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DONNA COUTEAU - MOLLY FEATHERS

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HENU JOSEPHINE TARRANT

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WOLFEN DE KASTRO - VOICE

 

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HENU JOSEPHINE TARRANT

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DONNA COUTEAU - MOLLY FEATHERS

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HENU JOSEPHINE TARRANT

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STEVE ELM

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TOM PEARSON

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TOM PEARSON

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WOLFEN DE KASTRO - VOICE

 

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DONNA COUTEAU - MOLLY FEATHERS

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HENU JOSEPHINE TARRANT

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STEVE ELM

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TOM PEARSON

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SIR CURTIS KIRBY DAY

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HENU JOSEPHINE TARRANT

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STEVE ELM

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TOM PEARSON

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SIR CURTIS KIRBY DAY

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Cast & Creative Team

WOLFEN DE KASTRO - VOICE

Wolfen de Kastro has performed in many Native works under the auspices of Amerinda and Spiderwoman Theater as well as other productions on stage, film and television. He also occasionally performs as a singer and guitarist when solicited by variety shows in local venues. Musical names include D Minor and Helion Magister. The authorial name is Bullman Atavar Crowe.

His many roles include Macbeth in Macbeth, Polonius in Hamlet, Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind, Mark Styler in Mindgame, and televised featured appearances on Bull, Jessica Jones.

DONNA COUTEAU - MOLLY FEATHERS

 (Sac and Fox Nation) was a scholarship alum of Harkness Ballet Company. She performed Lady McDuff with the London Shakespeare Company, and toured nationally and internationally as Peter Pan for Disney. She and Joe Cross founded Leaf Arrow and opened the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian on the mall in Washington, D.C. Donna toured in William Yellowrobe’s Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers at Trinity Rep. and Penumbra. She starred in the world premiere of Te Ata at USAO in Oklahoma, and is a CAPS artist for Symphony Space. She performed at the Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan China and performed with Spiderwoman Theater as Woman Warrior in Material Witness at LaMaMa and in Canada. She was recently in For Life (ABC TV) and Wounds at Performance Space New York.

HENU JOSEPHINE TARRANT​ - SONG CO-CREATOR/

PRINCESS FEATHERS/CHILDREN

(Rappahannock, Ho-Chunk, Kuna, and Hopi) is a lifetime Jersey City, NJ resident and a graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy’s prestigious integrated Musical Theater Program. She has studied & workshopped her pieces at Dartmouth with New York Theater Workshop and attended the Director’s Institute for Ensemble Work. Her most recent work includes: her one woman show Red Moon Blues, a reimagined vaudevillian cabaret hosted by Lillian “Red Wing” St. Cyr (New York Theater Workshop NXT Door, NY).; 48 Hour Forum (The Lark, NY) with the Noor Theater; DOGFIGHT (Concert @ Second Stage Theater, NY), Ajijaak On Turtle Island (The New Victory Theater, NY) with IBEX Puppetry; Material Witness (Northwest Coast/Northern Ontario Tour 2018/19) with Spiderwoman Theater/Aanmitaagzi; and Don't Feed The Indians-A Divine Comedy Pageant (La MaMa, NY) with Safe Harbors NYC. She also co-starred in the short film The Return Home featured at The 3rd Annual Native + Indigenous Film Festival at NYU (written & directed by Angelo Baca) and was a featured vocalist on the soundtrack of Dawnland  (Comp.  Jennifer    Kriesberg). She is currently focused on continuing her higher education in theater, song composition, and supporting Native Theater in NYC by instilling programming with her team at the organization Safe Harbors NYC. Check out Safe Harbors NYC and her most current work on Instagram:

@Safeharborsnyc @ChiefJosephine

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STEVE ELM​ -DEREK LITTLE TREE

This is Steve's second outing with Spiderwoman Theatre. He had the honor and distinction of being the first man to work with the company, directing, in partnership with Amerinda Theatre and Spiderwoman Theatre Gloria Miguel's solo piece, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue at New York Theater Workshop and Ohio Northern State University. As a director, Steve has worked with Vicki Ramirez, William S. Yellowrobe Jr., and Eric Gansworth. As as actor, Steve has performed at such venues as Ensemble Studio Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Dance Theatre Workshop, La MAMA ETC, the Public Theatre, and the Lyric Theatre in London, England.

