When I was asked to curate a week of Native voices, I was both thrilled and terrified. The continued dominant perception that American Indians are the racial stereotypes they see performed on the American stage is devastating to our sovereign right to define our own identity. Landless was in the top 25% in ticket revenue of all shows at AlterTheater. Interested in following this conversation in real time? It’s an … Please, email me. Her organization has worked with Native artists in New York for twenty-five years. She is a dramaturg (Classic Stage Company, Kate Whoriskey, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Native Voices at the Autry, Poor Dog Group) with an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University and has worked as Humanities Manager at BAM. But truly, we’ve already been introduced. Native Voices has since been able to produce over 34 full productions, gone on over 20 tours, with 23 new play festivals and 13 Native playwrights. Native People do not make up a significant portion of the individuals who come to my theatre; they aren’t a noticeable part of my audience. The majority of these ticket sales were to non-Natives, giving rise to a reality that Myth No. The author’s grandmother is buried about twenty feet away. A form of entertainment. Someday, I too will be buried there. Invite us to share our stories. After listening to our story of survival, I knew I had to study the law. Carmelo began her career as a native dancer and musician, recording 3 CDs with Canyon Records. I will be more than happy to recommend a long list of talented Native artists with whom you should collaborate. I have deemed this week: "Instead of Redface" (#InsteadOfRedface)—as our voices collectively question why redface is more prevalent on the American stage than our own authentic Native voices. Submissions are evaluated annually by our National Reading Panel, which is composed of nationally recognized theatre artists, directors, dramaturgs, and decision makers from professional theatre companies and universities across the United States—as well as by the Native Voices artistic and executive directors. Log into Facebook to start sharing and connecting with your friends, family, and people you know. AlterTheater recently finished its production of Larissa FastHorse’s Landless. Point is: I invite you to be a part of the solution. The practice of our culture was made illegal and for many generations, the only images of our identity we were allowed to acknowledge were non-native generated performances of redface. Most Discussed. … The performance of redface in the nineteenth century served as a necessary corollary to the development of the Supreme Court’s legal regime that defined us as “heathens” and “savages,” as redface communicated the belief that Indians are not “real people.” Without this belief, genocide would not have been possible. Yale Indigenous Performance Arts Program, New Haven, Connecticut. And when I asked my father, his voice floundered and his eyes begged my silence. I watched as my grandma walked straight to the president’s grave. Recognizing that neither the federal government nor the State of Georgia would abide our right to remain on our ancestral lands, my grandfathers signed the Treaty of New Echota, agreeing to relinquish our cherished homeland in exchange for land in what is now Oklahoma. New plays take the stage this month. Monday 16 November to Wednesday 18 November, Indigenous, First Nations, Native Theatre. The Autry is temporarily closed to visitors. I need to point out: we are not alone. 2. It is not something we learn about in schools or in society at large, and so I am scared that my ignorance will lead me to make mistakes should I chose to produce a Native play. 1. This week on HowlRound, we are exploring Native voices on the American stage. Native Voices at the Autry, founded by Randy Reinholz and his wife Jean Bruce Scott, is one of the most important and prolific producers of new Native American plays. I'm moved and outraged. If you’ve never produced a play by a Native artist, how can you conclude your audience won’t like it? As a result, if I produce a play by a Native playwright, I won’t sell any tickets. Washington Campus will be temporarily closed to the public, beginning Saturday, March 14, until further notice. Please note, this event has expired. You will. This was no accident. Thank you so much for writing this, Ms. Nagle. The article is just the start of the conversation—we want to know what you think about this subject, too! Thank you for curating this series! 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. Shakespeare in Black with Renea Brown. The Autry museum, store, and café will be temporarily closed to the public, beginning Saturday, March 14, until further notice. Institute of American Indian Arts Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe. And for an eleven-year-old, somewhat painful. Theatre of the Mind. Interview Series: Singing Cowboys & Cowgirls, What is a Western? When Americans see Native People on stage for who we actually are—real people—it will be much more difficult to abide the century-old edict from our Supreme Court that we are “racially inferior” “savages.”