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Jaisey Bates


Jaisey Bates, a misplaced Maine-iac in LA, writes and performs with her nomadic multicultural theater company, The Peoplehood (the-peoplehood.com). Her plays include THE DAY WE WERE BORN (finalist, Princess Grace Award and O'Neill National Playwrights Conference; honorable mention, Kilroys List; awarded Marin Theatre Company’s David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize; Judge’s Choice/Featured Play, Oklahoma City Theatre Company’s Native American New Play Festival) and REAL TIME, her fancydance variation on Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an ever-evolving multitude of mix-and-match one-act/mini plays and spoken word pieces. Education includes Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service (BSFS), American University in Cairo (Johns Hopkins SAIS/Fulbright) and Loyola Marymount (MA in English). 

Native Communities and Climate Change, Center Stage

Native Communities and Climate Change, Center Stage

19 September 2016

Playwright Jaisey Bates urges us to include Native communities and artists in the work to combat climate change and in the work we put on stage.