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Taking the Stage

SDSU’s Randy Reinholz stars in the play “The Bird House” opening March 1 at the Autry National Center's Wells Fargo Theater in Los Angeles.
"The Bird House," written for Randy Reinholz, tells the story of an evangelical preacher, Reverend Jonathan Logan “Hawk.” (Photo courtesy of Craig Schwartz)

"The Bird House"

Carla Rae Holland as Majel, Robert Owens-Greygrass as Rope and Randy Reinholz as Reverend Jonathan Logan “Hawk” in “The Bird House.” (Photo courtesy of Craig Schwartz)
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Carla Rae Holland as Majel, Robert Owens-Greygrass as Rope and Randy Reinholz as Reverend Jonathan Logan “Hawk” in “The Bird House.” (Photo courtesy of Craig Schwartz)
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Randy Reinholz is an accomplished producer, director and actor. The director of community engagement and innovative programs at San Diego State University, Reinholz is performing the lead role of “The Bird House” written by Diance Glancy and directed by Robert Caisley.

The Bird House

The play, written for Reinholz, tells the story of an evangelical preacher, Reverend Jonathan Logan “Hawk”, fighting to save his family, church and community in the face of a continuing economic crisis – when the promise of natural gas production from fracking seems to provide a lifeline to his small west Texas town.

“'The Bird House’ is a heart-wrenchingly poetic story that gives life to the experiences and perspectives of Native people,” said Reinholz. “Audiences will be moved by this story and will have a genuinely good time.”

About Reinholz

Reinholz, a professor at SDSU, was head of acting for ten years before becoming director of the School of Theater, Television and Film. He was named the director of community engagement and innovative programs for the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts in fall 2012.

Reinholz's acting credits include Happy in “Death of a Salesman,” Hotspur in “Henry IV, Part I,” Benvolio in “Romeo and Juliet” and Speed in “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” among others.

His television and film credits include “Days of Our Lives,” “Pensacola,” “China Beach,” “Tour of Duty” and “Dead Space.”

Reinholz has directed more than fifty plays in the United States, Australia, Mexico and Canada.

He is also the co-founder of Native Voices at the Autry, the country's only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to producing new works by Native American playwrights.

Play details

“The Bird House” opens on Friday, March 1 and runs through Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Autry National Center's Wells Fargo Theater in Los Angeles.

For tickets and additional information, visit the Native Voices at the Autry web site.

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