The Alaska Native Heritage Center announces an exciting opportunity for Alaska Native writers and other artists. Alaska Native Playwrights Project (ANPP) seeks to identify, teach and nurture Alaska Native playwrights and to establish a repertoire of uniquely Alaska Native plays derived from the rich oral tradition of Alaska’s indigenous cultures. Last year’s initial cohort completed nine plays, all of which received readings at Cyrano’s Playhouse to launch Anchorage’s Alaska Native American Indian Heritage Month celebration. Subsequently, three of the plays were included in the Play Lab of the 2011 Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, AK, and two were invited to the Native Voices Playwrights Retreat and 13th Festival of Plays, with readings at LaJolla Playhouse in San Diego and the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. Now, they are recruiting our next cohort of ten Alaska Native artists from across the state for a year-long mentorship. Call for Participants, Artist Application and FAQ Sheet are available online at www.alaskanative.
For more information: Email ebourgeois@alaskana
tive.net or call (907) 330-8057.
The deadline for artist applications is August 31, 2011.
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