. However, the faulty premise here is not an erroneous mathematical calculation, but rather, it is the idea that non-native people have no interest in stories by and about Native People. What do we say?! 1. Perhaps the tribe could put on performances at Tsa-la-gi or NSU could stage them and workshop them at the Playhouse. At the The Public Theater she dramaturged such projects as Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters, ... as a playwright’s dramaturg for UC San Diego’s Wagner New Play Festival and has been a dramaturg at the Sundance Theatre Lab, Magic Theatre, Native Voices at the Autry, and Playwrights Project, among others. I am very thankful for these opportunities, but remain disturbed that Americans are more likely to see a performance of redface than a play about Native People by a Native person. About Us. Native stories will give you something powerful, something healing—if you listen. Widely respected in both the Native American and theatre communities for its breakthrough plays and diverse programming, Native Voices maintains successful long-term relationships with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, New York’s Public Theater, Vision Maker Media, Washington’s Kennedy Center, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Perseverance Theatre, Montana Rep, and La Jolla Playhouse, where Native Voices at the Autry was also the 2016-2018 resident theatre company. The expression on her face. Following the signing of the treaty, President Jackson forcibly placed 16,000 Cherokee in concentration camps for holding until they were “sent” to what is today Oklahoma. Yes, it is true that as a result of the genocide, American Indians now make up less than 1 percent of the population in the United States, and as you can imagine, this means we do not comprise the majority of ticket sales in American theatres. What does it mean when, in twenty-first century America, the United States Supreme Court still classifies your people as “racially inferior?”. Top Five Myths that Perpetuate the Performance of Redface and Silence of Native Voices. Click to discover Living Voices. When Virginia native Courtney Sale arrived in Massachusetts back in March, the theater scene was beginning to undergo some drastic changes. Mar 27, 2012 - Explore Native Voices's board "Theatre Around the World", followed by 208 people on Pinterest. Studi’s hiring furthers the theater company’s commitment to developing and producing new works for the stage by indigenous writers, directors, producers and … I am confident that when you read the words of the seven Native artists I’ve asked to write, you will agree with me that as American theatre artists, we are capable of much more than redface. Nov 01 - 10 2019. New Native Theater, Twin Cities, Minnesota. Collaboration occurs in daily workshops with nationally recognized directors, dramaturgs, and an acting company largely composed of exceptional Native American actors. Theatre; Native Voices 2019 Share Facebook Twitter Linkedin Print. Except for a few law schools (not mine) that offer specialized federal Indian law classes, the Supreme Court’s decisions concerning American Indians were not taught, nor were they even discussed. The museum is located in Griffith Park across from the Los Angeles Zoo. The majority of our culture was taken from us. Or reach out to Randy Reinholz at Native Voices at the Autry; he and his wife Jean Bruce Scott have worked with more Native artists than anyone in the country. She stood for half a second, then her neck arched back, her body heaved forward, and for the first time in my life, I saw my grandma spit. #1 is a complete myth: Speaking from personal experience at AlterTheater, yes, plays by Native playwrights sell tickets, to both Natives and non-Natives (our audiences were approximately 10% Native). 5th Annual YIPAP Festival Celebrates Emerging Voices in Native Theater. 1 is based not on truth, but like redface, finds its roots in prejudicial beliefs. Wedged in the backseat between my younger sisters and their respective mountains of Barbies, the eight hour drive felt like an insufferable eternity. true The Royal National Theatre alone in Great Britain has a current annual budget of $30 million, which is more than 1/4 of the entire National Endowment for … Founded in 1994 by Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) and Emeritus Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott, Native Voices became the resident theatre company at the Autry Museum in 1999 and has produced 26 plays (including 22 world premieres) in 39 productions, 25 New Play Festivals, 8 Short Play Festivals, 16 Playwrights Retreats, numerous national and international tours, more than 230 workshops and over 275 play readings. For the actors involved, “Almighty Voice and his Wife” is an opportunity to perform a classical work from the Native theater canon. It’s OK when we perform redface. She is an MFA … A must read for many, myself included. Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Short Play Festival (Live-captioned), Livestreaming a Conversation: Next Generation Voices: Social Change, Youth Activism, and Writing the Future You Want To See. Native Voices at the Autry is a theater company based at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles that is visiting USD to co-produce this play. Native Voices, Foreign Bodies locates theatre translation theory and practice in Japan in the post-war Showa and Heisei eras and provokes reconsideration of Western notions about the complex interaction of tongues and bodies in translation and theatre when they travel and are reconstituted under … Native Voices has produced 22 fully realized plays (including 15 world premieres) and over 150 workshops and staged readings in its 21-year history. Or Rhiana Yazzie in Minneapolis. Although I was, at the time, a straight-A student, I knew I wouldn’t find the answer in a textbook. But when I got to law school, I was faced with an abrupt reality. All rights reserved. Following this decision, rates of violence against Native women skyrocketed. The attempted termination of my people was almost successful, but in the end, Jackson’s plan failed. When we presented Manahatta as a workshop production at the Public this past May, we sold out every night. I make mistakes every day. Photograph: The graves of Major Ridge and John Ridge. Todd Brian