T Y D E F O E
Ojibwe + Oneida Nations
Writer | Actor | Interdisciplinary Artist
ROOTED IN WORDS, A SHAPE SHIFTER OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION, BRINGING STORIES TO LIFE.
A Red Face in the Crowd: Identities of A Native American Two-Spirit Writer
..."In shape-shifting, through the arts and social circles, I aspire to bring those who aren’t usually heard to the table. I raise these questions: How can we all utilize our artistic practice to challenge the formulas of privilege? How can creative artists and decision makers challenge their infrastructure to build a new nation of theatre? ...In my Trans* /two-spirit communities, we can use theatremaking tools to express, to heal, to celebrate, and to tell our stories on stages. There is a teaching I received when I was given a sacred hoop dance. It was that we are all connected in this great circle of life. The symbol of the hoop is important because it unifies all living things. In a circle there are no corners in which to hide, and in this circle unifying all living things, we must stand next to and across from each other as equals. Healing, celebrating, telling together, though our stories differ. A new nation of theatre."
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