We are still looking for a director for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
1. Describe relevant directing experience (or send resume)
2. Why do you want to direct this play? (What do you love about it? Why is it important? Why are you well suited to direct this play? What is your concept/vision?)
3. ACT’s mission statement is “building community through theatre”. We want to create a safe, accessible, and fun environment during rehearsals. In community theatre the process is as important as the final product. As a director, how will you contribute to our mission? (Will you prioritize casting first time actors? Will you do your best to make interesting and diverse casting choices that contribute to building community? Discuss what our mission statement means to you.)
4. Would you be comfortable with and/or interested in having an assistant director?
Please email your expressions of interest to Matt Fernandez (matt@actalaska,org) by July 15, 2018. Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.
Don't Dress for Dinner
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well, it's a farce, so... everything! An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
Marc Camoletti / adapted by Robin Hawdon
September 7 - 23
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
"In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!"
November 23 - December 16
The Diary of Anne Frank
In this powerful adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with honesty, wit, and determination. Newly discovered writings from Anne's diary, as well as survivor accounts, are interwoven to create a contemporary impassioned story of the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic. The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief.
February 1 - February 24
The Feral Child
Abandoned at an early age, Mary was raised in the jungle by a family of tigers. When she is finally rescued at the age of 13, Mary believes she is a cat. Dr. James Hauser, a well-known child psychologist, and his wife, Irene, contrive to win custody of Mary so they can attempt to turn her from a wild creature into a proper human being. Mary, however, may prefer the life of a cat to the life of a human.
ACT is proud to present the world premiere of The Feral Child, marking the second time a comedy by playwright Rand Higbee will debut on our stage!
March 22 - April 7
Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. When Jonas turns 12, he is selected for special training from The Giver. Jonas learns The Giver is the only person who holds any memories of real pain and real joy. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life—and the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Through this astonishing and moving adaptation of Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning novel, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny.
May 3 - Mary 26