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New Play Announced At The Autry: LYING WITH BADGERS By Native Voices Photo New Play Announced At The Autry: LYING WITH BADGERS By Native Voices
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 20, 2020

The only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Native Voices presents the world premiere of Lying with Badgers by Jason Grasl (Blackfeet).

Native Voices Appoints DeLanna Studi As New Leader Photo Native Voices Appoints DeLanna Studi As New Leader
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2020

The Autry announced today the appointment of DeLanna Studi (Cherokee) as the new Co-Artistic Director of Native Voices. As the only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Studi's hiring furthers the theatre company's commitment to developing the next generation of indigenous writers, directors, producers, and performers. 

SDSU Partners with Native Voices on LYING WITH BADGERS Photo SDSU Partners with Native Voices on LYING WITH BADGERS
by Julie Musbach - Oct 11, 2019

The SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film presents Lying with Badgers, a timeless story of hope, loss, identity, and wonder, from Friday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 10 in SDSU's Experimental Theatre.

Native Voices At The Autry Presents First Look At HURRICANE SAVAGE Photo Native Voices At The Autry Presents First Look At HURRICANE SAVAGE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2018

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theatre company, presents Hurricane Savage as part of its First Look Series, a script development process that brings playwrights together with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors.

BWW review: Much LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR at Garry Marshall Photo BWW review: Much LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR at Garry Marshall
by Don Grigware - Mar 26, 2018

In 1993 Neil Simon penned his experiences as a young writer for Your Show of Shows on early 50s television in a play entitled Laughter on the 23rd Floor. At that time he was a novice learning from the likes of series star Sid Caesar and fellow-writers Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Carl Reiner, and Selma Diamond among others. The seven member team plus Caesar collaborated on sketch comedy that ran live weekly on NBC. Daily work was hellish with the crazies bringing their personal issues and divergent styles of expression every hour of every day to the writers' room. The sketch material was not only affected by their various personalities clouded by bold ethnic traits but also by the world around them that included the infamous attacks of McCarthyism. In the arts actors, writers, directors and other artists were endangered of being branded a communist and fired from their work. NBC found Your Show of Shows to be too sophisticated and thereby made cuts threatening the show's existence. It was cut back to an hour. In the play Sid Caesar is Max Prince (Pat Towne), an alcoholic and drug addicted tyrant who will stop at nothing to prove his point. He fights NBC; of course, to no avail. Laughter... plays the Garry Marshall Theatre through April 22, brilliantly directed b

Neil Simon's Love Letter To TV Comedy Writes and Fights at The Garry Marshall Theatre Photo Neil Simon's Love Letter To TV Comedy Writes and Fights at The Garry Marshall Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 28, 2018

A reimagined, revitalized production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning playwright Neil Simon's classic Laughter on the 23rd Floor marks the final production in the nonprofit's 4-Play Inaugural Season. Featuring John Ross Bowie (Speechless, The Big Bang Theory) and directed by Co-Artistic Director of Los Angeles' award-winning Celebration Theatre Michael A. Shepperd, Laughter on the 23rd Floor will play a limited run, March 23 through April 22, 2018.

Native Voices at the Autry Presents 23rd Festival of New Plays
by A.A. Cristi - May 1, 2017

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theatre company, presents its 23rd Annual Festival of New Plays at the Autry Museum of the American West and La Jolla Playhouse. The festival features staged readings of new and in-progress plays by Native writers followed by talkbacks in which each audience member becomes an important part of the collaborative process. These new works explore questions of solidarity and community, spirituality and culture, environment and economic success, and the often contentious relationships that emerge. 

Native Voices at the Autry to Present 18th Festival of New Plays
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 18, 2016

Native Voices at the Autry, America's leading Native American theatre company, presents its 18th Annual Festival of New Plays at the Autry Museum of the American West and La Jolla Playhouse. The festival features staged readings of new and in-progress plays by Native writers followed by audience talkbacks in which each viewer becomes an important part of the collaborative process.

Actor/Playwright Jason Grasl to Guest on HOT IN CLEVELAND Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Native American actor Jason Grasl, known for his roles in “White Collar” and the film “The Seminarian,” will guest star on TVLand's hit comedy series “Hot In Cleveland,” Wednesday, March 25

Lilly Award Foundation's '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' to Conclude with THE TALL GIRLS, 3/23
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 20, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation has announced additional casting for the final play in the Inaugural (3)Plays from The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series featuring new works by female playwrights Larissa FastHorse, Meg Miroshnik and Laura Schellhardt, with female directors Lear deBessonet, Leigh Silverman and Liesl Tommy.

