Yuchewahkenh (Bitter) - Native Voices 2021 First Look

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Saturday October 2

11:00 AM  –  2:00 PM


When Myra Henhawk's sister goes missing, she flatly refuses to believe it. The girls have been "good." They went to the city and created a fresh new life. They're not the people who go missing. Myra clings to her denial until Bad Mind intervenes and shows Myra that there is no easy answer and no magic solution. The system is rigged, and Ellie is missing.


Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora) is a founding member of Chukalokoli and Amerinda Theater. She is an alumna of the Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group (2009) and a Resident Playwright at New Dramatists (2025). Honors: Winner of 2020 NNPN Smith Prize for Political Theater for Yuchewahkenh (Bitter), Semi-finalist for 2018 National Playwright’s Conference (The O’Neill) and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival for Pure Native, Honorary Mention - The Kilroys List - 2019 for Pure Native and 2014 for Stand-Off At Hwy#37. Productions: Pure Native - Native Voices at the Autry (L.A.), Stand-Off at Hwy#37 - Native Voices at the Autry and University of South Dakota, Glenburn 12 WP - Summer Shorts at 59E59, Smoke - Mixed Phoenix Theatre Group at Pershing Square Signature Center. Published: Monologues for Actors of Color: Women, Monologues for Actors of Color: Men and Contemporary Plays by Women of Color Edition 2: (Routledge Press). Member: Dramatists Guild.