Her second family play, "Teaching Disco Square Dancing to Our Elders: A Class Presentation," which FastHorse is also choreographing, opens Friday at the Autry National Center. Already scheduled for this summer is a workshop of a second play for the Autry's Native Voices series, a program that develops and supports work by Native American playwrights and theater artists. Her first full-length musical is in the works, too, commissioned by the Los Angeles History Project.
"My goal is to make the crises, the silliness and sadness the characters go through happen as organically as they do in kids' lives," says FastHorse, a Lakota of the Sicangu Nation and a spokeswoman on Native American issues. "You can be doing some crazy, goofy disco thing one minute and then the next minute, things get really real.