Wednesday, November 12 at 9:30pm
SPECIAL JOE'S PUB EVENT
Martha Redbone (Choctaw/Shawnee/Cherokee/Blackfeet)
Singer/soulwriter Martha Redbone's songs carry the torch for love from the romantic to the universal and are infused in an "ingenious aural tapestry" (Music Connection) that pays homage to her Native & African American heritage.
Thursday, November 13 at 8pm - FREE
The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu
By Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl (Native Hawaiian /Samoan)
Directed by Marie Clements (Metis/Dene)
Set in Hawaii during the early 19th Century, this poignant piece explores the complex relationships amongst Christian missionaries and indigenous women forty years after the islands' first contact with the West. Honolulu-based writer Victoria Kneubuhl is a recipient of the prestigious Hawai`i Award for Literature.
Post Show Discussion: Writing About Early Cultural Contact
Special Guests: Marie Clements (director), Diane Glancy (playwright), Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl (playwright), and Betsy Theobold Richards (Program Officer, Media, Arts & Culture at The Ford Foundation/director).
Friday, November 14 at 8pm - FREE
By Laura Shamas (Chickasaw)
Directed by Alanis King (Odawa Nation)
With her loving father serving in Afghanistan and her drug-addicted mother coming back into her life, Sandy turns to Len, keeper of a struggling bee colony and new member of her college's Native American Studies Club. Chasing Honey has received workshops at Native Earth in Toronto and Native Voices at The Autry in Los Angeles.
Post Show Discussion: Contemporary Native Playwriting
Special Guests: Native playwrights Eric Gansworth, Diane Glancy, Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, Laura Shamas, and William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.
Saturday, November 15 at 4pm - FREE
Panel Discussion: Politics and Performance
Moderated by Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director of The Public Theater) and Sheila Tousey (actor, director, and Native Theater Festival Consultant). Panelists include Terry Gomez (playwright, director, actor, and educator), Alanis King (Artistic Director, Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company), Yvette Nolan (Artistic Director, Native Earth Performing Arts), Jennifer Podemski (CEO and Executive Producer, Redcloud Studios), and Randy Reinholz (Artistic Director, Native Voices at the Autry and Director of the School of Theatre, Television and Film at SDSU).