Murielle Borst Tarrant - Author, playwright, director, producer, cultural artist, educator, and human rights activist
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.
Don't Feed the Indians - A Divine Comedy Pageant!
The Star Medicine
Praise for Murielle Borst Tarrant.
Murielle Borst Tarrant is a one woman earth cruise to the infinite and so is her work! - Linda Hogan, Chickasaw Nation. Author of Mean Spirit, a winner of the Oklahoma Book Award, the Mountains and Plains Book Award, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Muriel Borst Tarrent takes story-telling to another realm to explore what is possible in her new work, THE STAR MEDICINE.
She gives to her reader knowledge of the importance of native mythology, not only with a taste of the past, but of the future.
She follows myth beyond the boundaries of what can and cannot be done.
Muriel is half-visionary, half-story-teller. In her braided work, she goes to the stars to bring back their magic to the earth, then gives it back to the sky. - Diane Glancy, Cherokee author of Pushing the Bear, and winner of the American Book Award.
Murielle Borst Tarrant is a daring, creative performer, writer, director and now novelist!
Watch her, as she carries forth the gifts that have come through.
- Joy Harjo, Mvskoke poet, musician, writer, performer and artist