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Randy Reinholz
Randy Reinholz

Randy Reinholz, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Native Voices at the Autry, the nation's premier Equity theater company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new plays by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights. The 2019-20 Season celebrates Native Voices' twenty-fifth anniversary.

Reinholz is an accomplished producer, director, playwright, actor, and activist. His play Off The Rails, directed by Bill Rauch, had its world premiere and a sold-out run at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017. His newest play, Under A Big Sky, was developed in 2019 at Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. He has produced more than 35 new scripts and directed over 75 plays in the United States, Australia, Mexico, Great Britain, and Canada. Native Voices has presented 275 workshops and readings of Native plays, with artists from more than 100 distinct tribal nations. Native Voices maintains long standing relationships with La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Perseverance Theatre, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Montana Rep, The Alaska Native Heritage Center, New York’s Public Theater, and the National New Play Network. 

Reinholz has received Playwrights' Arena's Lee Melville Award, the Association of Theatre in Higher Education’s Ellen Stewart Award for Career Achievement in Professional Theatre, The Los Angeles Drama Circle’s Gordon Davidson Award, a McKnight Fellowship, a Map Grant, a Ford Foundation Grant, and numerous NEA grants. He is Vice President of the National Theater Conference, a trustee of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre, and on the National Advisory Board for the Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference. He served on the Los Angeles County, Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative Advisory Committee, and ATHE’s National Leadership Institute. He is a member of the National Cultural Navigation Theater Project, founding member of the Fund for an Equitable Theatre Ecology (FETE) a Think Tank facilitated by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Institute (a partnership of TCG and artEquity), and a Core Partner of ArtChangeUS: Arts in a Changing America. Reinholz is a tenured Professor at San Diego State University, where he also served as Director of the School of Theatre, Television, and Film.

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