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Richard Barea

Richard Barea

Richard Barea whose Native American name is Shonga Zi (Yellow Horse), was born in Winnebago, Nebraska, but grew up in Macey, Lincoln, and Omaha, until he was taken to the St. Augustine Indian boarding school. A traditional dancer, Richard has travelled with his troupe through the Midwest and as far away as Lithuania and Germany. Richard has appeared in more than 10 plays, including Sacred Sites, Lewis and Clark: Manifest Destiny, Ink and Elkskin, Wiping Away Tears, and An Evening at the Warbonnet, and took several roles in Opera Omaha’s La Traviata. He has appeared with Laurie Church in a music video, Proud to be a Native American, and recently has been signed to a feature film.