NAME: Mary Kathryn Nagle  
NATION: Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma  
DISCIPLINE: Playwright  


Mary Kathryn Nagle was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and an honorary member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. She studied theater at Georgetown University, and went on to study law at Tulane Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude and was the recipient of the Judge John Minor Wisdom Award. Following graduation she clerked for three federal judges, and her law review articles have been published in five different journals, including the Tulane Law Review and Tulsa Law Review. Her plays have been performed in theaters and law schools across the country. During her recent tenure in the 2013 Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group, Nagle wrote Manahatta. Manahatta was featured as a side-event in the 2013 United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous People, and was also featured in the Public Theater's 2013 NEW WORK NOW series. Her play Sliver of a Full Moon was performed at the National Congress of the American Indian's Annual Convention in Tulsa, OK on October 14, 2013 ( In January 2014, AMERINDA will produce her play Miss Lead at 59e59 in New York. Most recently, Nagle was selected to be a member of the Civilians 2013-2014 R&D Group.