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Indigenous Theatre Symposium June 27 & 28, 2024

Geva Theatre Indigenous Theatre Symposium presented in partnership with Friends of Ganondagan and NTID/RIT

A free two-day event, pre-registration is required for both. 
 
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THE MUSH HOLE
Thursday, June 27, 2024
 
Panera Theatre
NTID/RIT
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
 
The Mush Hole is a theatrical dance performance about truths of Canada’s first Indian residential school – The Mohawk Institute. From 1828-1970, State and Church attempted to forcefully assimilate children from Six Nations and surrounding First Nations into Euro-Christian society and sever the continuity of culture from parent to child. The Mush Hole weaves through the traumatic memories of two generations of Survivors. Visceral performances by an all-Indigenous cast, cinematic imagery and musical score, catapult audiences into the bricks and mortar of the school. Created from Survivors testimonials, itis a story about hope and finding light in dark places.
 
 
Matinee performance – 2pm
Evening performance – 7pm
 
 
Indigenous Theatre Symposium
Friday, June 28, 2024  8:30am – 4pm
 
Fielding Stage/Lobby/Café
75 Woodbury Boulevard
Breakfast and Lunch provided.
 
The Indigenous Theatre Symposium will feature keynote remarks from Santee Smith (Kahnyen’kehàka Nation, Turtle Clan), artistic director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre; an Indigenous Playwrights Panel Conversation with creatives such as DeLanna Studi (Cherokee) who Geva audiences got to know through her play AND SO WE WALKED last season and who will be Geva Theatre’s 2024/26 artist in residence; a film screening of UNSEEN TEARS: as well as a special panel composed of Young Native Playwrights –presented in collaboration with Native Voices. The Indigenous Theatre Symposium project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. It will be live streamed in collaboration with Howl Round Theatre Commons.
 
The Indigenous Theatre Symposium project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 
It will be live streamed in collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons.
 
ASL Interpretation will be provided both days.

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