In response to the State of New Jersey's recent treatment of its indigenous people, a Lenape artist takes us on an odyssey that reminds us how the battle for civil and cultural rights is never truly won.
UNCLE ABRAM 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 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?"
Through poetry, personal testimony, music, and movement, the impact of this gruesome event on our contemporary psyche as Americans will become apparent. Yet out of this tragedy, all of us as Americans, will realize the strength of our ancestors, the endurance of the human spirit, and the realization that no genocide can truly be successful.
LOST VOICES, directed by Jessi D. Hill, is a combination of two gripping original short plays, WIDE BLOSSOMS by Elise Marenson and VANISHING POINT by Larissa FastHorse, that center around Hurricane Katrina's effect on two vibrant but marginalized communities in southern Louisiana.