NATIVE VOICES at the AUTRY
Native Voices at the Autry is the only Equity theatre company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations playwrights. Founded in 1994 by Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw) and Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott, Native Voices became the resident theatre company at the Autry National Center of the American West in 1999. The 2014–2015 season celebrates the company’s 15th year at the Autry and its 20th anniversary advancing Native theatre.
In Fall 2014 the company established the Native Voices Artists Ensemble to more fully support and engage the extraordinary talents of its Native actors, writers, musicians, and directors. The Ensemble is devoted to developing new work in a collaborative process and participating in Native Voices’ ongoing focus on the work of individual playwrights. The Lead Artists tasked with focusing the ensemble’s many talents are Jennifer Bobiwash (Ojibway) and Robert Vestal (Cherokee) two long time company members.
Native Voices at the Autry is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, The LA Large Theatre League, LA Stage Alliance, and the Dramatists Guild, and is a Constituent Theatre of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre. Visit TheAutry.org/NativeVoices for more information.