Tales of an Urban Indian
By DARRELL DENNIS (Shuswap)
Directed by HERBIE BARNES (Ojibway)
PUBLIC LAB - ALL TICKETS $10!
Public LAB is an annual series of new plays that lets you see more of the work you love from The Public and LAByrinth Theater Company in stripped-down productions for ONLY $10. Public LAB allows us to support more artists and gives you immediate access to new plays.
Acclaimed Canadian writer and performer Darrell Dennis tells the semi-autobiographical tale of a young Indian man, Simon Douglas. From living life on the “Rez” to navigating the mean streets of Vancouver’s east side, Dennis weaves a funny and stirring story of identity, discovery, choice and self-respect. A hit from The Public’s inaugural Native Theater Festival, this one-man show returns to make its US premiere following a Canadian tour and two nominations for the Dora Mavor Award, the highest theatrical honor in Canada. A program of the Public Theater’s Native Theater Initiative.
New Extended Performance Schedules for Public LAB 2009 Shows!
Friday, February 20 - Sunday, March 15
Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday - Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 2pm & 7pm
No Performance/Unavailable: Sat 2/21 at 2pm, Sun 2/22 at 7pm
TUESDAY NIGHT PUBLIC LAB SPEAKER SERIES:
Please join us for the Public Lab Speaker Series, every Tuesday night following the show, which will consist of engaging conversations with the artists and notable panelists. Post-show discussions are as follows:
February 24: Balancing Two Worlds: Native Artists in the City and on the Reservation
Panelists: Darrell Dennis (actor/playwright), Yvette Nolan (Native Earth Performing Arts Artistic Director), Randy Reinholz (Native Voices at the Autry), and Sheila Tousey (actor/director).
March 3: Native Theater in New York City Today
Panelists: Steve Elm (Amerinda), Liz Frankel (The Public Theater), John Haworth (The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian's Heye Center), Muriel Miguel (Spiderwoman Theater), and Danielle Soames (Mixed Phoenix Theatre Group).
March 10: The Rise of Native Theater in New York City in the 1960s and 70s
Panelists: Muriel Miguel (Spiderwoman Theater), Soni Moreno (actor/producer), Suzan Shown Harjo (writer/advocate), and Betsy Theobald Richards (director/Ford Foundation).
The Public Theater is proud to host NBC Universal's Native American Talent Outreach:
Multi-Network Industry Panel Discussion-FREE!
Mon Mar 9, 6:30-8:30pm
Learn how to gain access to the film and television industry as an actor, writer, or director.
MODERATOR: CHARISSE WILLIAMS, Talent Coordinator (NBC News)
PANELISTS: KAREN O'HARA, Director Original Movies (Sci-Fi Channel); KELLY EDWARDS, VP, Talent Development (NBC Universal); JENNIFER MCNAMARA, VP, Casting (NBC Universal); KENDRA CARTER, Director, Talent Diversity Initiatives (NBC Universal); JONATHAN STRAUSS, Casting Director (TV/Film)
If you would like to attend the industry panel, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NBC Universal Casting Call
Tues Mar 10, 9am-1pm
Talent representatives from NBC Universal will be meeting Native American actors for non-specific roles. This open call is designed to increase diversity in NBC Universal's expanding talent pool for film and television. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!
All events take place at The Public Theater.
For more information about NBC's events go to www.diversecitynbc.com.The Public Theater's Native Theater Initiative is honored to partner with the following organizations:
AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITY HOUSE
SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
Check out the other PUBLIC LAB shows!
KNIVES AND OTHER SHARP OBJECTS
By RAÚL CASTILLO
Directed by FELIX SOLIS
March 27 - April 19
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON: THE CONCERT VERSION
Written and Directed by ALEX TIMBERS
Music and Lyrics by MICHAEL FRIEDMAN
May 5 - May 24
A NEW PLAY BY SUZAN-LORI PARKS
June 5 - June 28