Announcing our 2009 Retreat and Festival Participants

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The time has come to officially announce our full roster of retreat and festival participants! Again, the 2009 Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays will feature three new works, one radio adaptation, and our newly commissioned play for young audiences.

2009 Retreat and Festival Participants
Native Voices Staff
Producing Artistic Director: Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
Producing Executive Director: Jean Bruce Scott
Managing Director: David Burton
Senior Manager: Rich Deely
Literary Manager: Carlenne Lacosta

Retreat Staff
On-site Host: Carlenne Lacosta
Stage Managers: Joan Marie Hurwit, Crystal Mercado, Pamela Sevilla
Production Assistants: Jennifer Bobiwash (Ojibway), Jonathan Tsang
Writing Workshop Leaders: Robert Caisley, Scott Horstein, Patricia Loughrey

Carbon Black
Playwright: Terry Gomez (Comanche)
Director: Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
Dramaturg: Douglas Langworthy
Directing Intern: Courtney Elkin Mohler (Santa Barbara Chumash)
Stage Manager: Pamela Sevilla
Cast: Tonantzin Carmelo (Tongva/Gabrielino, Mexica), Michael Drummond, Sheila Tousey (Menominee, Stockbridge Munsee), Stephan Wolfert

The Frybread Queen
Playwright: Carolyn Dunn (Muskogee Creek, Seminole, Cherokee)
Director: Scott Horstein
Dramaturg: Robert Caisley
Directing Intern: Jennifer Bobiwash (Ojibway)
Stage Manager: Joan Marie Hurwit
Cast: LaVonne Rae Andrews (Tlingit Raven Clan), Arigon Starr (Kickapoo- Creek), Kateri Walker (Saginaw Chippewa), Rayanna Zaragoza (Pima)

Fancy Dancer
Playwright: Dawn Dumont (Cree, Metis)
Director: Yvette Nolan (Algonquin)
Dramaturg: Shirley Fishman
Directing Intern: Kalani Queypo (Blackfeet, Hawaiian)
Stage Manager: Pamela Sevilla
Cast: Tonantzin Carmelo (Tongva/Gabrielino, Mexica), Elena Finney (Mescalero Apache, Tarascan), Kateri Walker (Saginaw Chippewa), Stephan Wolfert

The Red Road
Playwright and Performer: Arigon Starr (Kickapoo- Creek)
Director: Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
Dramaturg: Jean Bruce Scott
Stage Manager: Crystal Mercado

Different Doesn't Mean the Same
Playwright: Larissa FastHorse (Sicagnu Nation)
Composer: Adryan Russ
Puppet and Set Designer: G.W. "Skip" Mercier
Director: Dani Bedau
Dramaturg: Stephen McCormick
Stage Managers: Joan Marie Hurwit, Crystal Mercado
Cast: David Armstrong, Sofia Gardenswartz, Krysti Litt, Ian O'Meara

Check back here often for profiles on each of our participants and more behind-the-scenes info on Native Voices' summer programs. You may even see a post or two from our Senior Manager, Rich Deely. ;-D

Our schedule of events is posted below. Make sure to get in touch with us to make your reservations! We hope to see you at the theatre!

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