November 02 - November 19, 2017
The Downstairs | 66 E 4th Street
Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 2PM
Running Time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes; 1 Intermission
Conceived, Written and Directed by Murielle Borst-Tarrant [Kuna/Rappahannock Nations]
Musical Direction by Kevin Tarrant [Hopi/Hochunk Nations]
A Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective Project
Watch out when Indian show business meets the Doctrine of Discovery! A raucous play and political satire loosely based on Dante's Divine Comedy. A comedic Native-Aesthetic look at the marginalization of Indigenous Peoples and the appropriation of Indigenous cultural and intellectual property. See what happens when the Indians push back.
For a PDF version of the DON'T FEED THE INDIANS - A DIVINE COMEDY PAGEANT!: Click Here
"Don’t Feed the Indians: A Divine Comedy Pageant! is a bold, honest, thought-provoking piece of work from Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective Project running in La Mama’s downstairs theatre." - Jamie Rosler, ReviewsHub
Henu Josephine Tarrant
[Hopi/ Hochunk/ Kuna/ Rappahannock Nations]
[Choctaw/ Delaware/ Creek Nations]
Join us for these post-show talkbacks and panels
Native Fashion in Theater and Appropriation
Moderated by Herb Frichner -- FIT Professor of Marketing and Design & Fashion Designer and Business Owner of 30 Years
with Costume Designers Sheldon Raymore, Melissa Oakes & Nadonis Tarrant
Native American Music in Theater and Performing Arts
Moderated by Muriel Miguel -- Founder and Director of Spiderwoman Theater
with Composer Dawn Avery, Musical Director Kevin Tarrant & Ulali Co-Founder Soni Moreno
Q & A Session
with the Full Cast & Creative Team of Don't Feed the Indians -- A Divine Comedy Pageant
"It is painfully familiar for actors who don’t fall into cis/straight/white/thin/male classifications, and it also walks the fine line of being specific to this life experience and relatable for anyone with a beating heart and a sense of right and wrong."
"All theatre excites me, but I am extremely interested in those Indigenous voices that are breaking the mold of American Theatre and showing us as human beings that are beautifully flawed."