Coming Soon

Pure Native

by Vickie Ramirez

An old face in a new suit returns to 'the Rez' after years in the city, looking to convince the reservation to make a deal with a water bottling company to use their land and resources. Some see it as a new opportunity, others a threat to long-held traditions and values. Everyone has to make a choice. 


Funny, perceptive and pointedly relevant, Vickie Ramirez's newest play explores the complexities of modern Native life.

Dates and Locations TBA

Cast & Crew
Vickie Ramirez

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). Honors: Resident – New Dramatists 2025, Semi-finalist for Bay Area Playwrights Festival for Pure Native, Honorary Mention – The Kilroys List – 2019 for Pure Native and 2014 for Standoff At Hwy#37. Productions: Pure Native- Native Voices at the Autry (L.A.), Standoff at Hwy#37– NV Autry and the 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 Guilds

Jeanette Harrison

has produced 24 world premiere and First Look productions with AlterTheater. She is the architect of AlterTheater's AlterLab playwright residency program; the inaugural AlterLab production was the world premiere of Ann Brebner's THE DEAD GIRL in 2013. She co-directed with Ann Brebner THE RIVER BRIDE by Marisela Trevino Orta (2013 co-winner, National Latino Playwriting Award). Other recent directing credits include the award-winning productions of two AlterTheater commissions by Larissa FastHorse, LANDLESS (2016 USA PEN Literary Award in Drama), and COW PIE BINGO (2018 Theatre Bay Area Award, Best Featured Actor); the multi-Theatre Bay Area Award-winner THE AMEN CORNER by James Baldwin, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, with the University of Southern California's BFA juniors. She's worked with many Bay Area theater companies, including Berkeley Rep, the Magic, Cutting Ball, Theatre Rhino, Aurora Theatre, Golden Thread, SF Shakes, Women's Will.