Safe Harbors NYC's Reflections of Native Voices Festival returns for its third annual presentation June 2-5.
Presented in partnership by New York Theatre Workshop and La MaMa Indigenous Initiative, the festival showcases the work by Indigenous artists from across the United States with theatre, music, and dance performances.
June 2 at 5 PM ET, NYTW will livestream a production of He Leo Aloha in partnership with University of Hawai’i at Manoa's Hawaiian Theatre Program in the Department of Theatre and Dance. This piece is written and directed by Kaipulaumakaniolono, MFA candidate in the program, and features music direction and arrangement by Ka Waihona A Ke Aloha, Kumu R. Keawe Lopes Jr., and the Tuahine Troupe.
Following will be three workshopped solo pieces. June 3 at 3 PM, NYTW will present Tipi Tales from the Stoop by Murielle Borst-Tarrant (Kuna/Rappahannock), and directed by Amber Ball (Dakubetede, Shasta, Modoc, and Klamath), with a Q&A following.
Este Cate by Nicholson Billey (Choctaw) and directed by Danielle Soames (Mohawk) will receive at presentation at La MaMa June 4 at 6 PM with a Q&A moderated by Borst-Tarrant to follow. Also at La MaMa, the festival will finish with Red Moon Blues by Henu Josephine Tarrant (Kuna/Rappahannock, Hopi, and Ho-Chunk). Directed by Sir Curtis Kirby III (Bois Forte Band Objibwe and African American Descent), the work is scheduled for 4 PM June 5, and will also have a Q&A moderated by Borst-Tarrant following.
For tickets to He Leo Aloha, Tipi Tales from the Stoop, and Festival Passes, visit NYTW.org.
For tickets to Este Cate, Red Moon Blues, and Festival Passes, visit LaMaMa.org.