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Chile Pod

Chile Pod

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Rao and Padma Makineni
Play Development Center

By Rhiana Yazzie
Original Music by Gary Rue
Directed by Sarah Rasmussen

Like many San Diegans, Carmen and her family moved from Mexico for a better life. But unlike her classmates, Carmen speaks neither English nor Spanish: she speaks Mixtec, a language of the indigenous people of Oaxaca. Frustrated and confused, Carmen must become the hero of her own story, embracing her heritage while learning to make a home in a whole new world. From acclaimed Native American playwright Rhiana Yazzie, Chile Pod explores one young person’s journey to a place of belonging, and celebrates diversity, compassion and the wonders of the Oaxacan culture.

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Ticket Prices: $12 Adults
$9 Childern (under 12)
$9 Subscribers

Run Time: TBA

Performance Times:
Saturday, March 20

1:00pm & 3:30pm
Sunday, March 21
1:00pm & 3:30pm

Rhiana Yazzie

Rhiana YazzieWriter

Rhiana Yazzie is a Navajo playwright residing in the Twin Cities. She is the recipient of the Playwrights’ Center’s Jerome Fellowship, the Kennedy Center's New Visions/New Voices theatre for Young Audiences Residency, and a Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Expressive Arts grant. Her plays include Rainbow Crow (commissioned by Stepping Stone Theatre); Las Madres commissioned by Teatro del Pueblo); Red Ink, (commissioned by Mixed Blood Theatre); Ady (commissioned by Pangea World Theatre); Asdzani Shash: The Woman Who Turned into a Bear (finalist in the 2005 Bay Area Playwrights Festival; and The Long Flight (presented at the 30th World Congress of the International Theatre Institute and a 2002 finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Award). Rhiana is a three-time winner of the Native Radio Theatre annual new play contest and she was honored by “First Americans in the Arts” in Los Angeles with an award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing in 2007.