Native American Ten Minute Play Festival

Navajo playwright and director Rhiana Yazzie has dedicated her life to, in her words, making sure “Native American theater and philosophy go supernova.” But when she moved from California to the Twin Cities in 2006 — she had won a Jerome Foundation fellowship — she had a hard time finding Native American actors to play parts in her plays. So, in 2009, she created New Native Theatre. The company’s mission included seeding the field with theater professionals and offering new ways to look at Native American stories. Last year, the company launched a festival of 10-minute plays, featuring drama, comedies and dance. This second installment features 15 works, including a musical by the sibling team of Leah Lemm, Cole Premo and Bryce Premo as well as work by veteran playwright William S. Yellow Robe Jr. (7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., Gremlin Theatre, 550 Vandalia St., St. Paul; 2 p.m. Sun. at Franklin Av. Open Streets, Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Av., Mpls. $25 suggested ticket price, or pay what you can,