Performing worlds into being : Native American women's theater / edited by Ann Elizabeth Armstrong, Kelli Lyon Johnson, and William A. Wortman

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Subjects: American drama--Indian authors
American drama--Women authors
Indians of North America--Drama
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Oxford, Ohio : Miami University Press, c2009
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xiii, 193 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Table of Contents: Introduction / Ann Elizabeth Armstrong, Kelli Lyon Johnson, William A. Wortman
Sect. I. Looking Back, Looking Forward
Creation Story Begins Again: Performing Transformation, Bridging Cosmologies / Monique Mojica, Ric Knowles 2
Blind Faith Remembers...This Ain't No Love Story, This Ain't No Masque: Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots as Transformative Ritual for the Grandmothers, the Ones Who Remain, and for the Ones Who Are Yet to Come / Jill Carter 7
Dancing with Tradition: Two Generations of Quileute Dancers in Preservation of the Culture's "Spirit Power": An Interview with Rochelle Warner and Bonita Cleveland, Members of the Quileute Tribe / Vessela Warner 29
Sect. II. Honoring Spiderwoman Theater
Persistence of Memory 42
Lousy Woman / Marie Annharte Baker 57
What's an Indian Woman to Do / Marcie Rendon 58
Persistent Memories: An Interview with Spiderwornan Theater / Ann Haugo 60
Spiderwoman Theater's Legacy / Murielle Borst 75
Sect. III. Voices
Weaving the Rain: A New Play (excerpts) / Dianne Yeahquo Reyner 88
Friends / Marcie Rendon 105
Cannibal Woman Camp Out / Marie Annharte Baker 110
Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way / Monique Mojica 114
Pushing the Bear: A Script about the 1838-39 Cherokee nail of Tears / Diane Glancy 126
Sect. IV. Community and Collaboration
Theatre in the House/Raving Native Productions / Marcie Rendon 138
Thunder Road Theater and Communiry-Based Native American Theater: An Interview with Julie Pearson-Little Thunder and Jana Rhoads / Vincent Scott 143
"Forceful yet transitory and fragile": An Interview with Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl / Ann Elizabeth Armstrong 151
Native Drama in the Mainstream: A Case Study of the Te Ata World Premiere / JudyLee Oliva, Christy Stanlake 163
Contributors 179
Index 187
Additional Authors: Armstrong, Ann Elizabeth
Johnson, Kelli Lyon, 1969-
Wortman, William A., 1940-
Notes: LCCN: 2008040450
ISBN: 9781424331123
ISBN: 1424331129
Special Collections copy: Native American Women Playwrights Archive (NAWPA)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 255016215
ISBN/ISSN: 9781424331123
1424331129