Presented in partnership with Silver Bullet Productions
A fully-staged reading with costumes and background visuals of a timely drama by celebrated playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle, and directed by Maura Dhu Studi. Manahatta shows how history repeats itself with devastating consequences.
Securities trader Jane Snake is torn between worlds. A rising star at her Wall Street firm, Jane sees how patterns of commercial exploit and cultural eradication begun when Peter Minuit “purchased” Manahatta Island from the Lenape continues as her indigenous Oklahoma family struggle to save their language, their culture, and their over-mortgaged home in the 2008 housing crisis.
“Impressive!” – Broadway World
About Mary Kathryn Nagle. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She graduated summa cum laude from Tulane Law School where she was the recipient of the Judge John Minor Wisdom Award. She is a partner at Pipestem Law P.C., a firm specializing in the restoration of tribal sovereignty and safety for Native women.
Sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust, NM Arts, Inn on the Alameda