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“And So We Walked,” a Dramatic Performance
November 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Free
UNC Process Series Presents: “And So We Walked,” a Dramatic Performance. Written and performed by DeLanna Studi (Cherokee Nation), Directed by Corey Madden.
Cherokee Dramatic Performance: “And So We Walked”
In this performance with the Process Series, Cherokee actor and writer DeLanna Studi explores the enduring impact of the Trail of Tears on contemporary communities using research, interviews, and her own family’s experience. Along with her father and a documentarian, Studi retraced the steps of her ancestors from their homestead in Murphy, North Carolina to their present home near Tahlequah, Oklahoma.The Trail of Tears may be a defining moment of Cherokee history, but does it define us as a people? Do we live in the past or do we focus on the future? Studi will spend a month in residency at UNC-Chapel Hill turning her firsthand research on the Trail into an original dramatic work. Corey Madden directs this intimate yet communal journey of loss and renewal. This program is co-sponsored by the Process Series, Center for the Study of the American South, Southern Oral History Program, and the American Indian Center.
And So We Walked will be performed on 2 nights, Nov. 13-14, 2015. Both shows, which are free and open to the public, will begin at 8:00 pm in the Black Box Theatre in Swain Hall on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. No RSVP required.Free public parking is available after 5:00pm in the Swain Lot. For directions and parking info click here: http://move.unc.edu/parking/visitor-parking/