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COMBINING VISUAL IMAGERY WITH THE WRITTEN WORD

May 2, 2019

When you first meet Anchorage-based photographer Kerry Tasker its hard to reconcile his calm, collected demeanor with the vibrant, quirky images he creates. Never spotted without a hat and a flannel shirt, Tasker is a skilled photographic assassin who has a knack for capturing candid moments of jubilation. As it turns out, he’s also skilled a...

May 2, 2019

As Devlin explains it, the intensity of action in Python’s scenes exist on a very specific scale between one and ten. A character can never be semi-mad, they have to be completely outraged or the comedy of the interaction will be undercut. Similarly, the other characters in the scene must have a noticeably calm demeanor to balance the scales...

March 19, 2019

Stories about a sharp-fanged, body-snatching alien who bites his victim’s heads off isn’t exactly a conventional bedtime story for a young child. But then again, Lucas Elliott wasn’t an average kid.

February 16, 2019

Q&A with Sankofa Managing Director and Principle Dancer Kasha Smith-Poynter

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O'Hara Shipe: The Sankofa Dance Troupe formed in 2017. What was the catalyst behind its formation? 

Kasha Smith-Poynter:The catalyst was a series of African Dance workshop at Rhythm of Light, taught by our now co-artistic directors Johnnie Wright and Mis...

January 31, 2019

In a second story office suite located in a building so plain even Siri has difficulty locating it, Jason Hodges sits on a worn leather couch. The office walls are covered in massive sticky notes adorned with numbers, phrases and colorful Venn diagrams, while the floor is inhabited by stray papers and empty boxes. Across the room, Becky Kenda...

August 9, 2018

 There’s a new theatre production company in town and they are poised to signal in a new era of Alaskan theatre. CAZART – a word affectionately coined by journalist Hunter S. Thompson meaning “Holy shit! I should have known!” – was recently formed by the dynamic duo of Shelley Virginia and Ty Hewitt.
 

“Back when Shelley and I met in New York...

July 5, 2018

Rounding out the intelligent humor of Summer Thomas is resident standup comedian Ben Farleigh, whose epic quaff alone could draw a heaty chuckle out of Ebenezer Scrooge.

April 19, 2018

Just one week from opening night, Director Ty Hewitt hurriedly paces around UAA's Mainstage Theatre. A small cast of three actors rehearse lines while another quietly strums the guitar and hums one of the production's musical numbers. The stage crew is busy at work testing various LED lights and checking for chipped paint on the simplistic, y...

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