Last week, a long-time creative icon of the Fairbanks theatre community died. Fairbanks Drama Association Executive Director Peggy MacDonald Ferguson succumbed to complications following a fall. She was 75.
To pay tribute to a woman who forged so many vital connections across Fairbanks and Alaska, I’m replaying our conversation that originally aired in 2019. Along with that, I’m grateful to include insights from three of Peggy’s long-time friends and colleagues: former Alaska Writer Laureate and playwright Anne Hanley, Fairbanks Drama Association board Vice-President Steve Mitchell and actor and KUAC host Susie Hackett.