Backus, Percival Hornak, Nicholas Orvis. And in May 2014, the Public Theater workshopped my play Manahatta as a part of its inaugural Public Studio workshop series. Renea Brown, Jordan Ealey, Leticia Ridley. Customize your performance to accommodate your group and space while adhering to safety guidelines. As my grandmother’s provocative spit demonstrates, we are still here. Our identity has been appropriated and used on the American stage for hundreds of years—we’ve just never had any say in it. Presented by Playwrights' Round Table at The Santos-Dantin Studio Theater at the Orlando Shakespeare Center, Orlando FL. It wasn’t a casual spit. Most Watched. But all of my efforts would amount to nothing if I didn’t first change the story. I believe that once we replace redface with authentic Native voices, the United States will be able to move forward and eradicate the laws that redface served to create. Top Five Myths that Perpetuate the Performance of Redface and Silence of Native Voices. Ask me. Native Voices has produced plays by a diverse group of Native writers, covering an array of subjects from satiric comedies to urban dramas and even radio plays. Native Voices at the Autry Theaters, Los Angeleles. (You can learn more here.). This is simply not true. I am unfamiliar with Native culture and identity. The majority of the perpetrators of violent crimes against Native women are non-Native men. Our traditional live programs include our signature historical introduction, engaging multi-media performance, and post-show discussion. Today, Native women are more likely to be murdered than any other race in America. Back in the comfort of her own home, her face glowed with pride as she pointed to the photos of two men that decorated the wall of her living room. In a country where the Supreme Court continues to define us as “racially inferior,” “heathens,” and “savages,” and in a country where redface remains a popular performance, the absence of our voices from the American stage constitutes nothing less than a constitutional crisis. Today, we have the talent and the power to tell real Native stories by Native artists. Autry Museum of the American West Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations playwrights are invited to submit their plays for the Native Voices Annual Playwrights Retreat, Festival of New Plays, Festival of Short Plays, First Look Series, and Equity productions. Please come to Tahlequah! The only way to deconstruct a falsely fabricated prejudicial story is to tell a real one. Osiyo. Past retreats have been held at the Autry Museum, Occidental College, and UCLA, all in Los Angeles; as well as in San Diego County at San Diego State University and La Jolla Playhouse. The retreat and festival provide emerging and established Native American authors a rigorous opportunity to shape their plays over the course of an entire week. Many works developed through this process have gone on to enjoy successful runs on the Autry’s main stage and elsewhere. Of course, that’s why it was invented. Info: TheAutry.org/COVID19. In a country where the Supreme Court continues to define us as ‘racially inferior,’ ‘heathens,’ and ‘savages,’ and in a country where redface remains a popular performance, the absence of our voices from the American stage constitutes nothing less than a constitutional crisis. Plays selected for the festival are considered for the Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting Award, a $1,000 cash prize based on the creative use of the competition theme, originality, theatricality, execution, and audience response. Girls, my father’s voice would boom every time our incessant complaining crossed his fatherly-defined threshold, we are going to visit the grave of a president. Plays can be new works, works-in-progress, or material that has already been produced at another venue. HowlRound is a space for knowledge-sharing, and we welcome spirited, thoughtful, and on-topic dialogue. First, there is no empirical evidence to support such a conclusion. Native Voices at the Autry is the country’s only Equity theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights. Thank you for this beautiful, clear, sharp & incredible piece! But when I caught a glimpse of my grandma, my legs came to a standstill. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462 Let’s go. You honor them and all of us as you create a space for Native Voices to be heard. Today, statistics reveal that Americans who go to the theatre are more likely to witness the performance of redface on stage than the performance of Native stories by Native People. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis; however, there are specific deadlines for particular development opportunities in an upcoming season. Interview Series: Desert Terror, What is a Western? So, for the 10th anniversary of the Short Play Festival, Native Voices asked playwrights, how have 'dress codes' affected you? Not long after they arrived in the Indian Territory, my grandfathers (both Major Ridge and John Ridge) were brutally assassinated by their fellow Cherokee. So I read. Native Voices tells stories by and about indigenous people at The Autry Museum. Selected playwrights receive an honorarium, roundtrip airfare to California, and lodging. John Muir’s Legacy…Whose Land is it Anyway? And what I learned shocked me. Created in 2009 by playwright, Rhiana Yazzie, NNT produces, commissions, and devises authentic Native American stories for the stage which means NNT’s artists are intricately connected to the concerns and voices … Some day the author will be buried there in the same soil. true Performance art began as a form that predominantly combined ballet with special sound effects and limited visual design elements. Stories and performances were constructed