have words

many words

will travel

peoplehood plays
by jaisey bates


works in progress

inquiries welcome

3-act plays

The Academy


the day we were born

this radiant wasteland


Variations in the Key of White

real time plays

from the peoplehood's

menu of performance possibilities




dallas, maine

the litchfield ceremony

a selection of


short & mini

plays & spoken word

the authoress

and the authored


(from the book

of jaisey)


before 'the worst

shooting in u.s. history',

they were dancing


blue & gray:

they call me

the elephant



caged promise

eating air


guarding ghosts

to history/

to whom

it may concern

ONE: war/paint


i had a dream

but now i'm woke

indian summer


losing ground


my heart & i

no words for

these new birds


on a rocky shore

only the devil

speaks indian

portrait of the artist

as a young woman

reading moby dick




soul maker


star crossed

story knife


summer storms, 2016


ubuntu, rising

under siege

the wager


cloudy with a chance

of redemption

this radiant wasteland


the peoplehood

the peoplehood is a multicultural, nomadic theater company and community celebrating diversity through the development and performance of different words.  ​lots and lots of different words. mostly by jaisey bates. 


we invite you to join our journey.


that we may learn to walk this beloved ground, together, in peace

  • flute song
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  • bill neal elk whistle
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  • the peoplehood song
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  • featuring miatta lebilé & the cycle two cast of 'notes from this fragile blue place we call home'
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