Talk and Performance: Uplifting play addresses Depression in Alaska Native Teens
The Winter Bear is an uplifting play that tells the story of a suicidal Alaska Native teenager who rises above the traumas of his past to become a leader with the help of Sidney Huntington, a Koyukon elder. The Winter Bear Project (website) has traveled to 31 communities throughout Alaska.
Monday, September 14th, 2015
7:30 – 9:00 pm
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307
Public discussion with playwright Anne Hanley and poet Stephen D. Bolen about The Winter Bear.
Anne Hanley is the first playwright to be named Alaska State Writer Laureate. She has an MFA in Film from UCLA and lives in Fairbanks, AK. For many years, she was a columnist for the Anchorage Daily News and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She co-edited The Alaska Reader: Voices from the North and is a founding producer of The Looking Glass Group Theatre.
Stephen Bolen is a gifted poet from Kotzebue, AK. Stephen is currently studying at UAA while working in construction and enjoying time with his daughter, Sonnet.
Friday and Saturday, September 18th and 19th, 2015
Alaska Pacific University, Grant Hall Theatre
[recommended for ages 12 yrs and up]