Published & Produced Works 


Sweet Revenge

by Marcie Rendon

Staged script reading Directed by Sequoia Hauck

BOLD New Works Series at the Jungle Theater,  March 20, 2024

November 7, 2022

St. Paul, MN

Published Plays 

Review by Journalist Janice Command: 

“The play forwards a Native perspective on the life and work of Frances Densmore, whose early 20th Century recordings of traditional and sacred songs have been part of the tug-of-war between the Smithsonian Institute and tribal members in recent years. SongCatcher delves deep into the controversies that surround anthropology and cultural appropriation. 

SongCatcher is a complex play in many ways. History, the spirit world, and contemporary life converge on stage. The plot involves Jack and Chris, a Native couple whose apartment becomes crowded with spirits when Jack innocently, but misguidedly, misuses sacred art and songs. One of those spirits wandering in the apartment is Densmore. 

The play, commissioned as biography, is undoubtedly a controversial and enlightening perspective on the celebrated musicologist’s work. There will be disagreements as to whether the interpretation demonizes, or merely humanizes, its title character.”

Playwright note: In this age of multiculturalism, a much larger question being asked by this play is: From whose perspective is history told? Whose stories get accorded academic credibility? Who determines whose version of history is accurate? How does a history, told from a mono-culturistic point of view shape people’s perceptions, not only of historical times and events but also people’s perceptions of themselves?

Produced & Curated Works

Description: Billed as a Native American Cinderella story,  this play is based on a Micmac tribal legend. It is a story about unhealed grief and one young woman's ability to see beauty in the face of fear, loneliness and pain. When we can see the beauty around us, in each other and ourselves, there is hope for love, togetherness and laughter.

Description: This play depicts the urban struggles of people of color today alongside the historical and current treaty issues of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota. 

Description: Just what can you do on stage with a beaded leather thong bikini? Determined to break cultural stereotypes of drums, feathers and flutes, FREE Frybread was a hilarious evening of song, dance and performance art – complete with commercials from Rez-rider Auto Parts and Nit-Git. Native country’s own Vanna Brown tally’s the pledges. The Rice Girls and BuffyAin’tForFree are featured attractions. Even Elvis Shapeshifter makes an appearance. The audience are members of the telethon studio watching volunteer telephone operators take pledges to FREE Frybread. 

Director, curator, writer, and producer for community-based, collaboratively created Raving Natives theatre productions and Theater in the House pieces for site-specific locations. Plays are scripted and directed by M. Rendon, collaboratively written and performed:

Performance Art

Spoken Word Fellows, The Loft 2017 - 2018

Cool Momma Cabaret, Patrick's Cabaret 2015

Dramaturg, Curated Readings, Signings


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