U.S. Production


by Mary Kathryn Nagle
Language: English/With Russian Subtitles


u.s. production


by Mary Kathryn Nagle
Directed by Tara Moses

with Gavin Hoffman, Jen Olivares, Kholan Studi

Virtual Media Design: Kiana Vincenty
Director of Virtual Media Design: Jared Mezzocchi
Production Manager: Brianna Rafidi

Mary Kathryn Nagle (Playwright) is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She is also a partner at Pipestem Law, P.C., where she works to protect tribal sovereignty and the inherent right of Indian Nations to protect their women and children from domestic violence and sexual assault. From 2015 to 2019, she served as the first Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program. Nagle is an alum of the 2013 Public Theater Emerging Writers Program. Productions include Miss Lead (Amerinda, 59E59), Fairly Traceable (Native Voices at the Autry), Sovereignty (Arena Stage), Manahatta (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Return to Niobrara (Rose Theater), and Crossing Mnisose (Portland Center Stage), Sovereignty (Marin Theatre Company), and Manahatta (Yale Repertory Theatre). She has received commissions from Arena Stage, the Rose Theater (Omaha, Nebraska), Portland Center Stage, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Yale Repertory Theatre, Round House Theater, and Oregon Shakespeare Theater.
Tara Moses (Director) (she/her/hers) is a citizen of Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, director, award-winning playwright, Artistic Director of telatúlsa, co-Founder of Groundwater Arts, and alum of the Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship Program at Arena Stage. Most recently, her work as a director has been seen with the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (New Haven, CT); Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective (New York, NY); telatúlsa (Tulsa, OK); Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company (Edmond, OK); Serenbe Playhouse (Chattahoochee Hills, GA); and Amerinda (New York, NY). She is a Cultural Capital Fellow with First Peoples Fund (2020); fellow with the Intercultural Leadership Institute (18/19); member of DirectorsLabChicago (2018); member of the Directors Lab at Lincoln Center (2017); recipient of the Thomas C. Fichandler Award (2016); associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society; and Dramatists Guild member. She holds a BA in Theater from the University of Tulsa and is expected to attend Brown University/Trinity Rep as an MFA Directing Candidate in the fall of 2021. She is currently based on the Muscogee Creek Reservation. www.taramoses.com
Jen Olivares (Mary Kathryn) is an actor, singer, dancer, transmedia creator, and movement director currently residing on Tongva land in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, a southern California tribe, one of 200 non-federally recognized tribes currently petitioning for federal recognition. Recent theater credits: u/s Jane, Debra Manahatta (Yale Repertory Theatre), the first LGBTQ+ production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, The Way The Mountain Moved, and Off The Rails (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), A Midsummer Night’s Dream Titania/Movement Director. Television: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, ABC Discovers Finalist. Instagram: @jenolivares_ Twitter: @_jenolivares
Kholan Studi (Turtleheart) was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ever since he was a child, Kholan loved entertaining folks and making them laugh and feel. In 2012, Kholan moved to Los Angeles to attend The American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he completed his studies in 2015. Since then, Kholan has worked in many productions with Native Voices at The Autry including They Don’t Talk Back by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse and Bingo Hall by Dillon Chitto. Kholan was also honored to play Elias Boudinot in a production of Sovereignty by Mary Kathryn Nagle at Marine Theater Company in 2019. Kholan is excited and honored to be a part of Flash Acts.
Gavin Hoffman (William Trent) is very happy to be joining this project. Gavin is a Portland, Oregon-based actor who has worked in New York City and regionally for many years. Regionally, he has worked at Portland Center Stage (Portland), Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland), The Shakespeare Theatre (D.C.), Book-It Repertory Theatre (Seattle), Tulane Summer Shakespeare Festival (New Orleans), and PCPA Theatrefest (Santa Maria, CA). FILM/TV credits include Leverage (TNT), Grimm (NBC), Portlandia (IFC), The Librarians (TNT), and The Big Easy (USA).