The theatre produces five annual productions and year-round programming.
DuBois will be in New York City in mid November for interviews.
Perseverance was founded in 1979 by Molly D. Smith, who is now artistic at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Paula Vogel, Pulitzer Prize-winner for How I Learned to Drive, has been linked to Perseverance for many years. How I Learned was written and developed while in residency at Perseverance. More than 40 new works have premiered at Perseverance since 1979.
-- By Kenneth Jones