New York Theater Workshop and La MaMa announced today programming for the third annual Reflections of Native Voices Festival.
The Reflections of Native Voices Festival is Safe Harbors NYC’s weeklong festival, featuring theatre, music and native dance performances by visionary Indigenous artists from across the country. Reflections of Native Voices Festival runs Thursday June 2-Sunday June 5, 2022, and is curated by Safe Harbors NYC and presented in partnership by New York Theater Workshop and La MaMa Indigenous Initiative.
The schedule for the Reflections of Native Voices Festival is as follows:
- Thursday June 2 – He Leo Aloha (Streamed on NYTW.org beginning at 5pm ET)
- Friday June 3 – Tipi Tales from the Stoop (NYTW, 3pm), Q&A to follow
- Saturday June 4 – Este Cate (La MaMa, 6pm), Q&A to follow moderated by Murielle Borst
- Sunday June 5 – Red Moon Blues (La MaMa, 4pm), Q&A to follow moderated by Murielle Borst
Tickets to the Reflections of Native Voices Festival are $50 for a Full Festival Pass, which includes access to all shows, $20 for an individual show pass, and $10 for He Leo Aloha.
Tickets to He Leo Aloha, Tipi Tales and Festival Passes will be available at nytw.org/show/ronv2022.
Tickets to Este Cate, Red Moon Blues and Festival Passes will be available at lamama.org/reflections-of-native-voices.
SAFE HARBORS NYC
Founder Murielle Borst-Tarrant and La MaMa Artistic Director Mia Yoo initially established the Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective to spearhead original Indigenous programming. Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective and the La MaMa Indigenous Initiative remain a collaborative in that vision and legacy.
Safe Harbors NYC was originally founded as programming at La Mama Experimental Theater Club and personally envisioned by Artistic Director Mia Yoo and Murielle Borst-Tarrant. Together, wanting to create a new paradigm in regard to the presentation of Indigenous Arts and Culture within the broader American Theater world, the mission to combat stereotypes and support Indigenous communities. The Collective is still a collaborative program that functions on a grassroots level within local NYC Native American Arts communities nationally.
THE LA MAMA INDIGENOUS INITIATIVE
The La MaMa Indigenous Initiative aims to provide a platform for Indigenous arts and culture, both nationally and worldwide. La Mama Experimental Theater Club is committed to supporting ethnic diversity, cultural pluralism, and marginalized identities in the arts. The Initiative curates original Indigenous programming, including workshops, markets, and theatrical productions, to elevate the voices and artistic works of Native communities both nationally and internationally.
NEW YORK THEATER WORKSHOP
New York Theater Workshop empowers visionary theatre-makers and brings their work to adventurous audiences through productions, artist workshops and educational programs. We nurture pioneering new writers alongside powerhouse playwrights, engage inimitable genre-shaping directors, and support emerging artists in the earliest days of their careers. We’ve mounted over 150 productions from artists whose work has shaped our very idea of what theater can be, including Jonathan Larson’s Rent; Tony Kushner’s Slavs! and Homebody/Kabul; Doug Wright’s Quills; Claudia Shear’s Blown Sideways Through Life and Dirty Blonde; Paul Rudnick’s The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Valhalla; Martha Clarke’s Vienna: Lusthaus; Will Power’s The Seven and Fetch Clay, Make Man; Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest, Far Away, A Number and Love and Information; Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s Aftermath; Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Eleven; David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus; Dael Orlandersmith’s The Gimmick and Forever; and eight acclaimed productions directed by Ivo van Hove. NYTW’s productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, 25 Tony Awards and assorted Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards. NYTW is represented on Broadway with Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin, and the upcoming Sing Street, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney, with a book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Gary Clark & John Carney, directed by Rebecca Taichman. NYTW is also represented with the current National Tours of Hadestown and Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me, directed by Oliver Butler.
Alongside its artistic and community engagement activities, NYTW is engaged in the essential, sustained commitment of becoming an anti-racist organization in support and affirmation of Black people, Indigenous people and People of Color in its community. In June of 2020, NYTW published its Core Values statement and initial action and accountability steps. In an effort to provide greater transparency, NYTW shares progress updates, further commitments and next steps at nytw.org/accountability.