Don’t Feed the Indians

November 2, 2017 - November 19, 2017


The Downstairs | 66 E 4th Street

Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 2PM

$25 Adult Tickets; $20 Students/Seniors

World Premiere
Conceived, Written and Directed by Murielle Borst-Tarrant [Kuna/Rappahanock 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.


Heno Josephine Tarrant
[Hopi/ Hochunk/ Kuna/ Rappahanock Nations]

Nic Billey
[Choctaw/ Delaware/ Creek Nations]

Danielle Soames

John Scott-Richardson
[Haliwa-Saponi Nation]


"Native New York Director Produces ‘Don’t Feed The Indians – A Divine Comedy Pageant’" by Tony Enos
Laugh with Indians, not at them at Don’t Feed the Indians from Citypages
Murial Borst-Tarrant Interview on Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow!
"But my family came and relocated here in the metropolitan area, primarily in Manhattan and Brooklyn. I'm part of the urban community here, which means that we sustain our cultural heritage and our cultural identity through the arts and singing and dancing, storytelling and political awareness."

About Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective

La MaMa’s Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective seeks to create a new paradigm for the presentation of Indigenous arts and culture within the broader American theatre. The Collective will address Indigenous cultural and socioeconomic issues through theatrical performances, panel conversations, and community events.  Murielle Borst-Tarrant (Kuna/Rappahanock Nations) is a second generation artists from the acclaimed company Spiderwoman.