Don't miss your chance to catch CARBON in LA!

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There are only five more performances left and we surely hope to see you in our audience! Use the coupon code YELLOWTREE while making your reservation to receive two tickets for the price of one! $20 for two people to catch the world premiere of a spectacular new play - now that's a deal! 

Select from one of the performances below and call 323-667-2000, ext. 354 or email us today!* 

Thursday, Nov 19 @ 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov 20 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 21 @ 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 22 @ 2:00 p.m.
 

* Be sure to use the coupon code and tell us the number of tickets you need as well as the date and time of the performance you'd like to attend. 

And here's a bit more of what our critics have had to say:
"We can ignore violence, let it paralyze us with fear, or we can do something about it."
-LA Stage Blog


"Tousey and Drummond... are standouts..."
-LA Times 

"The play certainly delivers drama and suspense in a succession of disturbing scenes that tear at the heart and quicken the pulse."
-California Chronicle  

And if you catch Sunday's performance on November 22nd, feel free to stick around for LA SkinsFest's celebration of Native American cinema and theater at 7 p.m. honoring Native Voices Tenth Anniversary. Admission is FREE! Reception, live music, and films from local Native filmmakers will be featured. Please visit LASkinsFest.com for more information. The event will be held at the Autry National Center.

We hope to see you soon!
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A few words from the LA Times...

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"...ravaging parable about the terrible weight that too many modern-day children are forced to shoulder before their time." 

"...in a deft staging, director Randy Reinholz ferrets out the humor in Gomez’s drama, particularly the playful interaction between Sylvie and Carbon – a loving but onerous bond that Carbon must break to survive." 

 
"Tousey and Drummond [Sylvie and Carbon]... are standouts, as pitiable as they are ultimately heroic."
 

Click here for the full review: 'Carbon Black' at the Autry.
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CARBON BLACK bursts open its doors...

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Photo courtesy of Tony Dontscheff 

...and here's what audience members are saying:
"Carbon Black has not one, but two masterful performances- you shouldn't miss it..."
"Sheila Tousey is spectacular in this play- what a journey she takes us on!"
"Young Michael Drummond's 'Inky' is a revelation." 
"Amazingly strong characters; totally absorbing- bravo!" 
"Great story- great acting- great performances."

Don't miss your chance to see the world premiere of this remarkable play by Terry Gomez. The show runs until Sunday, November 22nd at the Autry National Center across from the LA Zoo. Performances are at 8p on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and at 2p on Saturdays and Sundays.

General admission is $20 but you can take advantage of our 2-for-1 offer by calling 323-667-2000, ext 354 or emailing nativevoices@autrynationalcenter.org. Use the code YELLOWTREE and let us know which performance you'd like to attend. 

In the meantime, take a look at Evan Henerson's article on Native Voices in the Examiner and Ashley Steed's story on Terry and CARBON BLACK in LA Stage. 

And as Carbon Black is enjoying its time in the theatre, arrangements are already being made for our 2010 Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays. November's turning into a very busy month for Native Voices so be sure to keep checking back here for updates! 

Till next time!

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A note from Jean...

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Hello Dear Friends,

We need your help to keep Native Voices at the Autry alive and well through these tough economic times!

We hope you have already made your plans to come out to see our latest production, the world premiere of Carbon Black, by Terry Gomez (Comanche) on opening weekend. It's an astounding play with a great cast, and we’re particularly proud to be bringing it to you this season, our Tenth Anniversary as Native Voices at the Autry! (click for full press release)

Those of you who attend the play OPENING WEEKEND will find a coupon in your playbill for FREE ENTRY to the Autry's INTERTIBAL ARTS MARKETPLACE on November 7th & 8th from 10am - 5pm. What a great way to kick off Native American Heritage Month!

As you know, now, more than ever before, we need your help at the Autry supporting Native programing and Native Voices at the Autry - America's leading Native American theater company. And we need your help to bring in new audience members and keep attendance at our events as high as possible. Like many arts organizations we're struggling to get through these tough economic times and by coming out to our events and productions (and bringing your friends) you help so much! And this allows us to continue to bring you the best in Native American theater despite shrinking budgets.

So, please show your support by buying your tickets today and share the flyer below with friends with an interest in theater, especially with those who are paying customers! Our annual productions are the only opportunity you get to actually help fund Native Voices by buying tickets as all of our other events are free.

Half Price Previews are this Thursday at 8pm and Saturday at 2pm. OPENING NIGHT is Saturday, November 7th at 8pm. Performances run Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm November 7-22, but we’re particularly anxious to have you all come out and see the show its OPENING WEEKEND, Saturday, November 7th at 8pm and Sunday, November 8th at 2pm, to show your support of Native Voices and to help spread word of mouth...

NEW!
Due to the generosity of some wonderful individuals and businesses, several Native community organizations and schools will be able to see the show at no cost to them!

What we're doing!
This year we're pleased to be able to offer particularly deserving and interested groups with financial limitations the opportunity to see our plays. If you know of such a group who would otherwise miss this wonderful show -- Please let us know - ASAP - so we can arrange to get them sponsored tickets. Contact Rich Deely at rdeely@autrynationalcenter.org as soon as possible with the name of the organization and full contact information.

NOW!
If you or your business is interested in sponsoring a performance for a group (large or small) or underwriting a performance or event, please be sure to let me know by contacting me directly at jeanbscott@gmail.com -- we have groups waiting for sponsors -- And we have numerous events planned for 2010 that we will offer FREE to Los Angeles and San Diego audiences -- Events you can underwrite!

Sponsor a group - $100 will purchase 10 tickets for deserving Native community organizations or school groups -- $1,900 buys an entire house. My mom and I are both sponsors!

Underwrite an event in 2010 - $5,000 - $50,000

On behalf of myself, Randy and the entire Native Voices team (more than 150 Native theater artists each year), thanks for everything you do. If you, or a friend can afford to buy a ticket please go to CARBON BLACK to purchase your tickets NOW!

If you can sponsor group tickets or underwrite an event in 2010 contact me! I'd love to talk to you about funding opportunities you can help us with!

Thank you. We’ll see you at the theater - and, with your continued support we'll keep Native Voices on stage at the Autry National Center!

Many blessings,
Jean Bruce Scott, Producing Executive Director
Native Voices at the Autry
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
619-421-2182




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