State of Art: Virtual festivals aim to reconnect Alaskans

AK4AK is a virtual music festival streaming tonight at 6 p.m. (Screenshot from

This week on State of Art we learn about AKAK, a virtual music festival featuring local musicians streaming tonight. We also find out what to expect from Anchorage Community Theater‘s weekly Virtual Short Play Festival.


Anchorage Community Theater links:

Virtual Short Play Festival schedule:
*Check ACT’s Facebook and Instagram five minutes before showtime for links to the performance*

Plays begin at 3 p.m.

May 3 — At the Workplace
• Featuring plays by Richard Fulton, Rick Helms, Rand Higbee, Seth McNeill, Charissa Menefee, and Lia Romeo

May 10 — The End of the World as We Know It
• Featuring plays by Paul Braverman, Maddy Klever & Ernie Piper, Barry Levine, Seth McNeill, Jan Rosenberg, and Kevin Michael Wesson

May 17 — Love and/or Marriage
• Featuring plays by Timothy Crawford, Jaclyn Grogan, Arthur M. Jolly, Tara Meddaugh, Charissa Menefee, and Ron West

May 24 — Strangers Collide
• Featuring plays by Robert Bidwell, Kirsten Easton-Hazzaa, John Mabey, Becca Padrick, and Greg Romero

May 31 — Growing Up and Growing Older
• Featuring plays by Maddy Klever, Lisa M. Konoplisky, April Littlejohn, Tara Meddaugh, Dawson Moore, and Jan Rosenberg

Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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