And So We Walked
Written and performed by DeLanna Studi, directed by Corey Madden
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 inresidency 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.
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8:00pm
Presented in partnership with the Center for the Study of the American South, the Southern Oral History Program, and the American Indian Center. Over the last year in development, And So We Walked was made possible by ongoing support from the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts.