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Vickie Ramirez is a Tuscarora playwright and alum of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group 2009. She is a member of Chukalokoli Native Theater Ensemble and Amerinda Theater. Plays include: Tobacco is Sacred-That’s Why It Kills You, Standoff at Hwy#37, Smoke, Ashes, Humans, The Varlettes vs. the Space Rock, Case 24: Roswell, NM and Leona by the Bayou. Screenplays include: MonkeyDog, Rachel vs. The Little Warriors and Lotto Munney. Honors: 2009/2010 NYC Urban Artists Fellowship, 2010 NYSCA Individual Artist Award. Her work has been presented at The Flea, The Public Theater, Amerinda, The Roundabout Theater’s Different Voices Program, Ensemble StudioTheater, BOO-Arts, Mixed Phoenix Theater Company,and the 52nd Street Project. She was also recently featured at Ohio Northern University’s Ninth Annual Theatre Festival.

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Submissions Open for Yale Young Native Playwrights Contest and Misty Upham Award for Young Native Actors

Calling all Native writers and actors 25 and Under! Submissions are open for the 9th Annual Yale Young Native Playwrights Contest and the 4th Annual Misty Upham Award for Young Native Actors.

Lucille Lortel Theatre Reveals New Artistic Initiatives and Programming

The Lucille Lortel Theatre has announced several artistic initiatives that further expand the historic theater’s impact on the Off-Broadway community and the field nationally. Learn more about the upcoming programming here!

JaMeeka Holloway and UGBA Receive Founders' and Pfaelzer Awards and Indigenous Voices Residency Announced

New York Stage and Film announced UGBA as the 2023 recipient of the Founders’ Award and JaMeeka Holloway as the recipient of this year’s Pfaelzer Award. The NYSAF summer season at Marist College, which begins July 14 and runs to August 6, will also include the creation of the Indigenous Voices of the Northeast Residency.

Rorschach Announces Finalists For 2023 MAGIC IN ROUGH SPACES NEW PLAY LAB

Rorschach Theatre has announced the finalists for its annual Magic in Rough Spaces New Play Lab.

Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program Announces Annual Playwriting and Acting Contests

The Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) is currently accepting submissions for both the 8th Annual Young Native Playwrights Contest (Deadline: March 1), and the 3rd Annual Misty Upham Award for Young Native Actors (Deadline: Feb 28th). Native artists 25 and under are eligible to submit to both awards.  

Photos: Inside Opening Night of Primary Stages' PEERLESS at 59E59 Theaters

PRIMARY STAGES and 59E59 Theaters, in association with Jamie deRoy, opened peerless last night at 59E59’s Theater A  by 2019/20 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jiehae Park (Hannah and the Dread Gazebo) and directed by Margot Bordelon (…what the end will be)

Primary Stages to Present PEERLESS Events and Creative Access Grant Readings

PRIMARY STAGES will present additional programming for their Fall 2022 season, including readings, panels and talkbacks for their fall production peerless and the Creative Access Grant Recipients Reading Series.  

Diana Burbano Named Director of New Play Development  at AlterTheater

AlterTheater has named playwright Diana Burbano to the newly created position of Director of New Play Development. The Director of New Play Development will be part of AlterTheater's shared leadership model, leading the company collaboratively with the Producing Artistic Directors and Literary Committee.

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2022-2023 Cohort

The 2022-2023 Writing Fellows Are Andrea Ambam, Alyssa Haddad-Chin, Jesse Jae Hoon, and Alex Lin; 2022-2023 Scratchpad Playwrights Are Anamaria Guerzon, Ankita Raturi, and Christopher Washington; 2022-2023 Native American Artist Lab Participants Are Sean-Joseph Choo and Moki Bear Eagle.

Cast Announced for PEERLESS, Beginning Performances at 59E59 Theaters This Month

PRIMARY STAGES and 59E59 Theaters, in association with Jamie deRoy, has announced casting for peerless, by 2019/20 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jiehae Park (Hannah and the Dread Gazebo) and directed by Margot Bordelon (... what the end will be). 

AlterTheater Presents PURE NATIVE Next Month

AlterTheater's first show with in-person audiences since the pandemic began moves Bay Area theater closer to accurate representation for Native American stories. Pure Native is the story of a Haudenosaunee community, written by Haudenosaunee playwright Vickie Ramirez, and stars two Haudenosaunee actors, with costumes by a noted Haudenosaunee fashion designer, Iakowi:he'ne' Oakes. 

AlterTheater Returns In Person With PURE NATIVE

This summer, AlterTheater reopens with in-person audiences. For the first time in its 17 year history, AlterTheater will perform outdoors, with a new play by Tuscarora writer Vickie Ramirez, Pure Native. 

Seattle Rep Announces Second Round of Playwright Commissioning Project 20x30: Reimagining the Anthropocene

  Seattle Rep today announced a second round of its large-scale playwright commission project, 20x30: Reimagining the Anthropocene, in which the organization has commissioned three playwrights in an effort to plants seeds for the future of the industry.

AlterTheater Announces 2022/2023 Season

AlterTheater’s 2022/2023 season includes a mix of virtual, hybrid, and in-person programming, including both outdoor and indoor in-person performances. AlterTheater also continues to provide virtual performing arts workshops and an in-person sleepaway summer camp through its Arts Learning Project for Native Youth. 

Keen Company Announces The 2022 Playwrights Lab For New Work Including New Participating Playwrights Kristoffer Diaz, Sarah Schulman, and Anna Ziegler

Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced his plans for Keen's Playwrights Lab, including the playwrights for the 2022 Lab, readings from the 2021 participants, as well as a roundtable discussion with the '21 playwrights on the process of developing new work.

YIPAP Announces 2nd Annual Young Native Actor's Contest And Free Workshop With Kimberly Guerrero

The Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program is open for submissions for the 2nd Annual Young Native Actor's Contest.

The Playwrights Realm Launches Native American Artists Lab

The Playwrights Realm has announced the Native American Artists Lab, a new program offering support to Native American Tribally Affiliated aspiring and emerging artists. Submissions for the Lab open February 22 and close March 13.

AlterTheater Announces 2021/2022 Season

The season starts with an audio play by Andrew Saito, Br'er Peach, produced in collaboration with The Parsnip Ship and in association with Business Lunch Productions. The season continues with a much-needed comedic romp, Snag by Tara Moses. The season closes in Summer 2022 with the long-awaited, COVID-postponed Pure Native by Vickie Ramirez.

September Activities at Seattle Center Offer Arts, Entertainment and Engagement

With cooling temperatures comes a return to fall seasons and activities at Seattle Center. September offers a range of arts, entertainment and educational opportunities across the grounds and online.  

PATHWAY TO THE BALLOT BOX Immersive Voting Rights Experience Comes to New Paltz

The passionate characters in Pathway to the Ballot Box are inspired by the challenges, triumphs, fears, and accomplishments of eight women who lived in New Paltz, NY over three centuries, leading to the first vote cast by a woman in New Paltz. The experience will run weekends August 21st through September 5th, 2021. 

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