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A PLACE OF INFINITE POSSIBILITIES & ENDLESS FRUSTRATION
THIS IS NOT AN INDIAN PROBLEM
Writer, Director, Performer
A hard-hitting humorous spoken-word short film addressing the resurgence of Stanford's banned American Indian Mascot. Includes Stanford alumni, students, and community members all speaking out about clichéd Native American depictions vs. actual history.
American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
ImagineNATIVE, Toronto, Ontario
INJUNS: AN OCEAN OF APOSTASY and OCEAN
Writer, Animator, Cartoonist
A Comic Strip, Spoken-Word, and Visual Art presentation. Inspired by "Calvin and Hobbes," "The Boondocks," and MacArthur Genius Kara Walker, this is the make-believe world of a child's imagination. After losing his family, 9-year-old Jarin Antor moves to New York City to live with his uncle. There he meets Paq, a 7-year-old dreamer in love with her American Indian culture even though no one has ever taught her about it - not her family, not her school, not her community, not her teachers.
Paq creates life-threatening adventures in her head. The streets of NYC become the Wild West frontier and monster-filled jungles from Tarzan movies. She is most definitely crazy, but she is exactly the type of best-friend Jarin needs as he learns to adjust to the harsh realities of living off of his Blackfeet Nation Indian Reservation.
Cartoons - hand-drawn by Myrton Running Wolf and Quentin Salas. Silhouettes - hand-cut black construction paper on white poster-board.
INSTALLATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
New York University gallery installation
NYC's Ace of Clubs with artist/scholar Karen Finley
Long Island University's Kentler Center
Tisch-NYU Performance Studies Department
Basin, MT - "Montana Artists Refuge"
Stanford University's Piggott Theater
AMERINDA'S "Talking Stick" (NYC)
Playwright, Producer, C0-Director
A play with music. Set in the year 1914, CARLISLE satirizes the last days of the infamous Carlisle Indian Industrial School before it closed its doors and sent its student-body off to World War I as America’s first wave of disposable soldiers.
- La MaMa ETC (New York City)
- NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
- NYC's American Indian Community House
- The Barrow Group Theater
- Vassar College
THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINT ETHEL
PATRON SAINT OF THE SANTEE, THE BLOODY FOURTH,
AND GITMO BAY
A stage play in one act
A one-act surrealist farcical comedy. Convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg is accompanied to her sentencing hearing by a Negro soldier from the Camp Logan riots, a Native American from the Santee Sioux uprising, and a prisoner from Guantanamo Bay. Only she alone can see these men. After she is condemned to die in the electric chair for giving away the secrets of the atomic bomb to Russia, the men try to convince Ethel that she is not alone in her torment.