ABOUT THE GRANT
- $25,650 to The Rose Theater (Omaha Theater Company) to support Return to Niobrara (MAP 2018)
- $5,341 to general operating support for The Rose Theater (Omaha Theater Company)
ABOUT THE PROJECT
180 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.
Nagle’s play blends time and space to erase the aesthetic lie of the past being segmented off from the present.
Mary Kathryn Nagle // Twitter