Autry Museum of the American West

Native Voices at the Autry

Native Voices at the Autry is the only Equity theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations playwrights. Founded in 1994 by Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) and Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott, Native Voices became the resident theatre company at the Autry Museum of the American West in 1999.

The company provides a supportive, collaborative setting for Native theatre artists from across North America. The company established the Native Voices Artists Ensemble to support and engage the extraordinary talents of its Native actors, writers, musicians, and directors. The Ensemble is devoted to developing new work in a collaborative process as well as supporting Native Voices’ ongoing focus on the work of individual playwrights.

Native Voices at the Autry is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, LA Stage Alliance, and the Dramatists Guild, and is a Constituent Theatre of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre.

All images from the Autry’s Braun Library Research Collection

Native Voices Fifth Annual Short Play Festival: We Are Family

Sunday, November 8, 1:30 p.m.

Included With Admission to the Autry’s American Indian Arts Marketplace
Free for Autry Members
Space Is Limited / Early Arrival Is Suggested

The Native Voices Artists Ensemble presents new short plays by Native American playwrights exploring family in every sense of the word. Sibling rivalries, loss and reconciliation, unreliable memories, and history passed from generation to generation are among the themes featured in this lively annual festival. One of these plays will receive the 2015 Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting Award, a $1,000 cash prize! 

IMAGE TOP: (Left to right) Adrieanne Perez as Mariana, Román Zaragoza (Pima) as Alexie, LeVance Tarver as Cowboy, Shyla Marlin (Choctaw) as Madame Overdone CREDIT: Craig Schwartz © 2015


San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles Edison International Los Angeles County Arts Commission National Endowement for the Arts The Nissan Foundation Seven Post Sony Pictures The Walt Disney Company Wells Fargo

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