Storytelling Workshop with DeLanna Studi
Posted 01 March 2018
Learn to craft and hone a story from a master storyteller: DeLanna Studi, the writer and performer of And So We Walked.
Saturday, April 21
2 - 5 p.m.
About DeLanna Studi
|Originally from Liberty, Oklahoma, DeLanna Studi is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation. As an actor, her theater credits include Off-Broadway’s Informed Consent at the Duke Theater on 42nd Street, productions at major regional theaters such as Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage at The Armory (Astoria: Part One and Two), Cornerstone and Indiana Repertory Theater, the First National Broadway Tour of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County, and work at numerous community settings across Indian Country. DeLanna has originated roles in over seventeen world premieres including fourteen Native productions written about and by Natives. Her television roles in the Hallmark/ABC mini-series Dreamkeeper and Chris Eyre’s Edge of America have won her numerous awards. She has been an ensemble member of America’s only Equity Native American Theater Company, Native Voices at the Autry, for over 15 years. She has served her community for over eight years as the chair of SAG-AFTRA’s National Native Committee, where under her leadership they have produced an award-winning industrial film about American Indians in the entertainment industry and have created a “Business of Acting” workshop that tours Indian Country. DeLanna was the 2016 Butcher Scholar Award from The Autry Museum of the American West. She has been a mentor for the Mentor Artist Playwright Program, Young Native Playwrights and the American Indian Film Institute’s Tribal Touring Program. She has been an artist-in-residence at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the University of Wisconsin, where she co-taught Native American Oral Histories and Storytelling and American Indian in Film at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. Her most recent project, And So We Walked, is 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.|
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What to Bring
Class participants will receive a welcome/introductory email the Wednesday before their class providing specific details of what to bring to class. Class participants are always welcome to bring bottled water, and coffee or other beverages with a lid are also permitted. Please ensure cell phones and other noise-making devises are placed on "Silent Mode" or Off during class hours. There is no need to bring a printed copy of your ticket.
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