Native Voices 2023

Presenting two Native Voices events for San Diego audiences in 2023

Continuing more than two decades of partnership with Native Voices at the Autry, La Jolla Playhouse is proud to present two Native Voices events for San Diego audiences in 2023.

13th Annual Native Voices Short Play Festival

Don’t Mess with Auntie!

13th Annual Native Voices Short Play Festival - Don’t Mess with Auntie!

The Playhouse and Native Voices invite you to celebrate the matriarchs in our lives. Join us for an afternoon of short plays inspired by the warrior women we affectionately call “Auntie”! No one shapes us more in our communities than our women—our identities, our values, our tastes in food have all been cultivated by their strong hands and minds. And, in our Native communities, the list of those who rear us extends far beyond that westernized “nuclear family.”

Featuring plays by Lara Annette (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and Red Lake Nation of Chippewa), Jennifer Bobiwash (Mississauga First Nation), Lee Cataluna (Native Hawaiian), Claude Jackson, Jr. (Gila River Indian Community), Alan Kilpatrick (Cherokee), and Maddox Pennington (Cherokee).

Sunday April 2, 1:30pm
Free to attend, reservations required

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29th Festival of New Plays

As the only Actors’ Equity theatre company in the country devoted to developing new works by Indigenous playwrights, Native Voices has become the cornerstone of American Theatre in cultivating opportunities for Native playwrights. Native Voices’ Festival of New Plays is a ten-day residency where playwrights are partnered with an artistic team, a dramaturg, and professional actors to explore their scripts in front of an audience. La Jolla Playhouse is thrilled to invite you to the 29th Festival of New Plays to celebrate inspiring and talented Indigenous playwrights as they regale us with their stories of being Native today.

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About Native Voices

Native Voices LogoNative Voices is devoted to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights. Native Voices provides a supportive, collaborative setting for Native theatre artists from across North America and is committed to putting Native narratives at the center of the American story in order to facilitate a more inclusive dialogue on what it means to be American.

Find out more information about Native Voices at The Autry Museum of the American West.

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