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Larissa Theater Resume

Larissa Theater Resume

The title that best describes FastHorse is theater activist.
— John Horn, The Frame KPCC

PLAYS

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY - Finishing commission by Artists Rep Portland, written during Joe Dowling Annaghmakerrig Fellowship from the Guthrie Theater (2015), UC Berkeley Department of Theater workshop (2015)

WHAT WOULD CRAZY HORSE DO? - World Premier Kansas City Rep OriginsKC (2017), written as Center Theatre Group Writer’s Workshop, readings by Mixed Phoenix Theatre Company, William Inge Residency Workshop (2013), and Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor (2013), The Lilly Award Readings (2015), Santa Clara University Workshop Production (2016), Kansas City Rep workshop (2016)

URBAN REZ - Produced and commissioned by Cornerstone Theatre Company (2016),  2012 ArtPlace Grant *Playwright and choreographer

LANDLESS - Commissioned by AlterTheatre, 2012 NEA ArtWorks grant, premiered January 10, 2015, Bay Area Theater Critics Nominee for Best Original Script *Choreographer and playwright

UNTITLED BALLET PLAY - Commissioned by Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, 2010 NEA Distinguished Play Development Grant, 2011 NEA ArtWorks Developoment Grant, 2015 Miami Theater Center Finishing Grant, Peter Brosius directing, in development (2016/17) *Choreographer and playwright

CHEROKEE FAMILY REUNION - Commissioned by Cherokee Historical Association for Mountainside Theatre, premiered July 16, 2012, published Dramatic Publishing *Choreographer and playwright

A DANCING PEOPLE - Commissioned by Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences, in development (2011) *Choreographer and playwright

DIFFERENT DOES NOT MEAN THE SAME - Commissioned by Native Voices at the Autry, Jim Henson Foundation Grant, Native Voices Playwright’s Retreat (2009), available

SERRA SPRINGS - Co-commissioned by Los Angeles History Project/Native Voices at the Autry, staged reading (2008), available

TEACHING DISCO SQUAREDANCING TO OUR ELDERS: A CLASS PRESENTATION - Commissioned and produced by Native Voices at the Autry (2008), Jose Cruz Gonzales directing, AATE Distinguished Play Award, Aurand Harris Fellowship, Native Voices Playwright’s Retreat, published with Dramatic Publishing *Choreographer and playwright

AVERAGE FAMILY - Commissioned and originally produced by Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis (2007), Peter Brosius directing, Ford New Works Project, published with Plays for Young Audiences

ALLIES – My America Too, Commissioned short play by Center Stage, filmed in Cleveland OH (2015)

HUNKA - Arizona Theatre Company Café Bohemia Reading Workshop (2012), Native Voices at the Autry First Look Series (2012), Eagle Project Hatch Project workshop (2014), AlterTheater reading (2015), Oklahoma Theater Company Native American Play Festival reading (2013)

CHOREOGRAPHY and DIRECTION (other than above)

OUR VOICES WILL BE HEARD, Perseverance Theater, Juneau/Anchorage AK (2016)  Director and Choreographer World Premier by Vera Starbard

SOUTH PASS, Jackson Center for the Arts, Jackson WY (2013) Choreographer World Premiere musical, Mountain men dances, Modern Pas De Deux, Several full company musical numbers with both staging and dance choreography, Slap Stick Duet

UNTO THESE HILLS, Mountainside Theatre, Cherokee NC 2500 seat outdoor theatre (2008-12) Choreographer, Hoedown, Modern Eagle Dance, Full Company Finale, stage traditional Cherokee dances with both dancers and non-dancers

 Director for numerous play development workshops and student productions.

PUBLISHED WORK

Landless – Monologues for Actors of Color (Routledge Publishing)

Cherokee Family Reunion – Dramatic Publishing

Teaching Disco Square Dancing to our Elders – Dramatic Publishing

Average Family – Plays for Young Audiences, The Face of America (UofM Press)

What Would Crazy Horse Do? - The Kilroys' List: 99 Monologues 

Numerous articles for SDC Magazine and blogs for TCG Circle and Howlround

ADDITIONAL AWARDS AND ACHEIVEMENTS

 -Workshop instructor/guest artist CalArts, UC Berkeley, Independence Community College/High School, CalPoly San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara University, University of South Dakota, Alaska Native Playwrights Project, Pine Ridge Playwrights, Native Voices Young Playwrights. 

-Playwright's Center Core Writer (2016-18)

-SDC Director’s Lab West 2015.

-Theatre Communications Group Board of Directors 2014-present (Executive Committee, Secretary of Board, Chair of Regional Ambassador Committee)

-William Inge Residency 2013.

-Center Theatre Group Writer’s Workshop participant 2011-2012.

-Playwright’s Union Member 2012-16.

-National Endowment for the Arts Theatre Panelist, 2011, 2012.

-South Dakota Festival of Books speaker and workshop leader, 2011.

-Speaker for International Colloquium of Theatre for Young People, Mexico City 2009.

-Featured US playwright for ASSITEJ 2008 World Congress, Australia.

-ABC / IAIA TV Writer’s Track Program 2007.

-Fox TV Writers Initiative Fellow 2005/2006, 2008/2009.

-Inscribed delegate to United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.