4th Native American Sketch Showcase – Day One

Day One Rehearsals – Native Actors began working on the next showcase. Sunday June 4th 10pm, 10 Native Actors and Actresses will perform sketch comedy at the iO West Comedy Club in Hollywood. Sponsored by Council District -13 and City of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.

2017 Native American Writers Development Workshops

The 2017 NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS continued throughout the summer. The writers development workshops were created in accordance with the L.A. Skins Fest’s mission to improve media portrayals of Native Americans and to increase the number of Native Americans employed in all facets of the media industry. Native American writers meet with creative executives from… Read more »

Marie Ipiluni

Marie Ipiluni was born in San Pedro, California. Her mother is Aleut and raised Marie between Southern California and Cordova, Alaska a small fishing village in the Prince William Sound. The family settled in Seattle, Washington when Marie turned sixteen, to give Marie and her sister better opportunities in life than the small fishing village… Read more »

2017 Native American TV Writers Lab – Day One

Day One of the THE NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB. Native Writers introduced themselves, met with the lab instructor Geoff Harris and pitched their new script ideas to the group. Sponsored by NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity, and HBO. The NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB is an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Native Americans for writing… Read more »

4th Native American Sketch Comedy Showcase

“This is a great showcase to discover diverse talent who you wouldn’t find elsewhere!” SAIRA FAZLI | COMEDY CENTRAL ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING + DEVELOPMENT THE 4TH NATIVE AMERICAN SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE took place June 4th, 2017 at the Io West in Hollywood. 10 Native Actors and Actresses blew up the Main Stage with incredible and hilarious performances. Sponsored by Council… Read more »

Montana Cypress

Coming from the Miccosukee Tribe located in South Florida, Montana Cypress made the move to Los Angeles to attend the New York Film Academy (Burbank).Acting Program. After completing the 2-Year Program, he has since continued to produce, write and act in various projects. When he’s not at a burger joint, you can catch him at… Read more »

Jade Puga

JADE PUGA is an award winning, classically trained, method actress, writer, and filmmaker. Jade attended the University of Southern California School of Theater, with a minor in Cinema. She produced, co-wrote and starred in the movie Aguruphobia, out on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Aguruphobia had a limited theatrical run and won several festival awards… Read more »

Kyla Garcia

Kyla García is a BFA graduate of Rutgers University.  Additional training: UCB, Groundlings.  TV/Film: Cable Girls (Netflix), Marvel Agents of SHIELD (ABC), Shotgun Wedding (Netflix). Select Stage credits include: the World Premiere of Fairly Traceable (Native Voices at the Autry), Alice Chan (La Jolla Playhouse Pop Tour), Antigone (A Noise Within), Stiles and Drewe’s Three Little Pigs… Read more »

Nick Sarando

Nick Sarando is a Tucson Arizona Native and belongs to the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe. He received a BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Arizona and has been a contract performer on Holland America Cruiselines and performed in Equity theatre in Palo Alto, CA including a pre broadway run of “Summer of 42” the musical…. Read more »

Carolina Hoyos

Carolina Hoyos is an award winning actor-musician-dancer. Her film Polar Sun premiered at imagineNative festival 2016, her comedy troupe Nightpantz’s weekly sketches regularly go viral with coverage on Upworthy, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post and she made cameos in Pharrell’s Happy & new Andrew Garfield film from A24 Under The Silver Lake. Carolina recently originated the role… Read more »