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AND SO WE WALKED: An Artists’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears
January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until January 21, 2023
Cherokee actor and activist DeLanna Studi embarked on a six-week, 900-mile journey with her father along the Trail of Tears to retrace the path her great-great-grandparents took during the forced relocation of 17,000 Cherokee from their homelands in the 1830s. Studi collected stories from native Cherokee culture bearers along the way, drawing on these stories as well as historical research to understand her identity and the conflicts of her Cherokee nation—and to write her memoir AND SO WE WALKED. The critically-acclaimed solo play is “woven together wonderfully. It moves seamlessly… between real life and the world of myths, legends and dreams.” (Broadway World) Studi has originated more than 18 world premieres, including 14 Native productions, in her 25 years of performance experience that includes roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at regional theatres. She is the artistic director of Native Voices at the Autry and serves as chair of SAG-AFTRA’s National Native Americans Committee. Don’t miss this powerful, heartwarming performance!