Native Voices Presents the 23rd Festival of New Plays

Published May 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Native Voices at the Autry announces May special events:

May 17–18 at the Autry in Los Angeles
May 20–21 at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego
Free Admission
Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended:
Experience staged readings of new work that explore questions of solidarity and community, spirituality and culture, environment and economic success, and the often contentious relationships that emerge. An audience talkback follows each reading.At the Autry, select museum galleries will be open and free and Crossroads West Cafe will offer light fare for purchase on May 17–18, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Bingo Hall by Dillon Chitto (Mississippi Choctaw, Laguna and Isleta Pueblo)
A comedic, coming-of-age story in which three youths explore what it means to leave home on their Pueblo reservation.Readings:
Wednesday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Autry
Saturday, May 20, 1:00 p.m. at La Jolla Playhouse
Cornsoup by Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora)
A “prodigal son” returns to his reservation with a new plan to build a bottled water plant and is met with opposition from his family and friends, including an old flame with a grudge.Readings:
Thursday, May 18, 4:00 p.m. at the Autry
Saturday, May 20, 4:00 p.m. at La Jolla Playhouse
Lying with Badgers by Jason Grasl (Blackfeet)
Two brothers brawl over their father’s legacy as a medicine man in the remote sacred land of the Blackfeet people, as treacherous weather, women, and an ominous oil deal loom.Readings:
Thursday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Autry
Sunday, May 21, 1:00 p.m. at La Jolla Playhouse

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