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Randy Reinholz


RANDY REINHOLZ (Choctaw), In 2007, after ten years as the Head of Acting, he was named the Director of the School of Theatre, Television, and Film at San Diego State University. In 2012 he was named as Director of Community Engagement and Innovative Programs at SDSU. He is also the Producing Artistic Director and co-creator of Native Voices at the Autry, has directed more than fifty plays across the United States, Canada and Australia including The Rez Sisters, The Waiting Room, Hedda Gabler, The Cherry Orchard, Proof, Speed the Plow, The Glass Menagerie, Desire Under the Elms, and numerous productions of Shakespeare plays. For Native Voices at the Autry, he has directed and produced Urban Tattoo and the Equity productions of, Jump Kiss, Stone Heart, The Buz’Gem Blues, The Berlin Blues, Carbon Black, Please Do Not Touch the Indians, and Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light (in Los Angeles, at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, The La Jolla Playhouse and The Public Theater), and The Red Road (including performances in Los Angeles, at NMAI in New York and Washington D.C., and the 16th World Congress and Performing Arts Festival for Young People in Adelaide, Australia and the Originals Festival in Brisbane, Australia).  He also executive produced The Frybread Queen, Walking on Turtle Island, Ghostlands of an Urban Indian, Kino & Teresa, SUPER INDIAN, Teaching Disco Square Dancing to Our Elders, Salvage, and Tales of an Urban Indian. Native Voices has developed new works by Native playwrights from across North America: with 8 playwrights retreats; 18 new play festivals; and over 150 workshops and public staged readings of new plays. 

He received a BA from William Jewell College and an MFA from Cornell University. In March 2009 he received the Citation of Achievement from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, their highest honor for alumni.

His work has appeared at The Public Theatre, New York; Autry National Center, Los Angeles; La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego; Riverside Theatres, London, England; The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C and New York; The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.; Montana Repertory Theatre, Missoula, Montana; Alaska Heritage Center, Anchorage; The Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild California; New World Theatre in Amherst, MA; Queensland State Library, Brisbane, Australia; Performing Arts Festival in Adelaide, Australia; The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta and various universities including: San Diego State University; Duke University; Cornell University; Illinois State University, UCLA, Occidental College and Penn State University.

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