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The Armory

And So We Walked

March 31 – May 13, 2018
In the Ellyn Bye Studio

A frank, funny and inspiring story of a contemporary Cherokee woman who goes on a six-week, 900-mile journey with her father along the Trail of Tears to better understand her own identity and the conflicts of her nation. And So We Walked is a powerful, multi-faceted dramatic memoir that draws on interviews, historical research and the artist’s personal experiences to convey the complexities and conflicts with which the Cherokee wrestle.

DeLanna Studi returns to The Armory for her own very personal play after starring as Marie Dorion/Sarah Astor in Astoria: Part One and Two.

Who’s Who:
View the cast and creative team bios.

Explore the playbill.

Run Time:
Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one intermission.

Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contains some mature language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.

Production made possible in part by a grant from

And So We Walked

  • Previews are Mar. 31- Apr. 5 | Opening night Apr. 6
  • Written and Performed by DeLanna Studi
  • Directed by Corey Madden

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Reviews of "And So We Walked"

"Intensely powerful." -BroadwayWorld 

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Specialty Cocktails for "Major Barbara" and "And So We Walked"

From Pimm's to an earl grey simple, Bar Supervisor (and resident mixologist) Melissa Larrabee introduces the delicious specialty cocktails inspired by Major Barbara and And So We Walked.

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From the Playwright: DeLanna Studi

"This play is a testament to the spirit of gadugi." And So We Walked playwright DeLanna Studi on her journey as a playwright and the journey of The Cherokee people.

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"And So We Walked" Cultural Resources

Explore the world of the play through history, our playwright and recommended reading materials. 

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"And So We Walked" Educational Resources

Explore the world of DeLanna Studi's play through creative exercises, glossary and recommended reading materials. 

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Photos: "And So We Walked"

See photos from And So We Walked coming to The Armory March 31 - May 13, 2018.

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A Brief History of the Trail of Tears

Nearly all of the 17,000 Cherokee people were forced from their southeastern homeland in the early 1800s. Today it is widely remembered by the general public as the “Trail of Tears."

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"And So We Walked" Cast and Creative Team

Meet the cast and creative team of And So We Walked, a powerful, multi-faceted dramatic memoir about a Cherokee woman and her father revisiting their history on the Trail of Tears.

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Joe Cantrell Exhibit

In celebration of And So We Walked, local Cherokee photographer Joe Cantrell's work will be on display in the Studio Lobby, March 31 - May 13. 

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Indigenous Women Playwrights Series

Join Larissa FastHorse, Mary Kathryn Nagle and DeLanna Studi as they discuss the state of the stage and what it's like to be an Indigenous female writer in the theater. Tuesday, April 10, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  

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Minoru Yasui Day with Oregon Nikkei Endowment

Celebrate Minoru Yasui Day with the Oregon Nikkei Endowment and a screening of the documentary Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice (Part One)

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Art Installation by Portland Cherokee Artist Brenda Mallory

The Armory will host Recurring Chapters in the Book of Inevitable Outcomes, an art installation by Brenda Mallory, a local artist and member of the Cherokee Nation. Now through the run of And So We Walked

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