DeLanna Studi, Cherokee performance artist and activist, will perform an online version of her original play, AND SO WE WALKEDLocationZoom
DeLanna Studi, award-winning Cherokee performance artist and activist has written AND SO WE WALKED: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears, a frank, heartwarming and inspiring story about a contemporary Cherokee woman and her father who embark on an incredible 900-mile journey along the Trail of Tears to truly understand her own identity and the conflicts of her nation. The play recounts the six-week journey, which retraced the path her great-great grandparents took in the 1830s during the forced relocation of 17,000 Cherokee from their homelands. AND SO WE WALKED is a powerful, multifaceted dramatic memoir that draws on extraordinary interviews, historical research, and the artist’s personal experience to convey the complexities and conflicts with which the Cherokee wrestle.
Sponsored by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, the American Studies Program, the Dean of the Faculty Office, the Creative Arts Across Disciplines Initiative, with support from the Helen Forster Novy 1928 Fund.
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