Native Voices at the Autry

Fairly Traceable World Premiere

Written by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee)
Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera
Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott

March 10–26
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 2:00 p.m.

Wells Fargo Theater
$10 Autry Members / $25 Nonmembers / $15 Students, Seniors (60+), and Military (With ID)


Set during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Fairly Traceable follows the journeys of a young Ponca man and a Chitimacha woman as they juggle personal and career ambitions with advocacy for the environment and the people they love. In this romantic dramedy, award-winning Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle reveals the culpability of corporate polluters and climate change deniers in environmental disasters. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Fairly Traceable tickets include admission to the Autry during the month of March. Present your Eventbrite ticket for complimentary admission. Offer valid March 1-31, 2017, for general museum admission (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.



Wednesday, March 8, 8:00 p.m. and Thursday March 9, 8:00 p.m.
Free for Autry Members / $15 Nonmembers / $10 Students, Seniors (60+), and Military (With ID)



Saturday, March 11
Following the 2:00 p.m. performance, W. Richard West, Jr. (Southern Cheyenne), the Autry’s President and CEO, and playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee) will discuss issues raised in Fairly Traceable from their perspectives as Native American legal experts and thought leaders in the arts.
Sunday, March 12
Following the 2:00 p.m. performance, playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee) will discuss the impetus behind Fairly Traceable and her process for writing new plays.
Saturday, March 18
Following the 2:00 p.m. performance, artist Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara/Lakota), art history professor Nancy Marie Mithlo (Chiricahua Apache), playwright Randy Reinholz (Choctaw), and journalist Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock), ask, “Who tells the stories?” This conversation considers the role of Native artists, journalists, and filmmakers in telling stories of importance for Native communities to audiences worldwide. 

Theater Lobby Display

Extending back to the gold rushes that devastated so many American Indian communities, natural resource “booms” that created prosperity for some Americans have extracted great costs from others. Even today, the rush to extract resources such as oil and solar has destroyed Native sacred sites and sparked protest from Native peoples. Explore these topics and see examples of Mirror Shields, a concept developed by artist Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara/Lakota) during the recent Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Designed to symbolically and physically defend the “water protectors,” the shields also encourage reflection on the costs of bringing resources to market.


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