Montana Repertory Theatre, in partnership with the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (WMPAC), has announced DG Member MARISA CARR as the recipient of their first-ever Indigenous Artist Commission. The Commission was announced last summer and sought proposals for theatrical work from Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations artists. There were no restrictions to content, just the request that their work spoke directly to Montana and its people. Ms. Carr's work, which addresses the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women, is set to premiere in the Rep’s 2022/2023 season, followed by a statewide tour when it is safe to do so.
Marisa is a playwright who recently transplanted to Chicago after a decade in the Twin Cities. Her work has been presented and/or produced by theatres including the Guthrie, Milwaukee Rep, Pillsbury House Theatre, Playwrights’ Center, Intermedia Arts, and the University of Iowa MFA Program. She has taught playwriting for the Guthrie, Jungle Theater, and the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program, and is also Co-Founder/former Artistic Director of the Turtle Theater Collective, a Twin Cities-based company committed to producing high-quality, contemporary work that explores Native experiences and subverts expectations about how and when Native artists can create theatre. She is Turtle Mountain Ojibwe from the Turtle clan.