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Randy Reinholz

Randy Reinholz (Choctaw), the co-creator and producing artistic director of Native Voices at the Autry, has directed over seventy-five productions in the US, Australia and Canada including The Rez Sisters, The Waiting Room, Proof, How I Learned to Drive, Hedda Gabler, Speed the Plow, The Cherry Orchard, Desire Under the Elms, The Glass Menagerie, and numerous productions of Shakespeare's plays. For Native Voices at the Autry he's directed and produced Urban Tattoo and directed and or produced the Equity productions of Jump Kiss, Stone Heart, The Red Road, The Buz'Gem Blues, The Berlin Blues, Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light; Carbon Black, and Please Do Not Touch the Indians; and executive produced Kino & Teresa, SUPER INDIAN, Teaching Disco Square Dancing to Our Elders, Salvage, Tales of an Urban Indian, The Frybread Queen, Walking on Turtle Island, Ghostlands of an Urban NDN, Cikiuteklluku: Giving Something Away, The Bird House, and Stand-Off at Hwy 37. He is co-founder and producer for the Native Radio Theater Project, a collaboration between Native Voices and Native American Public Telecommunications. He received a BA from William Jewell College and an MFA from Cornell University. He is a Trustee of The National Theatre Conference and board member for the Media Arts Center of San Diego. He has served on panels for the LA Cultural Affairs Department, TCG, and the NEA and the Advisory Committee for the Native Theater Festival at The Public Theatre. He is a tenured professor at San Diego State University in the Department of Theatre and on faculty for American Indian Studies. In 2007, after ten years as the Head of Acting, he was named the Director of the School of Theatre, Television, and Film at San Diego State University. In 2012 he was named Director of Community Engagement and Innovative Programs for the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts at SDSU.

The Current State of Native Theatre
Essay

The Current State of Native Theatre

24 February 2015

Randy Reinholz shares his experiences as producing artistic director of The Autry—the only Equity theatre dedicated to Native playwrights.