The Australian Aboriginal Theatre Initiative in collaboration with

The American Indian Community House

presentsNEW INDIGENOUS VOICES 2007 Staged Reading Series of new plays by Aboriginal and Native American writers as part of Indian Summer    Tuesday June 19 at 8pm  BRAIDED LIVES by Cochise Anderson (Chickasaw/Choctaw), a Jerome Fellowship recipient for playwriting.Directed by Jennifer Rice (Tuscarora). A story of contemporary Native American experience as seen through the eyes of two defiant women, one White one Native. Post -Show discussion with the playwright and reception to follow: 

FREE with suggested $10 contribution


Saturday June 16 at 8pm

Cochise headlines Indian Summer bringing his powerful spoken word poetry over Native American flute, blending hip hop flava and traditional beats. 

 Location for both events:

American Indian Community House11 Broadway, 2nd FloorSubway: Take 4, 5 line to Bowling Green or R, W to Whitehall Street For reservations call AATI: 212 533 0889, email: or go to or AICH: 212 598 0100 or go to These performances are made possible in part by LMCC’s Fund for Creative Communities/NYSCA and Manhattan Community Arts Fund/DCA. Additional funding and support provided by the Australian Consul General, Australia Council, American Australian Association, ADVANCE and Hotel Chandler.

Karen Oughtred
Artistic Director
Australian Aboriginal Theatre Initiative
P: 212.533.0889