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Dillon Chitto

Dillon Chitto is a Native American of Mississippi Choctaw, Laguna, and Isleta Pueblo descent. Very much a product of his environment he grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he learned the importance of art, culture, religion, and traditions from his parents, grandparents, brother, and members of his community. In his playwriting, he connects these ideas using storytelling techniques learned throughout his life. He is presently in Chicago, Illinois and has recently graduated from Catholic Theological Union with an MDiv. He is currently a company member of BoHo Theatre where he is an artistic administrator. His first play Bingo Hall, developed by Native Voices at The Autry and presented during their 2017 Festival of New Plays, was given a world premiere at Native Voices in March 2018 in Los Angeles. He was selected as Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program’s 2017 winning playwright. Bingo Hall had a reading presented by the Global Voices theatre project as part of 2019 Origins Festival of First Nations at the British Library in London. He was also featured in the 2019 Adaptation Festival at Theater Above the Law in Chicago, Illinois.

Find him on New Play Exchange.

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