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Noralynn James

Isabella, monster SLAYer (2022)
Wild Horses, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Noralynn James is Diné from Sanostee, NM, and is a Fort Lewis College alumnus (Theatre 2021). She recently was a part of Center Stage online table reading presented by Two Worlds Theatre in Albuquerque, NM. She previously performed in the FLC productions of “Wild Horses” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” This is Noralynn’s first time performing in Durango Playfest and is thankful for everyone to come and support native actors, playwrights, and plays. A’he’hee! (“Thank you” in Navajo)

Kody John

Jaiden, monster SLAYER (2022)
Wild Horses

Kody John is a Studio Art major at Fort Lewis College and is from Durango. This is the second year he has been involved with Playfest. His most recent performing credits include acting in “Wild Horses,” and as choreographer and dancer in Dance Co-Motions 2022 Spring Showcase. He recently started pre-production for a short series set in a galaxy far, far away. When he’s not acting, or dancing, he can be found doing non-profit work and costuming work with the Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Club.

Shaunibah Morfin

Spider Woman/Dr. Laughter, monster SLAYer (2022)
Men on Boats, Matilda: The Musical

Shaunibah Morfin grew up in Window Rock, AZ, on the Navajo Reservation. Her clans are Dibéłizhíní (Black Sheep), Tohono O’odham (Pima), Nakaai Dine’é (Mexican), and Bilagaana (White). She graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre. She has been very active in the theatre community in Durango, Colorado. She recently acted in “Men on Boats,” “Matilda the Musical,” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” She is honored to play the roles of Spiderwoman and Dr. Laughter, while working alongside other Indigenous theatre-artists. She expresses thanks to the playwright, director, management team, actors, technicians, and audience members who are able to come together to share in this beautiful story.

Ernest E. Hubbell

Horned Toad, monster SLAYer (2022)
Contemporary Native American Painter

Ernest E. Hubbell is a Dineh’ (Navaho) from Farmington, NM. He is a working artist, a Contemporary Modern Native American Painter who works primarily in acrylics and oils on canvas. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from ASM-UNM and studied architecture at a private college here in the United States. It was while studying architecture that he was exposed to classical theatre and its integration of drama theatrics in architecture. He greatly appreciates the opportunity to work with a production that combines his Dineh’ culture and his love for the arts. He is honored to be a part of the monsterSLAYer cast and Durango PlayFest.