The Autry National Center Presents a Panel Discussion
Why Native Shakespeare?"
Sunday, February 20, 2005
To coincide with the March 2005 Native Voices at the Autry production of Kino and Teresa, a new play based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in 17th-century Santa Fe, this panel asks, Why bring Native history and the immortal bard together in the first place? What are the promises and pitfalls when a Native writer rewrites Shakespeare's most famous work?
Panelists will include Ben Donnenberg, executive director of Shakespeare Festival L.A.; Kenneth Martines, Native American actor and director of Kino and Teresa; Duane Champagne, professor of sociology at UCLA; and Lisa Wolpe, founder and artistic director of the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company. The panel will be moderated by Carolyn Dunn, Native poet and host of KPFK's American Indian Airwaves.
The panel discussion will take place in the Autry National Center's Wells Fargo Theater in Griffith Park. This program is free, but reservations are highly recommended. For reservations, call 323.667.2000, ext. 354.
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