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Photo by Kalani Queypo. Staged Reading of Measure for Measure, October 2013

Native Voices at the Autry
16th Festival of New Plays

May 28–29, 2014 at the Autry
May 31–June 1, 2014 at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego
Free Admission
Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended

See staged readings of new and in-progress plays by Native writers followed by audience talkbacks where the audience becomes part of the collaborative process.

The Native Voices Annual Festival of New Plays follows a weeklong collaboration between Native playwrights and nationally recognized directors and dramaturgs, working with an exceptional acting company comprised of Los Angeles’ best Native and non-Native actors. Many works developed through this process have gone on to enjoy successful runs on the Autry’s main stage and elsewhere.

There Is No “I” In NDN
By Jennifer Bobiwash (Ojibway)
The Autry: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Reservations 
La Jolla Playhouse: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Reservations

A humorous and probing one-woman show that explores what it means to be NDN.

Our Voices Will Be Heard
By Vera Starbard (Tlingit/Dena’ina)
The Autry: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Reservations
La Jolla Playhouse: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Reservations

Beneath the veneer of a harmonious family life lies a dark secret. Interwoven with the created myth of Wolverine Woman, this intricate play exposes the disastrous effects of sexual abuse on one Alaska Native community.

Measure for Measure
Adapted  by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
The Autry: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Reservations
La Jolla Playhouse: Sunday, June 1, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Reservations

A bawdy new telling of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure set in the Old West. An Indian boarding school, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and the local town and saloon inhabitants collide over the fate of a Native American teenage boy unjustly sentenced to death.



Native Voices


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