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 By Ron Holmstrom    Main News    June 24, 2015

Wrap-Up for the Last Frontier Theatre Conference

It seems like the Last Frontier Theatre Conference has really hit its stride for this 23rd edition. Regardless of whatever minor emergencies (if any) may have occurred behind the scenes, the program...

 By Ron Holmstrom    Main News    June 17, 2015

Theatre Conference features non-stop events

When summer rolls around, many of Alaska's theatre folks take something of a hiatus. There is really no competition with non-stop sunlight, fishing, hiking, biking and the myriad other activities Alaskans look forward to through all the dark, cold...

 By Ron Holmstrom    Main News    December 3, 2014

New governor sends poignant message to Valdez

Bill Walker was sworn in as governor Monday, bringing smiles – and sometimes tears – to faces in Valdez. Walker, a lifelong Alaskans, came of age in Valdez in the 1960s and has kept close ties to...

 By Ron Holmstrom    Main News    June 18, 2014

Theatre Conference ends on high note yet again

The twenty-second edition of the Last Frontier Theatre Conference has ended with most participants hoping to return next year. After a full week of day and night workshops, play readings and evening performances, most were weary but happy. Although...

 By Ron Holmstrom    Main News    June 11, 2014

Theatre Conference in full swing at the Civic Center

The conference is off to its usual rousing start - with attendees arriving from around the world throughout the week. There is always plenty to do, attendees say, whether you want to take part in one of the many workshops and seminars, attend an...

 By Ron Holmstrom    Main News    June 4, 2014

Last Frontier Theatre Conference coming to the Valdez stage

For more than twenty years this fair town has survived the yearly migration of actors, directors, theatre fans - and of course - playwrights. This year's Last Frontier Theatre Conference, which...

 By Ron Holmstrom    Main News    May 29, 2013

Theatre Conference turns 21 and honors its own

Now into its third decade, the Last Frontier Theatre Conference continues to grow and thrive under the guidance of the event’s host, Prince William Sound Community College. The fact that each year veteran attendees call each conference 'the best...

 By Ron Holmstrom    Events   

Twenty years of theatre conference recalled

Some veteran conference attendees were saying that this one was the best ever. Hard to argue with that, when considering that we saw the return of founder of the event and Prince William Sound...

 By Ron Holmstrom    Main News    June 13, 2012

Theatre Conference celebrates 20 years

Twenty years ago, while I was summering at my brother Rich's Tangle Lakes Lodge, I had heard from Cyrano's Jerry and Sandy Harper. There was to be some big theatre event in Valdez. Yeah, sure. How big a deal could that be? Little did I know.........