Anishinaabe Theatre Exchange presents Three Sisters

February 18, 2019 4:30 pm - February 22, 2019 9:30 pm
Various times and locations (see event details)

Anishinaabe Theatre Exchange artists will be in residence at the University of Michigan campus from February 16-23, 2019, culminating in two performances of the new play by Carolyn Dunn, Three Sisters. The Anishinaabe Theatre Exchange uses theater to activate networks with Native communities in the Great Lakes region. The group is a consortium of people from various backgrounds working to promote dialogue about Indigenous culture and issues.

The following events are free & open to the public:

Public Talk by Playwright and Poet Dr. Carolyn Dunn
Monday, February 18, 4:30pm
North Quad Space 2435, 105 S. State Street
This talk will examine how Indigenous artists must be able to define for themselves how tribal, communal and Indigenous worldviews inform the political, cultural and spiritual context of Native American and Indigenous performance. RSVP here.

Panel Discussion with the Anishinaabe Theatre Exchange
Tuesday, February 19, 6:00pm
Hankinson Rehearsal Hall | Moore Building, 1100 Baits Dr.
This panel discussion will address social issues which persist on Native American reservations including domestic violence and suicide, and features Colleen Medicine, Rebecca Parish, Tomantha Sylvester, Micaela Ironshell-Dominguez, Sara Rademacher, Carolyn Dunn & Anita Gonzalez. RSVP here.

Three Sisters
Thursday, February 21, 7:30pm (doors at 7pm)
Light Box, 8641 Linwood St. Detroit, MI
Friday, February 22, 7:30pm (doors at 7pm)
East Quad Keene Theater, 701 E. University
In this brand new tragicomedy by Carolyn Dunn, three sisters, long estranged from family, community, and one another, return home to the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation lands in Louisiana at the behest of their dying aunt as she makes preparations for her final journey home. Family tensions, simmering secrets, death and grieving all intersect with the loss of tradition, culture, spiritual formation, and love.

Detroit performance, RSVP here.
Ann Arbor performance, RSVP here.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777, at least one week in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.

This residency is co-sponsored by the U-M Residential College, CEW+, Institute for Research on Women & Gender, SMTD Department of Theatre & Drama, Institute for Humanities, SMTD Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Department of American Culture.

Center for World Performance Studies, like the University of Michigan, acknowledges the university’s origins in a land grant from the Anishinaabe (including Odawa, Ojibwe, and Boodewadomi) and Wyandot, and we further acknowledge that our university stands, like almost all property in the United States, on lands obtained, generally in unconscionable ways, from indigenous peoples. Knowing where we are changes neither the past nor the present. However, through scholarship and pedagogy we work to create a future in which the past is thoroughly understood and the present supports human flourishing and justice while enacting an ethic of care and compassion.