Native and Indigenous Structure and Dramaturgy
Nov 01, 2020
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Rhiana Yazzie: At New Native Theatre, our last play was The Rez Sisters [by Thompson Highway], which is a really great example of a play that uses western structure as well as Native dramaturgy and structure. It’s got a couple of things that [show] the differences between Native structure and western. For instance, The Rez Sisters doesn’t have one hero, but seven main characters. [And] the major dramatic question is, will they get to the world’s largest bingo or not? Native stories often have complications rather than conflict.
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