The Public Theater spotlights Native artists with a five day festival dedicated to presenting extraordinary theater from today's Native artists.
Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 PM
In A World Created by a Drunken God
By Drew Hayden Taylor (Ojibway)
Directed by Kennetch Charlette (Cree)
While Jason packs up his Toronto apartment, looking forward to starting a new life by moving home to his family's reserve, he is interrupted by an unannounced visitor who drags him into the past he had long forgotten. A finalist for the prestigious Canada Council for the Arts Governor General's Literary Award.
Wednesday, December 5 at 9:30 PM
Joy Harjo and the Arrow Dynamics Band
This is poetry-rock-jazz-reggae gone native at Joe's Pub, featuring Larry Mitchell, Keith Golden, Alex Alexander and Robert Muller.
Tickets are $12 (plus a food and drink minimum)
Thursday, December 6 at 8:00 PM
By Diane Glancy (Cherokee)
Directed by Sheila Tousey (Menominee and Stockbridge-Munsee)
This dark drama, about lives colliding in the aftermath of a car accident, is also part of the Fall 2007 Festival of New Plays at Los Angeles' Native Voices at the Autry, where it will premiere next year.
Friday, December 7 at 8:00 PM
A Stray Dog
By William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. (Assiniboine)
Directed by Gary Farmer (Cayuga as part of Haudenosaunee or Six Nations Confederacy)
Alec returns to his home on the reservation and has to fight the ongoing struggle of Tribal recognition with his family, like a stray dog returning to its pack. William S. Yellow Robe, Jr. is one of the leading Native playwrights in the United States.
Saturday, December 8 at 6:00 PM
Wings of the Night Sky, Wings of the Morning Light
By Joy Harjo (Mvskoke/Creek)
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Join us for a sneak-peek at the first piece written for the theater by internationally known poet, performer, writer and musician Joy Harjo, who has performed on Def Poetry Jam on HBO, is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas, and has recently received the First Nations Composers Initiative Composers Grant.
Sunday, December 9 at 8:00 PM
Tales of an Urban Indian
Written and performed by Darrell Dennis (Secwepemc)
Darrell Dennis tells the tale of Simon Douglas, an Indian born on a reservation and named by the U.S. government, who tries to find his way in the big city.