Native Voices at the Autry Presents: They Don't Talk Back
Written by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse (Tlingit)
Directed by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz
Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott
Native Voices presents the world premiere of Frank Henry Kaash Katasse’s They Don’t Talk Back in association with La Jolla Playhouse and Perseverance Theatre. In this new play, a troubled teen from a broken home receives the culture shock of a lifetime when he is sent to live and work with his Tlingit grandparents in a remote fishing village in Alaska. This funny, heartfelt exploration of the meaning of family and life emerges in a contemporary coming-of-age story.
Due to mature subject matter, this play is recommended for ages 13 and up.
Previews: March 2–3, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Free for Autry Members
$10 Students / Seniors (60+) / Military (with ID) and immediate family members
Regular Performances: March 4–20, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 2:00 p.m.
$10 for Autry Members
$20 Students / Seniors (60+) / Military (with ID) and immediate family members
They Don't Talk Back tickets include museum admission to the Autry during the month of March. Present your Eventbrite ticket for complimentary admission. Offer valid March 1-31, 2016, for general museum admission only (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.
The Wells Fargo Theater is located at the Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Parking is free.
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.
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