Native Voices 2022 Season

MARCH 2022 | 12th Annual Short Play Festival

Trickster: Coyotes, Rabbits, and Ravens, Oh My!

Many Native stories involve a Trickster, a cunning, crafty, clever, mischief-making being who often teaches humankind how to be while embodying what not to be. A Trickster is the ultimate disrupter. They can be charming, witty, funny, harsh, critical, but they have a truth to share with us if we only listen. And if we don’t listen? Well, they will find a way whether we like it or not.

JUNE 2022 | 28th Festival of New Plays

Selected playwrights will develop their plays over ten days in residence at the Autry. Audience feedback is key in the culmination event, a festival of staged readings with an illustrious cast and creative team who share these theatrical works in progress.

OCTOBER 2022 | Desert Stories for Lost Girls by Lily Rushing (Genízaro)

When Carrie moves in with her grandmother, Rosa, she is thrown into a world of memory and mystery that unearths her family’s story and identity—shining a light on a dark and bloody period in the history of the American Southwest.


Reservations available in February 2022.

Native Voices is Sponsored By

ACTORS’ EQUITY FOUNDATION • THE ANDREW W. MELLON 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 • NBCUNIVERSAL • 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 • RUTHERFORD FALLS • SHUBERT FOUNDATION, INC. • SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY • U.S. BANK • WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING • KATE AND JIM WOLF-PIZOR