August 02, 2013

Old Stories, New Voices

Native playwright festival focuses on Flathead works

By Vince DevlinIt’s homemade theater you’ll find here the week of Aug. 5-9, and we’re not just talking local actors putting on a show.

“Old Stories, New Voices,” a Native American playwriting festival, puts its focus on plays developed right here on the Flathead Indian Reservation.

By bending the rules just a hair, “Old Stories, New Voices” gains itself an artistic director of considerable repute: William S. Yellow Robe Jr., a member of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation, is on hand to direct several of the week’s performance readings.

The noted actor, author, director, playwright and poet will step aside one night for one of his own works, “Thieves,” to be directed by Linda Grinde.
Comment:  For more on Yellow Robe, see Wood Bones Opens in New York and Yellow Robe's Thieves Premieres.

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