(Left to right) Tonantzin Carmelo (Tongva, Kumeyaay), Kyla Garcia (Taíno), Darrell Dennis (Secwepemc), Joseph Valdez (Navajo), and Kalani Queypo (Blackfeet, Hawaiian) in Pure Native by Vickie Ramirez, directed by Randy Reinholz. © Photo by Craig Schwartz, 2019.

Performing Arts

Native Voices Presents the World Premiere of Pure Native

Through March 24, 2019

The Autry in Griffith Park

$8 – $25
Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended

About the Event

By Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora)
Directed by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
"...the production’s artistic potential is the juiciest enticement. Sharp writing and strong performances promise to reward people who go."—Los Angeles Times
"Compelling and relevant . . . well acted . . . this is one of the best productions I have seen from Native Voices."—Peoples World

"Both an entertaining comedy/drama and a nuanced look at the debate between corporate America and traditional values."—Stage Raw
Brewster's back! Rising from the ashes with a slick plan for a bottled water plant on reservation land. There's mixed agreement and opposition from family and friends, including an old flame with a grudge—but is he the secret ingredient for success? This play was workshopped as Corn Soup.
Native Voices at the Autry is devoted to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations playwrights.

Special Dates

Student Matinees
Friday, March 22, 11:00 a.m. 

High school teachers and college professors: Contact Janet Jung at schooltours@theautry.org to learn how you and your students can attend these special performances.

Museum Admission

Pure Native tickets include museum admission to the Autry during the month of March. Present your Eventbrite ticket for complimentary admission. Offer valid March 1-31, 2019, for general museum admission only (no special events) during regular museum hours.


The Autry's Crossroads West Cafe will offer a limited menu before and after matinee performances, and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. prior to evening performances. Beer, wine, and light dinner fare will be available for purchase. 

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