Lewayne “Buddy” McQueen

Lewayne “Buddy” McQueen (Ely Shosone Tribe)has been performing improv for over a decade and produced his own improv show for over eight years. He was part of the award winning Alibi The Show in Las Vegas and made it to the semi-finals of Four Directions talent search. He has a BFA in film and digital media from University of… Read more »

Meilani Wenska

Meilani Wenska (Hawaiian) attended the Kamehameha Schools, where Hawaiian culture, music, writing, and dance are built into the curriculum. She received her BA degree in painting, worked professionally as a graphic designer for years and began selling her art prints successfully online. Expanding her horizons, Meilani found a deep passion screenwriting, directing, and acting. Her written… Read more »

Kat Smith

Kat Smith (Eagle Clan of the Tsimshian Tribe) has a strong performing arts background. By the time she was getting her Bachelor’s Degree in Theater under the Study of Dr. Terry Converse, Directing for the Stage, she had already studied Strasberg’s technique, Improv and produced over 60 shorts for her High School television production. She comes from an… Read more »

Julia Morgan Leatham

Julia Morgan Leatham (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) is a writer from Los Angeles, California. She is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation with lineage through the Wild Potato clan. A multi-media creator, Julia first found passion for writing and performance art through spoken word poetry and drag. Her written poetry and visual artwork is forthcoming… Read more »

Camaray Davalos

Camaray Davalos (Payómkawichum/Xicana) graduated from Humboldt State University in 2018, majoring in Native American Studies. Using creative non-fiction as well as fiction, she has engaged readers by covering Indigenous social and environmental issues, as well as the complexities of gender roles and identity. In 2020 she won the Native Voices 10th Annual Short Play Festival… Read more »

Sienna Camille

Sienna Tso (Navajo) is a writer and actress born and raised in Arizona. Sienna graduated from USC School of Cinematic Arts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinema and Media Studies. After graduating, she worked as an office production assistant on films and TV shows such as Marvel’s “Venom II”, A24/Apple TV’s “The Sky… Read more »

Neyom Friday

Neyom Friday (Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma) is an experienced writer based in Manhattan Beach, California. Neyom has a Liberal Arts and Film Studies degree from Santa Monica College and Certificates in Screenwriting (TV and Feature Film) from UCLA. Much of the influence Neyom draws upon as a writer comes from her youth when she attended… Read more »

Christopher York

Christopher York (Choctaw/Chickasaw) is a writer/teacher/artist who is inspired by history, both collective and personal.  As a writer, Chris has been involved with a previous reality show project that won the 2013 Producer’s Guild Award.  Since 2015 he has taught at East Central University as an adjunct English professor. Chris received his undergraduate degree at… Read more »

Jeremy Charles

Jeremy Charles is a Writer/Director/Producer and Cherokee citizen from Oologah Oklahoma. Native representation in film is his mission, forming FireThief Productions in 2014. He  is a co-creator, director and producer for “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People”, now in its seventh season, which has earned 9 regional Emmys, including an Emmy for Best Director in… Read more »

Liz Stephens

Liz Stephens is a Los Angeles-based enrolled member of the Choctaw tribe of Oklahoma. A performer in early versions of The Moth series, she’s now the author of memoir THE DAYS ARE GODS on University of Nebraska Press, and contributor to a number of anthologies. Her writing often examines themes of memory and identity, in… Read more »