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Native Voices 29th Festival of New Plays - Central Standard Time

Part of the series Native Voices

Saturday, June 10, 2023, 2:30 p.m.

Wells Fargo Theater

Join Native Voices at the American Indian Arts Marketplace!

About the Event

As the only Actors’ Equity theatre company in the country devoted to developing new works by Indigenous playwrights, Native Voices has become the cornerstone of American Theatre in cultivating opportunities for Native artists, which we have proudly done for 29 years. Our Festival of New Plays is a ten-day residency where playwrights are partnered with an artistic team, a dramaturg, and professional actors to explore their scripts in front of an audience for the first time – a critical piece in any play development process. 

We are thrilled to invite you to the first reading and behind-the-scenes opportunity as the actors and playwright make discoveries only explored with you - a live audience! Join us as we celebrate these inspiring and talented playwrights as they regale us with their stories of being Native today.

Other weekend activities include: 

  • American Indian Arts Marketplace - Our yearly American Indian Arts Marketplace is back and better than ever! Celebrate contemporary and traditional Native art forms and purchase one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, and fashion. 
  • Comanche Girl on the Moon by Dustin Tahmahkera (Comanche) on Sunday, June 11, 2:30 p.m.
    • Tired of being bullied at school, Petu discovers her late grandmother’s secret rocket ship on her family’s allotment in Oklahoma. Together with her humorous animal relatives and some eccentric inter-planetary creatures, Petu plans to fly to the moon in search of a new start, but at what cultural cost to herself and her tribal community in Oklahoma?
  • And more, including an exclusive screening from Sundance Film Festival!

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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