TOM PEARSON - TOM LITTLE MOOSE

Tom Pearson (Coharie/Tsalagi) is an award-winning director, choreographer, poet and multi-media artist. He is best known for his original works for theater, including the long-running immersive theater hits Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise, and as a founder and co-artistic director of the New York City-based performance company Third Rail Projects. He is also the director of the Global Performance Studio, an international program for cultural listening and exchange. His critically acclaimed debut poetry collection, The Sandpiper’s Spell, is available at tompearsonnyc.com.

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SIR CURTIS KIRBY DAY - KENNY BROWN

Sir Curtis Kirby III (Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe and African American descent), is enjoying his fifth year directing the Ikidowin Youth Theater Ensemble (IYT), a program for the Indigenous Peoples Task Force. He was honored to be selected as Emerging Artist for a TPT special, which aired in June 2019. Kirby is mentored by Dipankar Mukherjee, Artistic Director of Pangea World Theater and has participated in the National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation the past two years. He has been awarded a Fellowship with Pangea World Theater for Directing.  He has worked with Bonnie Morris of Illusion Theater and Ty Defoe for a show at The Guthrie Theater. Kirby was the Assistant Director for Pangea World Theater’s Five Weeks, Sabra Falling and Mother Courage. IYT has been invited to perform at national conferences such as The National Boarding School Conference in Carlisle, PA, and the National Spit Tobacco Conference, where they premiered a new work, Beishigo Asemaa. 

JOE CROSS- JOEY SPARROW

Joe Cross, SAG/AFTRA

(Caddo Nation of Oklahoma)

Joe's television includes One Life to Live, SNL, CBS Sunday Morning, The Jury, David Letterman, Spin City, Chris Rock, The Whitest Kids I Know, LA Law, ESPN, History Channel,

Film: Lucky Dog, Affluenza, Aimless, Creating Karma, The Storyteller, Natives (NYU), Smoke Break (NYU), BuzzKill, The War That Made America, The Story of the Pequot War, Royal

Tanenbaum, Kinsey, and A Thousand Roads (signature piece for NMAI, Smithsonian). Theater: Macbeth (AMERINDA), Powwow Highway (Yellowrobe), The History of Asking the

Wrong Question (North Fourth St Theatre), White Woman Street (Daelaus), Inktomi (Public), Harvest Ceremony (director, Smithsonian), Earth, Sun & Moon (Lincoln Center), and Broadway Melody 1492 (Ohio Theater). Awards: Silvercloud Outstanding Service, Metro Caddo Cultural Club, SAG Cultural Award, Fort Monmouth Heritage Award, Bergen County Community College Historic Award, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (Wiping Away the Tears-WTC). Thanks to Deborah and Muriel for their hard work and skills.

MARJOLAINE MCKENZIE - GERALDINE BROWN

 is from Matimekush Lac-John of the Innu Nation. Passionate about the arts, she moved to Toronto in 2001 to learn the different facets of the theater with the Centre for Indigenous Theater. Later, she worked with Ondinnok Productions and eventually founded her own company Papu Auass (Child Laughing in Innu). "Since the very first time I worked with Muriel, I fell in love with Storytelling, the art of telling." In 2014, Papu Auass and Spiderwoman Theater collaborated to create Tipatshimutau which was presented at the Museum of Civilization in Quebec City. 

ANIMIKIIKWE COUCHIE - WAUKEY - CHILDREN  is an emerging multidisciplinary dance artist from Nipissing First Nation. She has worked across a number of disciplines and artistic genres. In 2013, Animikiikwe worked within acclaimed choreographer Penny Couchie’s dance theatre piece entitled When Will You Rage?. She narrated and danced within her mother’s piece. In 2015 she worked on Dances of Resistance with Aanmitaagzi, which was a three-year long process. She took dance all throughout school, as well as drama. She attended 3 years of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s four-week summer dance intensive. In 2015 she completed her studies at the Canadore College Theatre Arts Program. In 2018 she completed her training at the Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal. She currently works as a community artist with Jumblies Theatre in Toronto, and finds joy in the inclusivity and collaborative nature of the work. 

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PENNY COUCHIE - MERIDETH PRETTYNAILS

Penny Couchie is an award-winning arts leader, dancer, actor, choreographer and community engaged artist of Anishinaabe ancestry from Nipissing First Nation, Ontario. Penny is co-founder and co-artistic director of Aanmitaagzi, an Indigenous multi-arts company based in her home community. Penny holds an Honors BA from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Most recently, Penny was awarded the 2016 KM Hunter award in Dance.

