After five years, and inspired
by recent events, we at Eagle Project, in collaboration with Double Down, felt the need to try something a little different.
Uncle Abram - A Reconstructed Uncle Vanya is an American retelling of the Russian classic set in the Reconstruction South. Placed in a former plantation in south-central Missouri, this adaptation combines Native American and African American influences that both heighten and intensify the original Chekhovian text.
The backdrop being one of the most progressive periods in American history instills a hope of what is possible, along with the awareness of the delicacy of social progress.
Uncle Abram - A Reconstructed Uncle Vanya awakens our spirit for a better tomorrow, and tests our fortitude by begging the question, "What are you willing to sacrifice to change the world?"
Eagle Project is a professional performing arts company, fiscally sponsored by New York Live Arts, that behaves as an artistic laboratory by utilizing theater, music, dance, spoken word, and film to dissect the American identity, while using the Native American experience, both past and present, as the primary means for which to conduct its exploration. This mission is carried out through the development and staging of the works of Native American playwrights, educational outreach on Native American culture, and the production of the works of other American voices that are not frequently heard.