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Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company

The Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company’s 2019 Native American New Play Festival announces its cast for the featured play, “Neechie-Itas” by Jo MacDonald, Anishinaabe.

Tiffany Tuggle, Cherokee/Choctaw, is directing this hilarious new comedy about 4 life-long friends who learn a lesson about keeping secrets, loyalty and what it takes to mend a broken heart. The play features the powerhouse talents of Carolyn Dunn, Cherokee/Choctaw/Creek/Tunica-Biloxi; Misty Red Elk, Comanche; Summer Morgan, Kiowa;, Maya Torralba, Kiowa/Comanche/Wichita; Johnlee Lookingglass, Comanche; and Cody Tabor.  

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The Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company is presenting “Neechie-Itas” in a community partnership with the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Central Oklahoma. The festival runs June 22–23; and June 27–29 with performances @ 8 p.m. in University of Central Oklahoma’s Mitchell Hall Theatre located 100 North University Drive in Edmond, with plenty of free parking. 

Tickets are available at the theatre on performance nights or in advance online at

The 2019 Native American New Play Festival will also feature free daytime events. On Saturday, June 22nd, staged reading performances of new Native plays selected from a national call for scripts will take place. “Bound” by Tara Moses, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and “Three Sisters” by Carolyn Dunn, Cherokee/ Choctaw/Creek/Tunica-Biloxi, will perform 12–5 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre on the University of Central Oklahoma campus. An exhibit of contemporary and traditional art will take place in the Mitchell Hall Theatre Lobby on Saturday, June 29th 2–5 p.m. This event will feature live art demonstrations from Oklahoma’s cutting edge contemporary and traditional visual artists.   

The 2019 Native American New Play Festival is celebrating its 10th consecutive year of presenting new Native plays to Oklahoma audiences.

For more information, contact Maya Torralba, Festival Coordinator at 405-388-1140 or visit our website at for tickets, festival updates and information.