Honoring Spiderwoman Theatre

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“Honoring Spiderwoman Theatre / Celebrating Native American
Theater”


February 19-22, 2007
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio


Schedule of Performances and Conference Presentations


Conference Poster

Conference Poster

Monday, February 19, 2007.

  • 1:00 p.m. Registration opens. Marcum Center.

  • 7:15 p.m. Hall Auditorium
    Opening Remarks by Prof. Joseph Leonard

  • 7:30 p.m. Hall Auditorium
    Dianne Yeahquo Reyner, Weaving the Rain
    –Directed by Pat Melody, cast of American Indian Repertory Theatre (with Thunderbird Theatre)
    –Tickets at the Box Office and door. Adults $5; students free but need tickets.
    –Reception to follow.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007. 320 King Library

  • 8:00 a.m.- . Registration, Coffee, and Pastry.

  • 8:45 – 9:00. Welcoming Remarks.

  • 9:00-10:15
    JudyLee Oliva, Christy Stanlake, and DeLanna Studi, “Native Drama in Mainstream Theatre: The Te Ata World Premier.”

  • 10:30-11:30
    Theater, Community, and Audience: Panel of Directors

    –Pat Melody, Randy Reinholz, Marcie Rendon, Shawn Termin.

  • 11:30-12:30
    Vincent Scott and Jana Rhoads, “Thunder Road Theater (Tulsa, OK) in Conversation with the National Museum of the American Indian.”

  • 12:30-1:15. Lunch on Site

  • 1:30-2:30
    Diane Glancy, “Pushing the Bear”: A Staged Reading.
    –Kelli Lyon Johnson, Introduction and Q & A with Diane Glancy

  • 2:45-3:45
    Monique Mojica, “Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way.”

  • 4:00-5:15
    Native American Theater studies: Papers
    –Jill Carter, “Blind Faith Remembers: Princess Pocahontas as Transformative Ritual.”
    –Katy Young, “Always Traveling Home: Transnational Migration in the Performances of Spiderwoman Theater.”
    –Theresa Saxon, “Dramatic Contexts: Native American Drama on the Nationalist Stage.”

  • 5:30-7 p.m. Campus Ministry Center
    Conference Dinner
    –Marie Baker, Poetry Reading.

  • 7:30 p.m. Hall Auditorium
    Spiderwoman Theater, The Persistence of Memory
    –Tickets in advance at the Box Office and at the door. Adults $10; seniors $8; students free but need tickets.

    –Reception following.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007. Great Room, Macmillan Hall

  • 8:00- . Registration, Coffee, and Pastry

  • 9:00-10:00
    Cultural Performance and the Politics of Representation: Papers
    –Vessela Warner, “Dancing with Traditions: Two Generations of Quileute Dancers in the Preservation of the Culture’s ‘Spirit Power.'”
    –Maryrose Casey, “Positioning the Cultural Interface of Reception and Indigenous Theatre.”

  • 10:00-10:45
    Ric Knowles and Monique Mojica, “Performing Transformation, Bridging Cosmologies.”

  • 11:00-11:45
    Ines Hern├índez-Avila, “Native American Literature in Performance.”

  • 11:45-12:15
    Maura Walz, “Alexander Street Press’s North American Indian Drama database.”

  • 12:15-1:15. Lunch. Room 336, Shriver Center

  • 1:30-2:45
    Murielle Borst, “Spiderwoman Theater’s Legacy.”

    Remarks from the Audience.

  • 2:45-4:00
    Interview with Spiderwoman Theater: Lisa Mayo, Gloria Miguel, Muriel Miguel.
    –Interviewer: Ann Haugo.

  • 4:00-5:00
    Conference Reflections.

  • 5:30-7:00. Dinner in Heritage Room, Shriver Center
    Provided by Department of Theatre and Alexander Street Press.

  • 7:15-7:45. Souers Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts
    Conversation with Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl.

  • 8:00 p.m. Studio 88 in Center for Performing Arts
    Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, The Conversion of Ka’ahumanu
    –Dir. Ann Elizabeth Armstrong.
    –Tickets in advance at the Box Office. $6.
    –Reception to follow

Thursday, February 22, 2007. 320 King Library

  • 7:30 p.m.
    Loriene Roy (White Earth Anishinabe). President-elect American Library
    Association.
    Prof., Univ. of Texas School of Information, and Director. Public talk, “Collaborations to Further Library Services for Indigenous Peoples”
    –Reception following.
    –Free and open to the public.


Publication of Selected Plays, Papers, and Presentations Is Anticipated.


Sponsored by the Native American Women Playwrights Archive (University Libraries) and Department of Theatre.
Major support from the John W. Altman Humanities-Scholar-in-Residence Program and from University Libraries, Ohio Humanities Council, Special Events Fund (Student Affairs Division), Western College Alumnae Assn., Center for American and World Cultures, Department of English, Alexander Street Press. and the Oxford Community Foundation.
Additional support from American Studies, Honors Program and College, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, The Knolls of Oxford, Gale Publishing.


Questions? Contact Bill Wortman, wortmawa@MiamiOH.edu or 513-523-1240.