Vera Starbard (Tlingit/Dena'ina) is the resident playwright at Perseverance Theatre, editor of First Alaskans Magazine, and writer for the upcoming PBS Kids animated series Molly of Denali.
Vera Starbard was born in Craig, Alaska with a Tlingit and Dena'ina heritage. She grew up all over Alaska, following her dad's job as an Alaska State Trooper, along with her mother and three siblings. She now lives in Anchorage with her husband Joe Bedard, and too many cats.
Along with being the resident playwright at Perseverance Theatre through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's National Playwright Residency Project, Vera is also editor of First Alaskans Magazine and writer for the upcoming PBS Kids animated series Molly of Denali. She's the recipient of numerous journalism, public relations, and writing awards, including from Rasmuson Foundation, the Alaska Press Club, and the Alaska Federation of Natives.
T’set Kwei yóo xát duwasáakw. Yeil áyá xát. Leeneidi naax xát sitee. Naakw hítdáx áyá xát. Craig kwáandáx áyá xát. T’akdeintaan yádi áyá xát.