Eagle Project is a New York-based Native American artistic laboratory utilizing theatre, music, dance, spoken word, and film to investigate and understand US American identity. We unpack the Native American Experience, both past and present, as the primary means to conduct our exploration.Eagle Project is an inter-tribal and multicultural performing arts company. Our mission is to develop and stage the works of Native American playwrights and theatre artists and to provide educational outreach on Native American culture to audiences throughout Turtle Island.
On Wednesday, March 7th, 2012, Eagle Project was officially launched at Playwrights Horizons with the staged reading of Wood Bones by William S. YellowRobe, Jr. Eagle Project is an inter-tribal and multicultural 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 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, which Eagle Project uses to examine what the American experience consists of and stands for. Eagle Project aims to produce theatrical work that gives Americans an accurate recollection of our past and a better understanding of our present for a just and more inclusive vision for our future.
Supporting our 21st Century artists and writers is critical to our work. Hatch is Eagle Project’s program of readings, staged readings, and workshops to help the playwright in their work; thus, the timetable and format of the presentation are based on where the writer is in their process. Additionally, our programming consists of our America Unveiled Series, which brings talented poets and comedians together to riff on one of the hottest topics of the time.
Over the years, Eagle Project has collaborated with the Public Theater (New York), Playwrights Horizons (New York), AMERINDA (New York), Lark Play Development Center (New York), North American Indigenous Center of New York, The New School (New York), Primary Stages (New York), Nuyorican Poets Café (New York), Docbloc (New York), Columbia University (New York), Radical Evolution (New York), Donkeysaddle Projects (Seattle), ASHTAR Theatre (Palestine), Pace University (New York), New York University, and the United Nations.