Native Voices presents the World Premiere of

Desert Stories for Lost Girls

By Lily Rushing (Genízaro)
Directed by Sylvia Cervantes Blush

September 30 – October 16 at Los Angeles Theatre Center

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 4:00 p.m.

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Somewhere we lost them
We forgot to remember
But she and she and she
They’re with me now, so.

Do you believe your ancestors walk with you? When 18-year-old Carrie moves in with her grandmother, Rosa, she is thrown into a world of memory and mystery that unearths her family’s identity -- shining a light on a dark and bloody period in the history of the American Southwest. Native Voices in collaboration with Latino Theater Company proudly present Desert Stories for Lost Girls by Lily Rushing (Genízaro), a haunting and lyrical rumination on family, identity, and colonialism over generations.

CONTENT WARNING: This play explores many aspects of injustice against Indigenous peoples that are emotionally distressing. Indigenous women in our time are disproportionately more likely to experience sexual assault and violence than any other demographic group. This play reckons with the historical reality of sexual violence as a tool of colonization and holds space for the psychological impacts of such abuse through generations.

Native Voices Sponsors

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