by Tara Moses
The world's first Native American romantic comedy is the story of a young man trying to save his parents' marriage by reminding them why they fell in love in the first place. Set in the Seminole Nation in Oklahoma, the story moves between 2004 and 1978 and reminds us of the power of a good snag.
AlterTheater is set to begin filming this fall! Check back later for more updates.
NEW VOICES FOR TOMORROW'S THEATER
Like our artists, our plays include works by the best playwrights of today--including Larissa Fasthorse, Lynn Nottage, Nilo Cruz--and the best emerging playwrights.
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.