Acme Theatre Company presents A Zoom Reading of:
followed by a panel discussion on local efforts to decolonize our education system
7:00pm (PT), Wednesday, Nov 25
via Zoom Webinar
Good intentions & absurd assumptions collide in this wickedly funny satire as four non-Native teaching artists scramble to create a performance that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. In this piece, Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota) uses comedy to unpack some of the many layers of miseducation around Native history in schools.
This play pokes fun at the strange (and painful!) knots non-Native artists and educators can tie themselves in when they attempt to support positive change without first developing authentic, meaningful relationships with Native American people. Following the play, we invite you to stay on the webinar for a panel discussion with local Native advocates about decolonizing our education system.
We are delighted to offer this reading for free! If you are able to support youth-led theatre at this time, we welcome a suggested donation of $10.
Following the play, stay on the webinar for a post-show panel discussion with local Native educators & community advocates.
Ashley Matlock (Hoopa/Yurok)
DJUSD Parent & Ethnic Studies Student
Prof. Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie (Seminole/Muscogee/Dine’)
DJUSD Parent, Professor of Native American Studies at UC Davis
Jennifer Robin (Mississsippi Band Choctaw & Miwuk)
Broadcaster/host of KVMR’s Resilience Radio
Dr. Melissa Moreno, Chair of Ethnic Studies, Woodland Community College
Emily Henderson, Ethnic Studies Student & Director, Acme Theatre Co