Murielle Borst Tarrant - Author, playwright, director, producer, cultural artist, educator, and human rights activist

 

Murielle Borst-Tarrant

Kuna/ Rappahannock Nations 

This her first fantasy series. 

Author, playwright, director, producer, cultural artist, educator, and human rights activist.  Author of the Fantasy series “ The Star Medicine”  She also works on the deconstructing of methods of the arts in Native communities in urban areas across the country, Canada, and in the New York City education system.  She also consults many urban and non- urban universities on  the development on Native theater programming. Nominated for the Rockefeller grant in 2001, won a Native Heart Award and was the only Native American Women to have her work to be selected by the Olympic Games in Sydney Australia at the Sydney Opera House for her one woman show “ More than Feathers and Beads”. She served as the Special Assistant and liaison to Tonya Gonnella Frichner the North American Regional representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Directed Muriel Miquel  “Red Mother” nationally and Internationally. Keynote Speaker for the Indigenous Women’s Symposium  at Trent University. Global Indigenous Woman’s Caucus Chair ( North America ) in 2013 to May of 2014.  Recently selected to speak on Repetition, Tradition and Change: Native oral history and contemporary art practice in hostel post- colonial times at the International Conference at the Muthesius Academy of Art in Kiel Germany and the Norwegian Theater Academy. Director of Safe Harbors Indigenous Arts/Theater Collective at LaMaMa Theater. Director and Playwright of her newest work " Don't Feed The Indians- A Divine Comedy Pageant!"  Named by Anne Hamilton as one of the most influential women in American Theater.       

When she is not working or writing she is enjoying her two cats, Attia of the Julii and Scarlett O’Hara including her turtle Nutso Tarrant. She resides in Jersey City with her husband of 21 years Kevin Tarrant lead singer for the Silvercloud Singers and being a mother to her  college student daughter Josephine Tarrant.