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 »

Rainy Fields

Rainy Fields has hosted numerous concerts, events and programs for the LA SKINS FEST. Rainy has performed throughout L.A. in various theatre productions, most recently at the iO WEST Main Stage and Comedy Central Stage as part of the Native American Sketch Comedy Showcase. Be sure to check her out on the Hollywood Ndnz podcast! In her spare… Read more »

Robert Vestal

ROBERT VESTAL (Cherokee descent). Actor, writer, director. From Chicago. Graduate of the University of Chicago. Also graduate of The Groundlings and studied at The Second City. 20 plus year veteran of the Stage. TV/Film credits include ER, It’s All Relative, and the award winning film No Turning Back. And now a video game! Resident Evil… Read more »

Mary Galloway

Mary Galloway’s love for storytelling was first honed in 2010 when she attended New Image College’s 2 year, full-time, intensive acting program graduating with a 98% average, where she was also introduced to writing. After graduation, Mary began to write her own stories launching her production company Bright Shadow Productions Inc. (BSP). BSP’s first short… Read more »

2017 Native American TV Writers Lab

2017 NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB CONCLUDES ITS 5 WEEKS The LA Skins Fest, a Native American arts organization, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity and HBO concluded its 2nd TV writers lab, a talent development program that aims to boost the careers of Native American writers. The lab began May 15th, 2017… Read more »