to allow the Court to conclude we are “racially inferior”—stories that continue to find their way to the American stage today. The Historic Southwest Museum Mt. The First Look Series is a script development process that brings playwrights together with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors. Native Voices is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, LA Stage Alliance, and the Dramatists Guild; an associate member of the National New Play Network; and a Constituent Theatre of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre. This event began in 1654 when the Dutch built the wall on “Wall Street” to remove the Lenape Indians from their home and culminated in 2008 when the banks on Wall Street used similar “business” tactics to remove millions of Americans from their homes. Ranking social issues by a scale of importance that puts anything deemed “historical” in an irrelevant bucket dooms us to repeat the tragedies of our past. Native Voices at the Autry, founded by Randy Reinholz and his wife Jean Bruce Scott, is one of the most important and prolific producers of new Native American plays. Let him enforce it. Indeed, many of the pressing social issues of today are an unfortunate consequence of our refusal to honestly face our collective past. I invite you, as my fellow theatre artists, to invite Native artists to your stages. Receive email alerting you to new threads and the continuation of current threads. Thank you. The trip was long. I was in my second year of law school when I realized: I had to be a playwright. So even for a Native producing Native art, I have to listen. La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club is committed to supporting ethnic diversity, cultural pluralism, and marginalized identities in the arts. In 2016 she had a residency at the Ingmar Bergman Estate in Sweden, and in 2017 was the … Red Earth Arts Center, Seattle, Washington Instead of actual people with intelligent things to say about the desecration of our race, we were portrayed as a silent costume. This could be viewed as an introduction, as many American theatres have never before worked with a Native artist. 3. In 2014 the company established the Native Voices Artists Ensemble to more fully support the extraordinary talents of its Native actors, writers, musicians, directors, designers, and producers. Each spring and fall, plays are workshopped and prepared for a public staged reading and discussion, giving the playwright an opportunity to hear the play—often for the first time—with a live audience. Theater is also an avenue where Native voices can be heard. Today Major Ridge and John Ridge are buried in the Cherokee Polson cemetery in Jay, Oklahoma, roughly 150 yards from where John Ridge was assassinated in his home on June 22, 1839. It was a once in a lifetime spit. It’s a revolution. Phone: 323.667.2000. Native People do not make up a significant portion of the individuals who come to my theatre; they aren’t a noticeable part of my audience. The COVID-19 pandemic had dimmed the stage lights at Merr… Today, my grandmother is buried just a few rows down from Major Ridge and John Ridge, in the small Cherokee Cemetery in Jay, Oklahoma, less than a quarter of a mile from our family’s allotment land. We have some incredible allies who have given invaluable support to us in our struggle to tell our stories on the American stage. Redface, however, is not an authentic story. I would love to produce a Native playwright or collaborate with a Native artist, but I have no idea where to find them? I feel so excited for this series! 5. We encourage beginning, emerging, and established Native playwrights to submit. She turned and walked straight back to the minivan. The Autry Museum of the American West on Feb. 4 announced the appointment of DeLanna Studi as the new co-artistic director of its Native Voices theater company. Learn more. Please click on Past Productions for a full list of previous shows. I realized that if my law school wasn’t going to discuss how the law “justified” what happened to my people, I would teach myself. In an unprecedented decision, Justice Marshall issued a ruling declaring Cherokee Nation to be a sovereign, “distinct community”—with the inherent right to exist pre-dating the borders of Georgia (Worcester v. Georgia). I am excited to know that Perseverance Theatre will soon be producing Vera Starbard’s Our Voices Will be Heard. Andrew Jackson is the only president in the history of the United States to openly defy an order from the Supreme Court. Native Voices | HowlRound Theatre Commons. For the first time on a national scale, we are telling our stories. I suddenly realized that I could spend the rest of my life fighting legal battles, arguing for courts to recognize that a change in the law is constitutionally required. It’s an issue of economics. Native Voices at the Autry is devoted to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights. I am confident that after reading the words these seven artists have to share this week, you will share my conviction that their work, and the work of all Native artists, deserves a place on the American stage. Collaborate with us—not about us. © 2020 Autry Museum of the American West. See more ideas about theatre, set design theatre, around the worlds. So I turned to theatre. Based in the Twin Cities, New Native Theatre is a new way of looking at, thinking about, and staging Native American stories. Many cities, theatres, and communities began to forbid the performance of blackface in the 1960s, during the Civil Rights Movement. Read news, see photos and watch videos. This was the very same Court my grandmother held in high esteem—the same Court that had recognized my grandfathers’ right—and thus my right—to exist. In 1978, the