Over the past twenty years Penny has guest taught at schools throughout Canada and the US, including the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, where she has been a faculty member and choreographer since 1998. Her most recent choreography includes Material Witness, a co-production by Aanmitaagzi and Spiderwoman Theater, LaMama, New York, NY, her latest full length dance theatre work, When Will You Rage? for Planet IndigenUs, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto , Dances of Resistance, Aanmitaagzi’s multi-year community-engaged dance theatre project and Like An Old Tale for Jumblies Theatre, Toronto.

SHARON DAY - SALLY NIGHTSTAR

(Ojibwe) is Executive Director and one of the founders of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force, formerly known as the Minnesota American Indian AIDS Task Force. She is an artist, musician, and writer. IPTF’s flagship program, Ikidowin Youth Theater Ensemble, has performed several plays written by Ms. Day. She has received numerous awards, including the Resourceful Woman Award, the Gisela Knopka Award, BIHA’s Women of Color Award, The National Native American AIDS Prevention Resource Center’s Red Ribbon Award, and most recently, the Alston Bannerman Sabbatical Award. The Governor of the State of Minnesota, and the mayors of both St. Paul and Minneapolis named November 10, 1998 Sharon M. Day, Day. She received the Spirit Aligned Leadership Fellowship in 2019. She is an editor of the anthology, Sing! Whisper! Shout! Pray!: Feminist Visionsfor a Just World; Edgework Books, 2000. 

IMELDA VILLALON - CHERRY DARLING

 is an artist, performer, clown, and arts educator. She has worked with Spiderwoman Theater and Aanmitaagzi for the past four years collaborating in Storyweaving workshops and projects and on Spiderwoman's new project, Misdemeanor Dream.She also worked internationally in film, television and theatre including a guest appearance in two films with award winning film director Carlos Siguion-Reyna. Both films played in various film festivals in North America and abroad. Imelda is part of the faculty at the Centre for Indigenous Theatre. She has taught voice, acting, and Shakespeare in different Universities and theater schools across Canada, the U.S. and Philippines. She is also the Co-Artistic Director of Blue Like an Orange Productions.

GLORIA MIGUEL - THELMA LAKE

(Kuna/Rappahannock) is an actor,, playwright and educator and a founding member of Spiderwoman Theater. She has toured Europe, Australia, New Zealand and to Beijing, China for the 4th World Woman’s Conference. She has received an Honorary DFA from Miami University and is a lifetime member of the Lee Strasberg Institute.

Selected Acting Credits include: The Rez Sisters; The Book of Jessica ; Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way with her daughter, Monique Mojica; one woman show, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue; Fear of Oatmeal with AMERINDA at Theatre for the New City and the Western and Northern Ontario Tours of Material Witness. She has taught drama in Indigenous communities across the U.S. and Canada. In 2017, she was named Indian of the Year by the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and in 2019 received the Westbeth Icon Award and in 2020, the Clara Lemlich award for social activism.

SID BOBB - MARCELLE FISHHEAD

is an arts leader and inter-disciplinary artist who lives and works in and out of Nipissing First Nation. Combining his cultural knowledge and experience as an artist, Sid has been committed to bringing Indigenous stories and culture to the forefront. He believes this will strengthen our Indigenous communities and create a healthier relationship with our Canadian neighbors. An award-winning artist, Sid has performed both internationally and throughout Canada for over twenty years. As current co-artistic director and co-founder of Aanmitaagzi, along with his wife Penny Couchie, Sid has been engaging with community and assisting in carrying forward our stories and imaginings. Aanmitaagzi has emerged as a leading Indigenous arts organization and centre for multi-arts, site-specific works and international collaborations. As co-producer and assistant director, Sid supported the development and touring of Material Witness, Aanmitaagzi and Spiderwoman Theatre’s co-production. 

SONI MORENO - COMPOSER/BEATRICE LITTLE MOOSE

(Maya/Apache/Yaqui) is a vocalist, actress, composer, and poet. Her theater credits include the original San Francisco production of Hair; Broadway, Hair, The Leaf People; Off-Broadway: Aladdin, America Smith, Blood Speaks, Smoke, Fear of Oatmeal, Unnatural and Accidental Women.

Soni is the Co-founder of First Nations A Cappella women's trio Ulali. She toured with Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Indigo Girls, and Robbie Robertson and John Trudell. Soni has toured with Martha Redbone's concert performances of her play Bone Hill. She is recording an album with long time

friend and writing partner Charley Buckland titled “Frequencies.”

