Native Voices 25th Annual Festival of New Plays

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 4:00 & 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 30, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Wells Fargo Theater


About the Event

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Native Voices at the Autry continues to pave the way for Native theatre on the American stage by bringing Native playwrights to the Autry for a ten-day residency, where they are partnered with directors, dramaturgs, designers, and actors to explore their scripts. Public staged readings at the Autry and La Jolla Playhouse invite your response to these new plays in process. 

Don’t miss Lee Cataluna’s (Native Hawaiian) uniquely told Flowers of HawaiiTara Moses’ (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma) exploration of what makes a person Native in Quantum, or Kalani Queypo (Blackfeet, Hawaiian) and renowned composer Kyle Puccia’s (Seneca) Missing Peace, a new play with music that asks, “Can we dare ask for happiness?”


Readings & Playwrights

Quantum by Tara Moses (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma)
Ivy Johnson, a young woman of color adopted by an African American father and Mexican American mother, discovers her real identity and is shocked by the injustices and questions from her past that no one can explain.
The Autry: Wednesday, May 29, 4:00 p.m.
La Jolla Playhouse: Saturday, June 1, 1:00 p.m.

Flowers of Hawaii by Lee Catluna (Native Hawaiian)
An extended Hawaiian family tackles the emotional ups and downs of life and its rites of passage told intergenerationally in this contemporary play powerfully brought together by a grandmother’s cherished china.
The Autry: Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 p.m.
La Jolla Playhouse: Saturday, June 1, 4:00 p.m.

Missing Peace by Kalani Queypo (Blackfeet and Hawaiian) and Kyle Puccia (Seneca)
Chase, a handsome and charismatic patient wakes up from a coma without any memory of who he is or his past life. As his memory returns so do the dark secrets he’s tried to bury. Forcing him to ask - is it possible to have a second chance at happiness?
The Autry: Thursday, May 30, 7:30 p.m.
La Jolla Playhouse: Sunday, June 2, 1:00 p.m.

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