Join the Dramatists Guild at the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Conference for a panel discussion on Native & Indigenous Structure & Dramaturgy in Playwriting.
Thursday, March 24
Eastern Time: 9am - 10am
This event will be held both online and in-person.
This panel discussion, featuring Rhiana Yazzie, Laura Shamas, Carolyn Dunn, and Delanna Studi, will examine how Indigenous and Native dramatists use their unique storytelling structures to create work for the stage and illuminate their worlds. When non-Native theatres get to choose what plays speak for the Native experience, even when they're not coming from a Native perspective, how can this powerful community ensure they keep telling stories for the people they’re written for? And how can non-Native audiences engage when Native perspectives are rarely seen?
The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing. It includes thousands of attendees, hundreds of events and bookfair exhibitors, and four days of essential literary conversation and celebration.