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14th Annual Short Play Festival: Who You Calling ‘Stoic’? Not Your Cigar Store Indian

Part of the series Native Voices

Sunday, March 24, 2024, 1:30-3 p.m.

The Autry Theater

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Reservations required.


About the Event

There are many stereotypes that Native Americans—living and dead—have had to contend with. One of the most pervasive in film, history and wooden statues is the stoic, wise leader. He never smiles. He rarely speaks. He is always a he. But we know better, and for Native Voices 14th Annual Short Play Festival, you will too!

This year, seven Native playwrights delve into this image of stoicism to showcase the wit and empathy lurking behind our stoic facades. Join us for an afternoon of staged readings where these plays will make us laugh, teach us a lesson and show us stoicism as we have never seen it before.

Each play will be entered to win the Thomas Studie Gadugi Audience Prize of $500 and the Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting Award of $1,000!

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.

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
Map and Directions

Free parking for Autry visitors.

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