This spring, three Indigenous, female playwrights will present their work on Oregon’s top stages at the same time. It’s a ground breaking convergence of award-winning, distinguished playwrights.
Pacific Northwest audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy Manahatta, by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee), on stage at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Mar. 28 – Oct. 27; The Thanksgiving Play, by Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota) to be performed at Artists Repertory Theatre from Apr. 1 – Apr 29; and And So We Walked, written and performed by DeLanna Studi (Cherokee) at The Armory from Mar. 31 – May 13.
It’s a groundbreaking convergence of award-winning, distinguished playwrights. Additionally, the three playwrights will participate in a series of panel discussions around Portland, Oregon in April:
Advance Gender Equity in the Arts: Monday, April 9 | 2 – 4 p.m.
Moderated by author Jacqueline Keller, the panel will focus on social justice and how telling Native stories can be used to re-humanize Native peoples. The panel will take place at The Old Church.
NAYA Family Center: Monday, April 9 | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Moderated by Alyssa Macy (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) and live-streamed on HowlRound, the panel will discuss the responsibility of the artist to the community. *Join us for a reception before the panel at 6:30pm!
The Armory: Tuesday, April 10 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Moderated by Managing Director Cynthia Fuhrman, the panel will discuss women’s voices on stage as a national theater movement — how did we get here and what are the challenges still ahead?
This panel is presented by KeyBank, with additional support from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.
We are thrilled to announce
Use the code 17629 for $35 tickets to Manahatta at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Use the code Thanksgiving35 for $35 tickets to The Thanksgiving Play at Artists Rep.
Use the code NACF for $10 off tickets to And So We Walked at The Armory.*
*Promotional code valid on seating areas 1-3 only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets, student tickets or in combination with other discounts. Subject to availability.