Reshaping the World: A Mohegan Reaction to Madeline Sayet’s Where We Belong
Finding Native representation in art and media when I was growing up was difficult. Finding anything good or specific? Nearly impossible. Imagine my joy at a piece of theater written by a Mohegan about Mohegan that uses Mohegan language, teachings, history, and cultural motifs—by another Maddy, no less!
YIPAP is offering two playwriting workshops that will be taught by award-winning Native playwrights Vera Starbard (Tlingit) and Tara Moses (Seminole). Each will be free and open to the public and are scheduled for Wednesdays July 22nd and August 5th.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MONOLOGUE WRITING COMPETITION
The Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program is hosting a Monologue Writing Competition for Native Youth, Ages 25 and Under.
The writers of the two top monologues will each receive $100 prize and the option to either perform their own work as part of an online event or have a professional Native actor perform their work, subject to their preference.
5th Annual YIPAP Festival Celebrates Emerging Voices in Native Theater
In early March, the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) hosted the 5th Annual Young Native Playwrights Festival, featuring new plays by Maulian Dana (Penobscot), Nick Martin (Sappony), and Isabella Madrigal (Cahuilla).
YIPAP ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF ITS FIFTH ANNUAL YOUNG NATIVE PLAYWRITING CONTEST
The Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program is thrilled to announce this year’s winners of the Young Native Storytellers Contest. This year’s winners are Isabella Madrigal (Cahuilla Band of Indians) for her play "Menil and her Heart", and Nick Martin (Sappony) for his play "Sappony, Always."
YIPAP is accepting submissions of full length plays written by Indigenous/ American Indian authors who are 24 years of age or younger. Winners will receive an all expense paid trip to Yale University in May 2019 to workshop their script with professional actors, a professional director, and a professional dramaturg.
YIPAP Hosts Third Annual Young Native Storyteller Festival
This year’s Third Annual Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program’s (“YIPAP”) Young Native Storyteller Festival was a resounding success full of laughter, tears, applause, and an appreciation for the incredible wealth of talent our youth in Indian country possess.
YIPAP Members Travel to See Mary Kathryn Nagle’s Newest Play, Sovereignty
On January 27, nearly a dozen members of the Native American Cultural Center community traveled with leaders of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program to Washington, D.C., for a showing of Sovereignty at Arena Stage.
For decades Spiderwoman Theater has worked to create provocative and compelling performances that tell Native stories from a Native perspective at a time when no theaters were producing Native artists.
YIPAP Presents Sliver of a Full Moon at UCSD in San Diego
A nearly full audience of students, history professors, tribal leaders, survivors, and other members of tribal communities listened to stories from survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault from across Indian country.
YIPAP Hosts DeLanna Studi for “Evening of Indigenous Performance”
Studi is a prominent Native actress who serves as the current chair of the SAG-AFTRA Native Americans Committee. She has performed in the national Broadway tour of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County.