Catherine J. Stadem is a longtime theater critic, journalist, teacher and playwright in Anchorage, Alaska. She an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Alaska Anchorage, where she was an Adjunct English Instructor. Stadem has won numerous awards for her criticism, newspaper and magazine writing. She is a 1985 Fellow of the National Critics Institute at the O’Neill Theatre Center, and a member of the American Theatre Critics Association.2010 0-7734-3882-3
The growth of theatre in Anchorage, Alaska, is a microcosm of theatre development throughout the United States in the 20th century. In less than a century, Anchorage grew from its humble origins to become a vibrant frontier city of 300,000 and the cultural center of the state. Homegrown playwrights developed their craft, arts institutions flourished, withered, and were replaced by new institutions. Universities developed cadres of actors, directors, playwrights, designers and technicians.
This book contains twelve color photographs and twenty-six black and white photographs.