Virtual Event | Free Admission
Native Voices knew pivoting to the virtual realm would be challenging, but we didn't know it would make Native Voices an international stage. We worked remotely with playwrights, actors, and directors across the country and streamed across the world, including Native communities we didn't have access to before. Join us as we embrace that challenge with excitement and courage as we once again return to the virtual theatre space for our 2021 Playwrights' Retreat and 27th Festival of New Plays!
Arbeka by Tara Moses (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma)
Tuesday, June 22, 5:00 p.m. PDT
Can one truly go home again? Hokte Tiger is about to find out when she returns to the Arbeka grounds in Oklahoma. After a decade in Hollywood, Hokte must confront past tragedies, mistakes, and wounds. Does she have what it takes to be a Tiger?
When We Breathe by Jaisey Bates (Huron heritage’d)
Tuesday, June 29, 5:00 p.m. PDT
Four paths cross in a sacred, storied land where every breath is a riot of beauty—a revolutionary act of courage grit grace faith fire.
Previous Performances K’kali by June Thiele (Athabascan/Yup’ik)
Tuesday, June 15, 5:00 p.m. PDT
A magical modern tale of a queer Indigenous artist who wrestles with her culture, identity, relationships...and perhaps a real-life monster.
Native Voices is Sponsored By
ACTORS’ EQUITY FOUNDATION • LAURA AND DEAN BERESFORD • JUDITH CHIRLIN • DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, CITY OF LOS ANGELES • EDISON INTERNATIONAL • JOYCE AND DAVID EVANS • CAROLE GOLDBERG AND DUANE CHAMPAGNE • DAVID HITZ • LEE HORWIN • HELENE JACOBS • JUDY JACOBS • LYNN JEFFRIES • LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE • EMILY MANN • NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS • THE NISSAN FOUNDATION • PETER GLENVILLE FOUNDATION • JOHN QUICK AND MARTHA WIEDMAN • SEELEY W. MUDD FOUNDATION • JEAN BRUCE SCOTT AND RANDY REINHOLZ • DARYL AND STEVEN ROTH • SAN MANUEL BAND OF MISSION INDIANS • SHUBERT FOUNDATION, INC. • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY • U.S. BANK • WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING • KATE AND JIM WOLF-PIZOR