Tuesday, May 17, 2016



Join us for a staged reading and discussion of:

Indian Head
by Nikkole Salter
A new Stage Exchange play about tribalism, tradition, and mascot controversy, commissioned by NJPAC and Luna Stage Company.

New York Times article on NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Commissions.
describes NJPAC Stage Exchange as: "Works that are set in New Jersey and that speak to local issues."


Join us for a reading and discussion of Nikkole Salter's Indian Head, a play-in-progress about mascot controversy, a passionate high schooler's activism, and a family's tribal ties. The second of three staged readings that are part of the 2016 NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Commissions.

The reading will be followed by a FREE public symposium on INDIAN HEAD and the topic of Native American tribalism and tradition. Please lend your voice to the discussion!

WHEN: Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WHERE: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in the Chase Room
One Center Street, Newark NJ
TICKETS: Tickets to the reading are $5.00 & are available at njpac.org (888) GO-NJPAC. All proceeds benefit the Newark Museum's Art of the Americas Collection. Symposium (beginning at 9:00 pm) is free.

About the Program: NJPAC Stage Exchange

NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Commisions 2016, a groundbreaking new-play commissioning program, also known as NJStageX.

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in partnership with New Jersey Theatre Alliance and Newark Celebration 350, is working with Passage Theatre Company (Trenton), Luna Stage Company (West Orange), and Writers Theatre of New Jersey (Madison) to produce original theatrical works about issues relevant to the Garden State. Each play will have a staged reading at NJPAC in Spring 2016 and then receive a world premiere at its co-commissioning theatre during the 2016-17 season.

The 2016 NJStageX playwrights include:

Chisa Hutchinson

David Lee White
April 29 at 7 pm

Nikkole Salter
Indian Head
May 20 at 7pm

Chisa Hutchinson
Surely Goodness & Mercy
June 24 at 7 pm

For more information on #NJStageX events, visit our website.

The free public symposiums following each reading are made possible by a generous grant from New Jersey Council for the Humanities.