Announcing our 2017-2018 Season!


Winter Shorts Fall 2017 posterWinter Shorts - a collection of one-acts produced by students via the UAF Student Drama Association.  November 10-19, 2017.

The UAF Student Drama Association presents Winter Shorts, our annual student-produced collection of one act plays. This year, we are featuring the debut performance of two UAF student-written pieces.
 
In "Home” by Vinecia Coleman and directed by Mary Conlin, a woman struggles with how to cope with her husband's suspected infidelity. 
"The Writer” by Chip Bolcik and directed by Freddy Gryder, deals with the existential problems of two characters and their struggles with the concept of free will.
In "Over the Line” by UAF student writer Freddy Gryder and directed by Adam Gillette, two room mates explore the boundaries of how words can be used to establish relationship or push people away. This play includes references to drug use.
In "Ace” by UAF student Frederica Matumeak and directed by Lara Lotze, a young woman confronts a demon in a battle of wits to save her life and the lives of her friends.
 
All of these plays use varying degrees of explicit language, and theatrical haze will be used in the second half of the show.
 
This year, we are also pleased to feature our all student design team with Frederica Matumeak, costumes, Colby Freel, lighting and Mary Conlin, set.
Show dates: November 10-11, 7:30pm, November 12, 2pm, November 17-18, 7:30pm and November 19, 2pm. 
UAF Salisbury lab theatre, doors open half an hour before showtime. Due to continued construction in the Great Hall, please plan on using the side door closest to the Davis Concert hall. 
Admission $5, cash only at the door.

Friday, Nov. 10 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 11 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, Nov. 12 @ 2:00pm
Friday, Nov. 17 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, Nov. 18 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, Nov. 19 @ 2:00pm


Auditions graphicAuditions for Spring productions including "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and “This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing”. Saturday, November 18, 2017.

More information can be found on our Auditions page.


“This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing” graphic“This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing” by Finegan Kruckemeyer. Guest director Abigail Louise Van Patter. February 9 -18, 2018

A Theatre For Young Audience piece.

Finegan Kruckemeyer, Recipient of the 2010 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award - Hobart, Tasmania

Synopsis: Triplet sisters are left in the forest by their woodcutter father. From this fairytale beginning, three resolutions are made – one sister will walk one way, one the other, and the third will stay right where she is. Twenty years later, having circumnavigated the globe, and fought vikings, and crossed oceans, and tamed wilds, and achieved greatness, the three meet again, as women.

Salisbury Theatre performances:

  • Friday, February 9 @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, February 10 @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, February 11 @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, February 16 @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, February 17 @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, February 18 @ 2:00pm

Abigail Van PatterAbigail Van Patter (Director) This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing. Most recently, she directed the play She Sweeps the Stars (A Theatre for the Very Young) at Fairbanks Children's Museum, AK & Peppercorn Theater workshop in Winston-Salem, NC, and directed James and the Giant Peach(Tour) at North Carolina Theater for Young People in Greensboro, NC. Past credits include The Boy Who Loved Monsters and the Girl Who Loved Peas (Tour, Theatre 232), The Global Play Project (UNCG),Androcles and the Lion (UNCG) The Laundromat (UNCG) Our Town (HPCT). Other recent writing credits include Adventure with Me Under the Sea (TVY Tour) Greensboro, NC. With a Masters in Theatre for Youth Directing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Abigail seeks to create works that stretch the imagination and encourage the pursuit of curiosity within the children in her audiences. She also hopes the foster nurturing within the grown-up audience members, and bring them to a place of play.


Famous For Fifteen Minutes graphic

Famous For Fifteen Minutes playwright festival! One night only (Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 7:00pm) - Free!

Come hear original plays and screenplays written primarily by students in "readers theatre" format.  Followed by a brief talk-back with the playwrights.


A Midsummer Night's Dream"A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. Guest director Andrew Cassel.
March 23-April 8, 2018.

 One of Shakespeare's most beloved and greatest comedies.

  • Friday, March 23 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 24 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 25 @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, March 30 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 31 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 1 @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, April  6 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 7 @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 8 @ 2:00pm

Andrew CasselAndrew Cassel - A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Andrew’s debut as a main stage director for Theatre UAF. Previous directing experience includes work with Theatre UAF’s Student Drama Association (Split, An Evening Crossword, The Author’s Voice, Anything For You, Post-Its and assistant directing the main stage Speech and Debate with Carrie Baker). Work with other companies: Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre (Titus Andronicus, Two Gentlemen of Verona and assistant directing 2013’s Romeo and Juliet with FST founder Bruce Rogers), Fairbanks Drama Association (The Mousetrap, The Odd Couple, Dracula, Blithe Spirit and the upcoming A Christmas Carol), The Green Room (Bash) and at the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks (Dracula, Sorry Wrong Number). Andrew holds a BA in Theatre-Performance from the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Liberal Arts Department of Theatre.

Synopsis by Spark Notes (click to view)


North Star Ballet logoThe North Star Ballet Company presents their Spring gala featuring "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" April 20-22, 2018

NSB presents Snow White and the Seven DwarvesPerformance schedule to be announced.


  • Please note: tickets held at “will call”, even if paid for, will be released for resale 10 minutes prior to curtain/showtime.
  • Unclaimed seats (if you have your tickets, but aren’t at the theatre) 5 minutes prior to curtain may also be resold. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to performances so that we may start on time.
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