Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program: 'Pigeon'

4.25.24 | 7:30pm–10pm

9th Annual New Native Play Festival

April 25, 2024 | 7:30pm–10pm |
The Dome


The Dome is located on the third floor of Yale Schwarzman Center, 168 Grove Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

Free and open to the public. 

Yale advance registration opens Friday, April 12 at 10am EST.
Public registration opens Saturday, April 13 at 10am EST.


Pigeon - By Dillon Chitto (Mississippi Choctaw, Laguna, and Isleta Pueblo) | Directed by Madeline Sayet (Mohegan). Situated within the world of Queer Native identity, PIGEON is the first play in a two-part series centered around a group of Queer Urban Natives residing in the Northside of Chicago. When confronted by a mysterious trickster bearing an unusual offer, the family members find themselves at a crossroads, forced to prioritize either communal bonds or individual pursuits for their survival. 

The Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP) promotes and cultivates Indigenous storytelling and performance to further authentic representation across New Haven community and the arts field. The YIPAP 9th Annual New Native Play Festival presents developmental readings of works by acclaimed professional Native playwrights as well as the winning play submitted to the Young Native Playwrights Contest. Join us for one or more of this year's readings: