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Native Voices at the Autry returns to La Jolla Playhouse

Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre

June 2 - 4, 2011

Native Voices at the Autry is the nation’s premiere theatre company dedicated to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations writers. The Playhouse is proud to welcome them back for the 2011 Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays. Featuring staged readings of Cikiuteklluku (Giving Something Away) by Holly Stanton (Yup'ik), Ungipamsuuka (My Story) by Susie Silook (Siberian Yupik / Inupiaq), The Bird House by Diane Glancy (Cherokee), The Woman Who Was Captured by Ghosts by Julie Pearson-Little Thunder (Creek).


Festival Readings: $10 each performance

Half-price: for students, seniors and military personnel.

Festival Pass: $25 for all four plays — save $15!

Subscribers: La Jolla Playhouse Season Subscribers receive complimentary Festival Passes! Simply email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (323) 667-2000 x354 in order to redeem your pass.

Schedule of Events

Cikiuteklluku (Giving Something Away)

Thursday, June 2, at 7:30 pm

By Holly Stanton (Yup’ik)

A young Yup’ik girl from rural Alaska faces heartache when a non-Native couple adopts her baby.

Ungipamsuuka (My Story)

Friday, June 3 at 7:30 pm

By Susie Silook (Siberian Yupik/Inupiaq)

An Alaskan Native sculptor boldly confronts familial, cultural, and sexual trauma with the healing power of art.

The Bird House

Saturday, June 4 at 1:00 pm

By Diane Glancy (Cherokee)

Questions about family, faith, community, and the very soil we live on collide in a small West Texas town.

The Woman Who Was Captured by Ghosts

Saturday, June 4 at 4:00 pm

By Julie Pearson-Little Thunder (Creek)

A Cheyenne woman faces her own mortality on a metaphysical journey to a place where tradition is the best medicine.

All plays appropriate for ages 14 and older.

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