In the series’ final installment, Cornerstone tours Larissa FastHorse’s play through the D/N/Lakota nations, with quietly, joyously transformative results—and learns to say goodbye.
How a Lakota playwright, 7 Indigenous actors, and an L.A.-based ensemble survived a pandemic, crossed thousands of prairie miles, and confronted centuries of history to make a play.
Succeeding the theatre’s founding artistic director, he will have led the company through nearly 17 years and several cycles of community-collaborative shows.
The award includes a $275,000 prize for each artist.
Larissa FastHorse’s Cornerstone piece about L.A. County’s Native peoples wasn’t just adapted for Arizona—it was rebuilt from the ground up.
The community-engaged theatre troupe and institute, long based in California, recently touched down in NYC’s most diverse borough for a new adventure in art-making.
With “California: The Tempest,” the pioneering community-focused company is showcasing its influential methodology, as well as the institute it’s created to teach it to others.
Authenticity and connection were elusive goals for Michael John Garcés. Then he landed at the helm of Cornerstone.