Here’s where Rhiana’s been and what she was up to lately.


A Winter Love to make it’s Canadian debut at the DreamSpeakers International Film Festival, May 27-June 4, 2022.

Rhiana’s debut feature, A Winter Love will premiere in Minnesota at the MSP International Film Festival on May 7 & 15, 2022. Click here for schedule and tickets.

A Winter Love wins the LA Skins Festival Achievement in Directing Award. article about A Winter Love!
Under the Radar: Rhiana Yazzie’s “A Winter Love” Showcases Inter-Tribal Romance & Celebrates Self-Love


A Winter Love makes its US premiere at the Chinese Theater in the LA Skins Festival.

A Winter Love makes its east coast premiere in the Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival.

Rhiana receives The Dramatists’ Guild’s 2021 Lanford Wilson Playwriting Award.

A Winter Love has its first audience! A preview almost-finished-premiere at the Wairoa Māori Film Festival! Plus, a conversation with the amazing Hiona Henare Part I and Part II.

Signature Theatre – The Watering Hole, Conceived and Created by Lynn Nottage and Miranda Haymon, in Partnership with Christina Anderson, Matt Barbot, Montana Levi Blanco, Stefania Bulbarella, Amith Chandrashaker, nicHi douglas, Iyvon E., Justin Ellington, Emmie Finckel, Vanessa German, Ryan J. Haddad, Riccardo Hernández, Phillip Howze, Haruna Lee, Campbell Silverstein, Charly Evon Simpson and Rhiana Yazzie.

Rhiana goes deep into her work, philosophy, and the fate of the world with Living Room Local at Boulder’s Local Theater Company!

Rhiana’s new comedy, The Nut, the Hermit, the Crow and the Monk has its first workshop/reading at Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program!

Rhiana’s play, Ady, premieres at Carnegie Hall! April, 2021

Nancy, a workshop at The Playwrights’ Center in April, 2021 through their Ruth Easton Series.

In the land of Zoom in the year 2020, there were many panels and enjoyable podcasts and some other notable events…

Rhiana is among the 2020 Steinberg Playwright Awards winners!
December 2020.
Indian Country Today
Navajo Hopi Observer

Minnesota Native News, Play Festival Shares Good Medicine
December 2020.

TASTE OF THE SEASON @ The Playwrights Center
Hear from four of the PWC’s exciting 2020-21 Season playwrights as they share a sneak preview of their work, continuing to bring exciting theater right to your home throughout this year!

Direct Address at Cal Shakes – Indigenous Theatremakers: A Rountable Discussion
November 2020.

Echo Theatre Dallas presents their podcast, Echo Offstage: Theatre Women Speak!
Catherine Whiteman chats with “all around theatre maker” Rhiana Yazzie about her upcoming feature film, the founding of New Native Theatre, and the importance of being visible. October 2020.

First Peoples Fund and the Rolling Rez Bus presents, Native Women in Film.
November 2020.

Williamstown Theatre Festival, Pass the Mic: Dismantling White Supremacy and Patriarchy.
As part of WTF’s “Pass the Mic” initiative, Tony Award-winning set and costume designer Clint Ramos (Slave Play, The Rose Tattoo, Paradise Blue), hosts a panel on Dismantling White Supremacy and Patriarchy: BIPOC Artists Reflect on the BIPOC Demands for the American theater. August 2020.

Rhiana Yazzie named a Bush Leadership Fellow

Rhiana Yazzie wins Ordway Award for Vision
Sally Awards honor extraordinary achievements in arts access, commitment, education, initiative and vision.