Profile: Terry Gomez


Terry Gomez



Carbon Black                                                                                                              2010

Staged  Reading

Mixed Phoenix Theater

New York City, NY


Carbon Black                                                                                                              2009

World Premiere      Native Voices at the Autry – Wells Fargo Theater

Los Angeles, CA

 Native Voices Playwrights Retreat & Festival of New Plays

Autry Wells Fargo Theater   Los Angeles, CA    and

LaJolla Playhouse San Diego, CA

 Theater X         University of New Mexico                                     2006

UNM Words Afire Playwright Festival Albuquerque, NM


An agoraphobic mother fails to shield her adolescent son from a world of chaos and violence. 



A Day at the Nighthawk                                                                                              2010


Santa Fe Theater Festival, Santa Fe, NM

Sol Arts Theater Albuquerque, NM                                   2005

UNM Words Afire Playwright Festival  Albuquerque, NM

 A Native American woman who runs a diner on a reservation dreams of breaking away from an abusive marriage.

Rain Dance                                                                                                                 2010

VSA North 4th Art Center/Theater   Albuquerque, NM

 College of Santa Fe  Santa Fe, NM                         2006

 An artificial medicine man threatens a traditional community by performing false ceremonies that lead to murder.

Numunu Waiipunu: The Comanche Women                                                      2010                Native American Literature Symposium   Isleta Pueblo Casino  Isleta, NM

Rodey Theater          2008 University of New Mexico   Words Afire Playwright Festival

Albuquerque, NM

Reading: The New Mexico National Hispanic Culture Center Albuquerque, NM

 This is an adaptation of The Trojan Women. This play is a historical telling

of the survival of a group of Comanche women interwoven with a contemporary



Melanin                                                                                                                       2010

Full Production   Omni Roots Theater Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute Auditorium

Albuquerque, NM

 World Premiere – VSA North 4th   Art Center/Theater Albuquerque, NM

Theater X University of New Mexico                            2006 Albuquerque, NM

 A Native American nurse grapples with crisis caused by racism within her

family and work life. Set in rural Oklahoma in the l960’s. 



Acedia ( from collaboration: The 49 Sins)                                                                  2008

VSA North 4th   Art Center/Theater Albuquerque, NM

 An inventor’s wife gets impatient with her husband’s laziness (sloth) and creates

her own solution for the problem.




Tobacco Leaves   Bagley Wright Stage   Seattle Center                                            2008

Collaboration with Red Eagle Soaring Theater    Seattle, Washington


This play toured different venues in Washington with Red Eagle Soaring

Troupe. (A youth group)


This anti-smoking play follows the antics and dreams of two Native American friends who

find out the negative effects of smoking cigarettes.






The Woman with a Mustache (Screenplay)                                                                 2007

Reading:  Arts Lab   University of New Mexico   Albuquerque, NM


A beautiful Native woman is cursed with a  huge mustache but cannot save

herself even though she is a traditional healer.

 Wam-puu (The Baby Snake) I.A.I.A. LLC Auditorium and                                     2006

Camel Rock Casino  Tesuque Pueblo, NM                                                                

Collaboration with Tesuque Language Program

This play is about a baby snake who cries until it gets some traditional

dance rattles.


This play was written for the purpose of teaching/learning

Native language and traditions.




Drive   Reading Theater X – University of New Mexico                                           2006

Collaboration with UNM Dramatic Writing Students  Albuquerque, NM

A Native man from the past confronts the future was my segment – an experiment.

Antigone (Adaptation) San Juan College     Farmington, NM                                    2004


A corrupt tribal chairman attempts to totally control his family with tragic






Reunion  (Staged Reading) Mutt Repertory Theater  New York City, NY               1996

 Institute of American Indian Arts                                  199A Native American family come together to hash out their differences

following the death of their father.



Inter-tribal(Staged Reading) The Public Theater  New York City, NY                      1995

Inter-tribal  The Institute of American Indian Arts  Santa Fe, NM                            1995

In this “slice of life” moment, a young Native woman realizes that change

is unavoidable for Indian people and the traditional lifestyle is worth the fight.



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