Native Voices 2018 First Look

Hurricane Savage by Montana Cypress (Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida)
Directed by Jason Grasl (Blackfeet)

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott

In the midst of a Category 5 hurricane, an estranged son returns to his childhood home where the past haunts the living and the dead. It's there, deep in the Everglades, where the devastating effects of long-held secrets, human nature, and the inability to express one's self combine with the unpredictable, unrelenting force of Mother nature.

Free Admission / Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended


Native Voices at the Autry's First Look Series is a script development process that brings playwrights together with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors. Full-length plays are workshopped and prepared for a public staged reading and discussion, giving the playwright an opportunity to hear the play—often for the first time—with a live audience. Plays can be new works, works-in-progress, or material that has already been produced at another venue but the playwright would like to revise for future productions.

Montana Cypress (Miccosukee Tribe of South Florida) is a Los Angeles based playwright and actor. Montana lived most of his life on the Miccosukee Indian Reservation located in the heart of the Everglades. In 2015 he made the move from South Florida to Los Angeles to study acting at the New York Film Academy in Burbank where he discovered a talent for writing. He’s continued to act, write, and direct short films in addition to writing plays and short stories. Montana is a new member of the Native Voices Artists Ensemble and lives in Burbank.

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