Changer and the Star People: Origin Myths of the Coast Salish and Dakota
Changer and the Star People
Origin Myths of the Coast Salish and Dakota
Adapted by Fern Renville and Roger Fernandes
Directed by Fern Renville
March 26 – April 13, 2020
Isaac Studio, Taproot Theatre
7:30 PM, Matinees 2pm (see below for details)
What if we could imagine a future in which citizens of Native American Tribes reclaim power and spark a cultural revolution? In this world-premiere adaptation, Fern Renville ( Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate ) and Roger Fernandes’ ( Lower Elwha Klallam ) share their respective Coast Salish and Dakota origin stories, by envisioning a Tribally Sovereign future through myth, multi-media, storytelling, puppetry, music, and dance. A co-production between Sound Theatre and SNAG Productions (Seattle Native Artists Group), CHANGER and THE STAR PEOPLE stemmed froman Indigenous play reading series which spotlighted nearly 40 Native artists throughout 2019.
Storytellers Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Klallam) and Fern Naomi Renville (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) draw from their respective Coast Salish and Dakota origin stories in this contemporary, world-premiere adaptation. Beloved characters Changer, Coyote, Red Cheek Woman, Starman and many others join to shape a vision for a Tribally Sovereign future that benefits all humanity.
Recommended for general audiences.