have words

​many words

many, many words

​will travel

peoplehood plays
by jaisey bates


works in progress

inquiries welcome

full-length plays

the academy

the day we were born

this radiant wasteland


variations in the key of white

when we breathe


selections from

the peoplehood's 

real time menu of

performance possibilities:



dallas, maine

the litchfield ceremony

wasted in the wasteland

mix-and-match short

& mini plays & spoken word

the authoress and the authored

bear witness


(from the book of jaisey)


before 'the worst

shooting in u.s. history',

they were dancing


blue & gray: 

they call me elephant



caged promise

camp cryptid

eating air

eenie meenie miney NO

guarding ghosts

to history/ 

to whom it may concern

ONE: war/paint

TWO: war/games


i had a dream but now i'm woke

indian summer

it were paradise once

losing ground

my heart & i

never be afraid

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 in utqiaġvik

rock paper world


sisters three & the tree

soul maker

star crossed

story knife

summer storms

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

the peoplehood is currently based in los angeles, california,

the traditional unceded home of the KIZH, TONGVA and CHUMASH peoples.

we wish to recognize and honor the original caretakers of this land

and their descendants past, present and future.

© 2021 Jaisey Bates / The Peoplehood

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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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