Since 1973 Homer’s Pier One Theatre has been a gift from many city councils.
In 1984, after a 10-year hiatus, the city manager approached us to see if Pier One Theatre wanted to take the old welding shop/warehouse to bring back Pier One on the Homer Spit. We were hesitant — there was a high tide line inside the old warehouse, three feet above the floor, and a lot of dirt floor. The plan was approved by the city council.
We did a lot of remodeling, the city provided us with dredging from the boat harbor to keep back the flooding.
Craig Phillips built the second building for Youth Theatre camps, and we have periodically remodeled and evolved.
The Homer Spit is as special for Homer people as it is for visitors.
A theater on the Spit is unique; a complement to all the other businesses on the Spit. It is recreational. It is another reason for visitors and Kenai Peninsula and Homer residents to enjoy the Spit.
We are very fortunate to be in a community that cares and supports the art and cultural venues that enrich our town.
For making these 41 years possible, we offer not only deep appreciation for the talent and hard work of directors, actors, dancers, lighting and sound crew, stage crew, box office, front of the house folks and the audiences, but our deepest gratitude is to this city council and all the previous city councils for helping Pier One and Pier One Youth/Teen Theatre be possible.
Lance and Barb Petersen
On behalf of Pier One Theatre Board of Trustees
and all the participants over the years