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About the Artist

Elise Forier (Ellensburg) has had more than 15 plays produced across the country, including new works in New York and Los Angeles. She has twice been invited to attend the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center where she developed the award winning La Llorona and Other Tales of the American Southwest and The Last Stand of the Comanche Rider. She has received playwriting awards from Richard Hugo House, the Whidbey Center for the Arts and the Tacoma Arts Commission. Forier was recognized for her ambitious and challenging manuscript The Last Stand of the Comanche Rider, which blends Native American storytelling with a standard realist stage format. Rider moves between a ghostly world and the hard scrabble reality of reservation life and was developed with the National Playwrights Conference and Northland Pioneer College in Northern Arizona.

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