Photo Flash: Lilly Award Foundation Continues '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' with WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO?
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 18, 2015

The Lilly Award Foundation presented "What Would Crazy Horse Do?" a new play by Larissa Fasthorse, the second play in the '(3) Plays From The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series' at The Duke on 42nd Street on March 16, 2015. Directed by Liesl Tommy, the cast featured Emily Bergl, Jason Grasl, Slate Holmgren and Madeline Sayer. BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the night below!

Lilly Award Foundation's '(3) Plays From Kilroys' List' Continues with WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO? with Emily Bergl, 3/16
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 13, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation has announced additional casting for the play in the Inaugural (3)Plays from The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series featuring new works by female playwrights Larissa FastHorse, Meg Miroshnik and Laura Schellhardt, with female directors Lear deBessonet, Leigh Silverman and Liesl Tommy.

Kate Mulgrew, America Ferrerra Lead Lilly Awards' THE COMPARABLES Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation has announced complete casting for the Inaugural (3)Plays from The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series featuring new works by female playwrights Larissa FastHorse, Meg Miroshnik and Laura Schellhardt, with female directors Lear deBessonet, Leigh Silverman and Liesl Tommy. The acting company includes Emily Bergl ('Desperate Housewives'), America Ferrerra ('Ugly Betty'), and Kate Mulgrew ('Orange is the New Black'), with Kally Duling, Alexandra Henriksen, Colbie Minifie, Jesse Perez, Madeline Sayet, and Erin Wilhelmi (Perks of Being a Wallflower).

Kate Mulgrew, America Ferrerra & More Set for Lilly Awards Foundation's Play Reading Series
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 4, 2015

The Lilly Awards Foundation has announced complete casting for the Inaugural (3)Plays from The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series featuring new works by female playwrights Larissa FastHorse, Meg Miroshnik and Laura Schellhardt, with female directors Lear deBessonet, Leigh Silverman and Liesl Tommy. The acting company includes Emily Bergl ('Desperate Housewives'), America Ferrerra ('Ugly Betty'), and Kate Mulgrew ('Orange is the New Black'), with Kally Duling, Alexandra Henriksen, Colbie Minifie, Jesse Perez, Madeline Sayet, and Erin Wilhelmi (Perks of Being a Wallflower).

BWW Reviews: CHEROKEE Sends Woolly on a Spirit Journey
by Itai Yasur - Feb 19, 2015

Woolly Mammoth's beautiful theater in which every seat has an intimate view of the expansive stage and the company's diehard dedication to new plays has found another win in Lisa D'Amour's follow up to 2013's DETROIT. Upon entering audiences are immediately greeted with recordings of tribal music and a stage dense with flat planks giving the illusion of trees stretching far above. This play is all about transformations, sometimes subtle and sometimes ridiculous to the extreme, and it couldn't have found a better home than Woolly, who's aesthetic seems motivated by the constant need to innovate, explore, and reinvent, not only from season to season and production to production, but often from act to act and even scene to scene. All around, the creative, production, and design teams have risen to the challenge of A'Mour's play and together have created an epic highlight in the DC theater scene.

Woolly Mammoth to Present Lisa D'Amour's CHEROKEE, 2/9-3/8
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 15, 2015

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces its next production in Season 35: Cherokee, by Obie Award-winning playwright Lisa D'Amour. Enlarging on the themes explored in D'Amour's 2013 Woolly hit Detroit, Cherokee follows a fresh cast of characters pushed to the brink as their escape from the trappings of civilization opens the path to a new life. Woolly Company Member John Vreeke, who also directed Detroit, will direct the new production. Cherokee will run from Monday, February 9 to Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Free Reading of EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Presented by Native Voices at the Autry Tonight, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2012

Native Voices at the Autry will present a free staged reading of Emergency Management, a new play by Jason Grasl (Blackfeet*) tonight, October 25, 2012, 7:30 pm, at the Wells Fargo Theater at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park. Packed with intrigue and suspense, Emergency Management chronicles a Cheyenne boy adopted into a non-Native family. Now a rising political star in Arizona, he tries to be everything to everyone. When his sister is kidnapped and held for ransom, he must reassess his life and overcome deep, dark secrets to save his career and his family. The reading is followed by an audience 'Talk-Back' with Grasl and the director.

Free Reading of EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Presented by Native Voices at the Autry, 10/25
by Sierra Fox - Oct 1, 2012

Native Voices at the Autry will present a free staged reading of Emergency Management, a new play by Jason Grasl (Blackfeet*) on Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:30 pm, at the Wells Fargo Theater at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park. Packed with intrigue and suspense, Emergency Management chronicles a Cheyenne boy adopted into a non-Native family. Now a rising political star in Arizona, he tries to be everything to everyone. When his sister is kidnapped and held for ransom, he must reassess his life and overcome deep, dark secrets to save his career and his family. The reading is followed by an audience 'Talk-Back' with Grasl and the director.