Acting and writing workshops for young Natives
By Eva Thomas
The workshops were designed to give Native youth the opportunity to pursue acting and/or playwrighting in a supportive and professional environment. Students could take part in one or both tracks, depending on interests and availability. The month-long acting track took place in June, classes were held at SCIC’s downtown Los Angeles location.
“We saw a need to develop and to increase the pool of Native American acting talent as well as the need to provide summer programming for kids here in L.A.,” said James Lujan (Taos Pueblo) SCIC planner and ITE director. “This summer, ITE partnered with Native Voices at the Autry to join forces to serve the community.”