Return to Niobrara (2019)
Director: Roxanne Wach
Scenic Design: Kathy Voecks
Projection Design: Brittany Merenda
Costume Design: Sherri Geerdes
Hair & Makeup Design: Erin Bragg
Lighting Design: Craig M. Moxon
Sound Design: Christy Hernandez
Prop Design: Devon Denn-Young
*A new work by Mary Kathryn Nagle
140 years ago, Steven's great-great grandfather Chief Standing Bear stood up in court and demanded that a federal Judge recognize that Indians are "persons" under the law. Today, following an altercation where Steven is bullied at school on account of his long hair, Steven must follow in his grandfather's footsteps and speak out against his school's attempt to force him to cut his hair, and ultimately, to erase his identity. Written by Mary Kathryn Nagle (citizen of the Cherokee Nation), the play invites the audience to see the past emerging in our present, and ultimately what it means to truly stand for who we are.
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