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A new play from Tuscarora writer Vickie Ramirez, current playwright in residence at New York's famed New Dramatists. When a prodigal son returns home, his business proposal to bottle the tribe's water sparks a heated debate, with his childhood sweetheart leading the opposition. 

Set to perform in San Rafael before touring Native communities and funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

Due to COVID-19, our 2020 production and tour has been postponed, but we're working on a filmed hybrid production, to be announced in 2021 or when it's safe for our actors and audience to gather.

NEW VOICES FOR TOMORROW'S THEATER

Like our artists, our plays include works by the best playwrights of today--including Pulitzer Prize winners Arthur Miller, Lynn Nottage, Nilo Cruz--and the best emerging playwrights.



Larissa FastHorse

AlterLab supports playwrights at every stage of the development process. Each cohort of writers is diverse—from early career writers to award-winning established writers; from ages 23 to 93; writers from all backgrounds—and each cohort of writers chooses how to work together, supporting each other in creating adventurous, honest work. 

In each AlterLab cohort, AlterTheater commissions one playwright to write a new play  for and with our community. Commissioned playwrights work closely with our ensemble to create a story that tackles issues in our community, and that can shine in our unique storefront performance spaces.


An AlterTheater dream since our inception has been playwrights creating new work for our ensemble of artists. It took us four years: in 2008 we commissioned our first playwright, award-winning San Francisco poet/playwright Brian Thorstenson.