Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective is a new branch of LaMama Experimental Theatre Company dedicated to creating a new paradigm in regard to the presentation of Indigenous arts and culture within the broader American theater to combat stereotypes and support vibrant Native communities. Safe Harbor is also a new effort to develop ongoing dialogue with policymakers about how these cultural and socioeconomic issues can be approached through theatrical performances, panel conversations, and cultural events, and seeks to build an understanding of Indigenous methodologies and cosmologies that in turn will support the development of legal constructs for arts building and production. The Collective will function on a grassroots level within local Indigenous arts communities as well as nationally and internationally through arts presentation and education.
Headed by Murielle Borst Tarrant, Safe Harbors is excited to share upcoming projects with you! Keep checking back for more information.
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