Around the Rez: week of Oct. 26

2022 Dinétah Drama Festival

Six plays. Three days. One award ceremony.

Each community on the Navajo Nation and in surrounding border towns is invited to apply for group entry in the Dinétah Drama Festival.

Participants from six communities will learn the foundations of theater including playwriting, directing, acting, lighting, sound, stage management and set design.

Groups may include up to 10 members and should contain members willing to act, direct, write, stage manage and translate.

Six groups will be accepted into the program.

Most instruction will be provided in English with selected materials in Diné.

Deadline to register: Oct. 28. Training by Zoom will take place Nov. 5-6. The festival takes places Dec. 8-10 in Gallup, New Mexico.

Festival information and registration form are available at:

More information is available at or by email at

Fall Harvest Festival Oct. 29

Four Navajo Southwest churches will celebrate the fall season north of Leupp Marathon Store Oct. 29 with live music, food, candy and games.

The event starts at 2 p.m. (MST) Oct. 29 and ends at 5 p.m.

costumes are welcome. More information is available by calling Leonard at (928) 255-7675. The event is sponsored by Ranch Hnads Ministry, Leupp Nazarene Church, Round Cedar Nazerene Church and Leupp First Presbyterian Church.

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