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Rendon, Marcie R.

White Earth Anishinabe
Plays in the Archive
Songcatcher: Frances Densmore. Three acts. 73 pages. 5W 3M.
Odem Mukwa’. In progress: synopsis and outline.
Bring the Children Home. Two acts. 24 pages 3W 5M/W Chorus. Produced by Child’s Play Theater in collaboration with Pillsbury Theater, Minneapolis, MN, September 1996. Synopsis.
Other publications
Urban Rez. Production
Outside In, Inside Out. Play based on story by Peg Wetli.
Looks into the Night, with Valerie RedHorse, screenplay based on story by Lorraine Norrgard.
InnerCity Opera, collaborative theater piece.
Pow-wow Summer. Minneapolis: Carol Rhoda Books, 1997.
>Beyond Survival: Applying for Grants/Awards/Fellowships. Minneapolis: Native Arts Circle.
Native Models for Business Success. Minnesota Junior Achievement Project.
Dreaming into Being. Poetry.
“SongCatcher: A Native Interpretation of the Story of Frances Densmore.” In Keepers of the Morning Star: An Anthology of Native Women’s Theater. Ed. Jaye T. Darby and Stephanie Fitzgerald. Los Angeles: UCLA American Indian Studies Center, 2003. Pp. 1-75.
Other websites about the Rendon
Voices from the Gap

Reyner, Dianne Yeahquo

Plays in the Archive
Weaving the Rain. 2004. Typescript, 72 pp. Two acts. 2W 4M. Synopsis.

  • Lawrence Arts Center, “Imagination and Place Series,” November 19-20, 2004, Lawrence, KS. Presented by Thunderbird Theatre of Haskell Indian Nations University, Prof. Pat Melody, director.
  • Miami University, Oxford, OH. February 19, 2007. Presented by the American Indian Repertory Theatre, Pat Melody, director.

Awards: Grant K. Goodman Playwriting Award at the University of Kansas, and a finalist in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, ACTF Region V. 2005.

Other publications
Woven Memory

Rogers, Janet

Plays in the Archive
Pauline and Emily: Two Women. 2000. (typescript, 28 pp.) Synopsis.
Other publications
Mixed Meditations (of an Urban Indian). Victoria, BC: Fien Words Chapbooks, 2000. ISBN 0968710603.

Shamas, Laura

Plays in the Archives
A Story My Mother Told Me (and Her Mother told Her). 2010 (typescript, 7 pp.) 3M.
Chasing Honey. 2007 (typescript, draft 11/23/2008, 84 pp.) 4M 3M All Native Americans. Synopsis.
Talking Leaves. 2008 (typescript, draft 12/01/2008, 79 pp.) 4M 3W Ensemble. Synopsis.
Trapper Joan. 2009 (typescript, 81 pp.) 2W 2M.
Published plays
See Women’s Drama Collection: 1,500 Plays by Women from the 18th Century to the Present. CD-Rom and Online Subscription. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press, and
North American Indian Drama Collection. CD-Rom and Online Subscription. Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press.
Re-Sourcing. New York: Broadway Play Publishing, 2008.
Anthologized in The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 2009. Ed. Lawrence Haribson. Lyme, NH: Smith and Kraus, 2009.
Moliere in Love. Chicago: Dramatic Publishing, 2009.
Lincoln Vacation. Chicago: Dramatic Publishing, 2009.
“Pistachio Stories” in Living and Writing on America’s Left Coast: Contemporary Women’s Plays. Los Angeles: Lady Muraski Books, 2009.
“Pistachio Stories” (ten-minute version) in 2005: Best Ten-Minute Plays for Three or More Actors. Ed. D. L. Lepidus. Lyme, NH: Smith and Kraus, 2007.
“Up to Date”. New York: Playscripts, Inc., 2004. Anthologized as “Too Cool” in New Monologues for Women by Women. Vol. Two. Ed. Liz Engelman and Tori Haring-Smith. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 2005.
“Lady-Like”. New York: Playscripts, Inc., 2004. Anthologized in Best Scenes of 1995 and Best Female Monologues for Young Actors. Ed. Jocelyn A. Beard. Lyme, NH: Smith and Kraus, 1996.
“Luck”. In Scenes and Monologues for Young Actors. Ed. Kent Brown. Chicago: Dramatic Publishing, 2000.
Portrait of a Nude. Chicago: Dramatic Publishing, 1995.
Saucer city. Chicago: Dramatic Publishing, 1995.
Picnic at Hanging Rock (adapted from Lady Joan Lindsay). Chicago: Dramatic Publishing, 1987.
Living Doll. Chicago: Dramatic Publishing, 1987.
Amelia Lives. Chicago: Dramatic Publishing, 1984.
The Other Shakespeare. Dramatic Publishing, 1980.
Other publications
We Three: The Mythology of Shakespeare’s Weird Sisters. New York: Peter Lang, 2007.
Playwriting for Theatre, Film and Television. Whitehall, VA: F & W Books/Betterway Publications, 1991.
Agent: Beth Blickers
Abrams Artists, 26th Floor
272 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Spiderwoman Theater

Lisa Mayo, Gloria Miguel, and Muriel Miguel
Kuna, Rappahannock
Spiderwoman Theater Exhibits
Spiderwoman Theater Papers
In 1996 Spiderwoman Theater donated their papers to the Native American Women Playwrights Archive, and these materials are currently being processed and cataloged. The papers make up two archival boxes of correspondence, photos (personal and performance), programs, posters, flyers, publicity materials, clippings from reviews (some original, some photocopies), partial scripts, and memorabilia. Included are two audiotapes of lectures given at the University of Illinois (1996), a commercial videotape of Sun, Moon, Feather, a videotape of a live performance of Sun, Moon, Feather at Miami University, February 25, 1997, followed by the awarding of an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts to each of the three Spiderwoman sisters, and a videotape of “Winnetous’s Snake Oil Show at Wigwam City,” performed at Miami University, March 1999.
Agent: Liz Dunn Production/Management, Inc.
526 West 26th Street, Suite 821
New York, NY 10001
(212) 691-1970

Theobald, Elizabeth

Plays in the Archive
The Circle of Thanks. Based on a children’s book by Joseph Bruchac. Adapted for the stage by Elizabeth Theobald. Typescript, 25 pp. One act. Cast: Grandmother, Young Man, Young Woman, Musician. Performances November 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 1999, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mashantucket, CT. 06339-4180

Yazzie, Rhiana

Plays in the Archive
The Duel: A Play in Two Acts. 3W, 4M, Others.
Last Summer with the Pigeons (draft 5), 2008. One act. 2W (children), 3M (2 children), “Pigeons.”
The Peach Seed (a 30 minute radio play). 2006. 5W, 4M.
L.A. Arrimada. 2 scenes. 3W, 8M.