Supreme Court relied on its earlier conclusion in Johnson v. McIntosh (the 1823 decision declaring us to be “heathens and savages”) to conclude that Indian Nations could no longer exercise jurisdiction over non-Natives who commit crimes on tribal lands (Oliphant v. Suquamish Indian Tribe). When my theatre company puts redface on our stage, we do it with the knowledge that what happened to Native People in this country is wrong; indeed, our performance of redface constitutes an artistic critique of the racial stereotypes that allowed the genocide to happen. Early examples of redface include non-native performers putting on fake feathers and painting their faces so they can be chased and shot by the heroes of the American story: cowboys. Just as blackface was created in the nineteenth century to support the legalization of the institution of slavery, redface was concurrently created to support the taking of Indian lands and lives. Second, my experience with my own work has been that non-natives appreciate the opportunity to see and experience authentic Native stories. Let's hope--and work--so that all neglected voices have their say, and so that we can all truly listen to each other and change each other's hearts. I found every Supreme Court decision written on the American Indian. But before I’m placed in the same soil as my grandfathers and grandmother, I will work tirelessly to ensure that there comes a day when Americans are more likely to witness Native stories by Native People than non-natives performing redface. More than 4,000 died on the journey now known as The Trail of Tears. The staff of HowlRound Theatre Commons at Emerson College wish to respectfully acknowledge that our offices are situated on land stolen from its original holders, the Massachuset and Wampanoag people. Native Voices is a crucial part of the Autry’s mission to promote art history and cultures of the American West. I was devastated. I watched as the saliva of our ancestors flowed through her mouth and hit that grave with an echo that turned heads and stopped conversations. I’d only seen it once before: at my uncle’s funeral after he shot and killed himself. And that’s the true gift of working with Native artists. The company has been hailed by critics as “a virtual Who’s Who of American Indian theatre artists,” “a hotbed for contemporary Native theatre,” “deeply compelling,” and “a powerful and eloquent voice.”, 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. For information on how to submit and current deadlines, please visit our Call for Scripts. Interview Series: Tropical Cowboys, The American Art Collaborative Linked Open Data Consortium, Request for Interest: Historic Southwest Museum Campus and the Casa de Adobe. In early March, the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) hosted the 5th Annual Young Native Playwrights Festival, featuring new plays by Maulian Dana (Penobscot), Nick Martin (Sappony), and Isabella Madrigal (Cahuilla). Andrew Jackson told him: John Marshall has issued his decision. 4. 2017 saw the rolling world premiere of Frank’s play They Don’t Talk Back at Perseverance Theatre, Native Voices at the Autry, and La Jolla Playhouse. These cases have never been declared unconstitutional. Spiderwoman Theater, New York. I have to ask questions of my Elders and those who have more knowledge than me simply because it was taken from us, and we are still working to recover it. MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 8, 2020) — Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced a collaboration with the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) to launch We Are Still Here, a multi-year initiative to uplift Native voices and stories in Minneapolis.With grant funding through the McKnight Foundation, We Are Still Here will bring large-scale, high profile public art by emerging Native … And if you think the genocide against our people is an event of the past, you’re wrong. What made my grandma, who had never so much as uttered a swear word in her life, spit on the grave of Andrew Jackson? We wish to pay our respects to their people past, present, and future. Interview Series: Picturing Indians, What is a Western? According to their website, the company was founded in 1993 and became the resident theater company at the Autry National Center in 1999. Live Theatre. You could spend three years in an American law school and never know that American Indians lived, and continue to live, on the land we now call the United States. Find our full comments policy here. In 1832, when the State of Georgia and the Executive Branch of the federal government threatened the Cherokee Nation’s very existence, my grandfathers—along with Principal Chief John Ross—took the Cherokee’s case to the Supreme Court of the United States. As a result, if I produce a play by a Native playwright, I won’t sell any tickets. The Initiative curates original Indigenous programming, including workshops, markets, and theatrical productions, to elevate the voices and artistic works of Native communities both … Take for instance, the 2008 housing crisis, when millions of Americans lost their homes. Reflections on Native Voices (Closed January 01, 2020) | Off-Broadway - Buy tickets and see show information. Native Voices 2019 . I was eleven years old when I realized: I had to be a lawyer. It means you have to tell your story. Frank currently serves as the Board President of Juneau Douglas Little Theatre (JDLittletheatre.org) and has been involved with Perseverance Theatre (PT) since the fall of 2008. “I’m really looking forward to more opportunities for Native artists to try new things, elevate their work and try really dense content,” said Ajuawak Kapashesit, who plays Almighty Voice. 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