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The Winter Bear Project & Potluck April 23 in Seward

WinterBearThe Winter Bear Project Press Release

Kenai Peninsula, AK: The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and The Winter Bear Project will present performances of The Winter Bear, a play by former Alaska Writer Laureate Anne Hanley, in Seward. Admission is free. Times and location follows:

Seward – Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:00pm at the Seward High School Theater. Bring a dish to the community potluck to begin at 5:30pm with halibut donated by Captain Jack’s Seafood Locker. Following the performance, there will be a discussion on suicide prevention with the cast, counselors, and knowledgeable community members that is open to everyone.

The play is an uplifting story about a young Alaska Native who rises above past traumas to become a hero with the help of mentor Sidney Huntington and a Winter Bear. The Winter Bear Project combines the play with Behavioral Health and Wellness outreach and Performing Arts workshops for students.


The show is directed by Rebecca George, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre Managing Director, with Technical Direction by Chris George. The company features a number of well-known Alaska Native actors including BrĂ­an Wescott as Sidney Huntington, and Ben Coffroth as Victor Sam with Becca Frenzl and Michael Tritt making their acting debuts. The show also features Alaskan actors Thomas Petrie, Erick Roberston, Claire Lucille and Kadey Ambrose.

The Winter Bear Project will also be offering performing arts workshops in Hip Hop Dance, Acting, Poi (Polynesian Dance), Theater Games, Story Telling, Singing Games and Yoga for students in these communities.

The Project is made possible by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and other sponsors. The views and opinions expressed in this play are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect opinions, official policy or positions of ANTHC

For more information, visit our website: www.winterbearproject and Facebook: The Winter Bear Project.


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  1. We watched this performance today with our middle and high school students. What a powerful play. It was at times funny, at times tearful. The actors were so captivating in their roles. I was very moved and the students seemed quiet enthralled. If you have time, I recommend going tonight. ~Naomi Wade