Reflections of Native Voices

January 07 - January 12, 2020

Downstairs | 66 East 4th Street (Basement Level)

La MaMa Indigenous Initiative | Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective
Murielle Borst-Tarrant, Artistic Director/Coordinator, Safe Harbors
Kevin Tarrant, Executive Director/Coordinator, Safe Harbors

A series of events featuring work by artists in the Indigenous community.
Plays include Amal by Combat Hippies, a provocative piece that delves into the societal impact of war; and Don’t Feed the Indians- A Divine Comedy Pageant, a raucous political satire by Murielle Borst-Tarrant (Kuna/Rappahannock Nations) that takes a comedic Native Aesthetic look at the marginalization of Indigenous Peoples. Western Arts Alliance - Native Launchpad Artists - features five artists from the Western Arts Alliance Native Launchpad program: ritualist Timothy White Eagle, folk singer Thea Hopkins, dance artist Maura Garcia, drag clown Anthony Hudson, and hip hop sensation DDAT.

Event Calendar & Tickets

Amal by Combat Hippies

Thursday, January 9th & Friday, January 10th

Led by renowned theater artist and director Teo Castellanos, Combat Hippies is an ensemble of Puerto Rican military veteran performing artists based in Miami, Florida that was formed during a creative writing workshop for veterans in 2015.

Don't Feed the Indians - A Divine Comedy Pageant by Murielle Borst-Tarrant

Saturday, January 11th

View the Digital Program

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.

Western Arts Alliance Native Launchpad Artists

Sunday, January 12th

Five artists from the Western Arts Alliance Native Launchpad program: ritualist Timothy White Eagle, folk singer Thea Hopkins, dance artist Maura Garcia, drag clown Anthony Hudson, and hip hop sensation DDAT.

Indigenous Peoples Reception & Social

Sunday, January 12th

The Indigenous Reception & Social invites local Tribal Leadership, the APAP Indigenous community and the New York City Native community & entertainers to share a meal and performance.

 

 

Find more events at www.nytw.org/show/reflections-on-native-voices

About the Artists

Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective is dedicated to creating a new paradigm with regards to the presentation of Indigenous arts and culture within the broader American theatres to combat stereotypes and support vibrant Native American communities.
The La MaMa Indigenous Initiative aims to provide a platform for Indigenous arts and culture, both nationally and worldwide. La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club is committed to supporting ethnic diversity, cultural pluralism, and marginalized identities in the arts. The Initiative curates original Indigenous programming, including workshops, markets, and theatrical productions, to elevate the voices and artistic works of Native communities both nationally and internationally.