February 28, 2008

Young Native Voices

Nurturing the next crop of Native artistsCreating a space for young artists to find their voices, Native Voices at the Autry is doing brilliant work with the Young Native Voices: Theater Education Workshops. Now in its seventh year, Young Native Voices has provided workshops and residencies for American Indian youth.

Native Voices at the Autry is a professional Theater Company located in Los Angeles devoted to developing new scripts by Native writers. It is housed at the Autry Museum--a destination for many school-age children.

"Working closely with the Southern California Indian Center," said Native Voices artistic director Randy Reinholz, Choctaw, "We wanted to develop something for the young people here in LA."

The Theater Education workshops encourage young American Indians to explore their stories and share their experiences through the art of playwriting. To date, 45 new plays have been written by young playwrights as part of the project.
Comment:  For more on Native Voices at the Autry, see Native Plays and Other Stage Shows.

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