WHO WE ARE

About us

We seek to build an understanding of Native American methodologies in performance that in turn will function as a cultural liaison to non-Native theatre artists in the City. The more successful we are in engaging these populations, the closer we hope to be to creating truly cross-cultural lines of communication.

Programming

Safe Harbors NYC is committed to year-round programming that engages our multi-generational audience with thought-provoking productions and community events.

Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective:

Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective was originally founded as programming at LaMaMa ETC and personally envisioned by Artistic Director, Mia Yoo and Murielle Borst-Tarrant. Together, wanting to create a new paradigm in regard to the presentation of Indigenous Arts and Culture within the broader American Theater world, the mission to combat stereotypes and support Indigenous communities. The Collective is still a collaborative program that functions on a grassroots level within local NYC Native American/Indigenous Arts communities nationally and internationally and continues to work closely with LaMaMa’s Indigenous Initiative.

Native Emerging Directors Lab:

The Native Directors Lab is an evolving program for developing Native stage directors from around the country. Providing the emerging Native director with an examination solely focused on investigating their craft. It is designed for Native emerging directors who are working professionals in the field. The Native Directors Lab also seeks directors working in a wide variety of ways, including Native traditional arts. There is no submission process and is by invitation only.

Leadership & Staff Members

Murielle Borst Tarrant

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Kuna & Rappahannock Nations​

Christina Tarrant Dantzler

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Navajo, Hopi & Ho-Chunk

Henu Josephine Tarrant

ARTISTIC EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Rappahannock, Ho-Chunk, Kuna & Hopi​

Nic Billy

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR &
REPERTORY ENSEMBLE MEMBER
Chahta & Muscogee People of Oklahoma

Amber Ball

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Samantha Bhatty

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

Repertory Ensemble Members

IN LOVING MEMORY

Kevin Tarrant
Founding Member, Safe Harbors NYC