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Native Voices Live Play

Live Performances / Family Activities / Member Events

14th Annual Short Play Festival: Who You Calling ‘Stoic’? Not Your Cigar Store Indian

Part of the series Native Voices

Sunday, March 24, 2024, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Autry Theater

Appropriate For:
Free Admission
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About the Event

There are many stereotypes that Native Americans - living and dead - have had to contend with. One of the most pervasive in film, history, and wooden statues is the stoic, wise leader. He never smiles. He rarely speaks. He is always a he. So, for the 14th Annual Short Play Festival, Native Voices asked playwrights to dive into this image of the “Stoic Indian” and flip the stereotype on its head. Selected short plays will be performed onstage at the Autry and will be entered to win the Thomas Studie Gadugi Audience Prize of $500 and the Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting Award of $1,000.

Reservations for the 14th Annual Short Play Festival will be open in early 2024. Join our email list to be notified as soon as tickets are available!

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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