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LISA CORMARTY- LILLY LITTLE MOOSE

Anishnaabe/Oji-Cree) is an actor from Wikwemikong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. She has served as a voice coach trainee with the Stratford Theatre Festival for two seasons and was to join as a voice coach for the 2020 Festival Season. Theatre: The Unnatural and Accidental Women (National Arts Centre), Moose on the Loose (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Honour Story (Debajehmujig Theatre Company). TV/Film: Wild Indian (Independent), Burden of Truth (CBC), The Silencing (Anova Pictures), Indian Horse (Screen Sirens Films). 

MURIEL MIGUEL - PLAYWRIGHT AND DIRECTOR (Kuna and Rappahannock), is a director, choreographer, writer and actor. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Spiderwoman Theater, the longest running Native feminist theater in North America.  

She was an original member of Joseph Chaikin's Open Theater where she performed in the groundbreaking works:  Terminal, The Serpent, Mere Ubu and Viet Rock.  She choreographed new works, Throw Away Kids and She Knew She Was She for the Aboriginal ( now Indigenous) Dance Program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Muriel is a 2018 Doris Duke Artist and a 2016 John S. Guggenheim Fellow. She received an Honorary DFA from Miami University in Ohio; is a member of the National Theatre Conference and attended the Rauschenberg Residency in 2015. She developed Spiderwoman Theater's storyweaving process and with that came the evolution of a culturally - based Indigenous performance methodology.  In 2019, she directed the inaugural production for the new Indigenous Theatre section of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Marie Clement's The Unnatural and Accidental Women. She is the director of Spiderwoman's newest production, Misdemeanor Dream.

STEAFAN HANNIGAN - SOUND DESIGNER AND AUDIO ENGINEER is Irish and a freelance technical director, audio engineer, stage manager, composer and multi- instrumentalist, now in Ontario. He works in TV, radio live and recorded sound and tours globally. Credits include: Friends, Relic Hunter, Afro-Celts, Michael Flately, Depeche Mode, Loreena Mckennitt. Steafan has taught all over the US and Canada.

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JOHN BREEN- DIALOGUE EDITOR 
John Breen is a playwright and director now based in New York. John Breen was the artistic director of Second Age Theatre Company in Dublin until April of 2014. Previously he was the artistic director of TEAM Theatre and Yew Theatre Productions in Mayo, a post he held for ten years.

Breakdown, an Opera he wrote with composer Andrew Synnott, was performed at the National Concert Hall, Dublin in January 2015.

John is best known as the writer/ director of the hit play Alone it Stands, which tells the story of Munster’s victory over the All Blacks in 1978. John was awarded the Irish Times/ESB Theatre Award in February 2000 for Best Director for his direction of Alone it Stands. Alone it Stands was performed in Ireland, the UK, Australia, France, Malaysia, New Zealand and in Tasmania. It is estimated that two hundred and sixty thousand people worldwide have seen the play.

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RAEVAN SENIOR- PROGRAM DESIGNER 
Raevan is a multifaceted creative director, artist, and entrepreneur based in New York City. She studied theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is now the assistant general manager at Loose Change Productions which she does while simultaneously running a small media company called 1996 Bleu Tirage. She has produced and directed various short form content from films to instagram and YouTube videos. 
PEDRO HERNANDEZ- GRAPHIC DESIGNER 
Pedro Hernandez is a theatre creator and photographer from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Pedro graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BA in Theatre Production and Management. Most recently, Pedro was a Production Assistant in Rocktopia on Broadway and in the David Dobrik VIEWS Tour across the US. In the past, Pedro has worked for Nederlander Worldwide, Lotus Lee Foundation and Center Stage Capital Inc. He has also stage managed several productions at Fringe Festival, NYMF, and The Davenport Theatre. Pedro is currently working on a new theatre piece that will mark his directorial debut in New York City. To explore Pedro’s photography visit www.pedropics.org.

Special Thanks 

Many thanks to the SilverCloud Singers and Murielle Borst-Tarrant for their generosity in allowing us to use their music in Town of Little Sagas.

 

Soni Moreno for her original theremin music and, with Henu Josephine Tarrant, for the creation of original songs.

 

Carey Lovelace, Pedro Hernandez and the team at Loose Change Productions and Deborah Ratelle for their ongoing support.

And thanks to our generous donors.......

 

Khalida Al-Kansa, Karmenlara Ely,  Rebecca Fitle, Frank & Nicki Harris, Ann Haugo, Shanna Heap of Birds, Susan Heske, Candida Jaquez, Jeff Legacy, Vickie Ramirez, Lance Richmond, John Stoltenberg, Dag Thalberg, Jenny Weintraub, Colette Yellow Robe and The Indie Theatre Fund for their Indigenous Makers Grant. 

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