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Indigenous, First Nations, Native Theatre

In this section, content focuses on the work of Indigenous, First Nations, and Native theatremakers. Mary Kathryn Nagle’s series Native Voices is a great starting point, as are series specifically focusing on the performance practices of Kānaka Maoli, the Indigenous people of Hawai‘i, and on Alaska Native theatre.

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National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation (NIDEC)
Video
National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation (NIDEC)
A virtual weekend of conversations and workshops
Friday 3 December to Sunday 5 December 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Freedom Talk @ Artistic Freedom Initiative
Video
Freedom Talk @ Artistic Freedom Initiative
Focusing on Indigenous People's Artistic Rights from a Legal Perspective
Tuesday 23 November 2021
United States
The Refusal to be Disappeared: Lukas Avendaño’s Xibalbay
Essay
The Refusal to be Disappeared: Lukas Avendaño’s Xibalbay
by María Regina Firmino-Castillo
28 October 2021
group of Hawaiian performers singing onstage
The Foundation and Rise of Hawaiian Theatre
Series

The Foundation and Rise of Hawaiian Theatre

Eia Hawai‘inuiākea

This series explores the fundamental elements of Hawaiian theatre while highlighting the elevation and expansion of hana keaka (Hawaiian-medium theatre) across our island chain.

Alaska Native Theatre
Series

Alaska Native Theatre

The first Alaskans have been telling the real story of the land for thousands of years. Yet so often, these are not the stories the rest of the world, or often even the rest of Alaska, knows outside of our communities.

Native Voices
Series

Native Voices

A collection of First Nations voices as they share their experiences in (North) American theatremaking.