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United States
Thursday 19 November 2020

(Re)Imagine Indigenous Theater (ASL interpreted and live captioned)

A series by Seattle Rep that brings artists and community leaders together

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Thursday 19 November 2020

Seattle Rep presented (Re)Imagine Indigenous Theater livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 19 November 2020 at 5 p.m. PDT (Seattle, UTC-7) / 6 p.m. MDT (Denver, UTC-6) / 7 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 8 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

Thursday 19 November: (Re)Imagine Indigenous Theater
Indigenous communities are the original and continued stewards and artists of this land and yet were excluded from shaping mainstream theater as we see it today. What would theater look like in the United States if it was shaped by indigenous communities and upheld tribal sovereignty? How are storytelling, land, and community linked when led by indigenous knowledge, expertise, and tradition?

Co-facilitators:
Fern Naomi Renville, sStoryteller, artist, theatre director, educator
Nabra Nelson, Seattle Rep

Panelists:
Roger Fernandes, Artist, storyteller, and educator
Darrell Hillaire, Children of the Setting Sun Productions
Howie Echo-Hawk, comedian
Blake Shelafoe, Duwamish storyteller
Neemah Cobell

(Re)Imagine Theater is a panel series that brings artists and community leaders together to envision a new theatrical world. Without constraints, what do we want theater to look like? We will highlight individuals and organizations who are working toward positive change, and discuss how artists and community can work together to craft our vision for the future of theater. But before any of that work can be done, we must know what we are working towards. We must be able to imagine the future to make it, and we hope that these conversations will challenge and inspire Seattle Rep and theaters across the nation.

Audience members will be welcome to add their ideas and vision to the conversation, in addition to a curated panel local to the Seattle area. Come imagine with us, think beyond and through barriers, and begin to manifest the future of theater.
Register to attend the Zoom call here.

The leading questions for these panel discussions are:
If you could wave a magic wand and build a new theater landscape, what would you create?
What does theater at the heart of public life look like?

“Our radical imagination is a tool for decolonization, for reclaiming our right to shape our lived reality.” ― Adrienne Maree Brown, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good

ASL interpreted and Live Captioned.

Thursday 17 December: (Re)Imagine Accessible Theater
Stay tuned for more information!

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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