Muriel Miguel: An Artist Talk [TIME CHANGE - ONLINE]

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 4:30pm


Founding member and Artistic Director of New York City’s Spiderwoman Theater, Muriel Miguel will share the fascinating journey from her roots in Brooklyn to her landmark contributions to the contemporary feminist and indigenous theater movements in the United States, Canada, and around the world. Experience her extraordinary life through stories, photos, and video from the last 60 years.

Originally scheduled to take place at 6pm in Allbritton Center, Room 311 this event will now take place online at Zoom at 4:30pm - click here to join the event.

There will also be a talk back with Tom Pearson (Coharie, Eastern Band Cherokee), Director of Third Rail Projects. 

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts, Center for the Humanities, and Theater Department.

Muriel Miguel, from the Kuna and Rappahannock nations, is a choreographer, director, and actor. Spiderwoman Theater is the longest running Native feminist theater in North America. Muriel is a 2018 Doris Duke Artist and received an Honorary D.F.A. from Miami University in Ohio. She is a member of the National Theatre Conference and the Southern Theater Conference. Muriel was an Assistant Professor of Drama at Bard College. She was a Director and Instructor of Indigenous Performance at the Center for Indigenous Theatre in Toronto, and Program Director for their Summer Intensive. She has pioneered Spiderwoman Theater's storyweaving process and with that, the development of a culturally-based Indigenous performance methodology.

Additional resources: 

Video recordings of a number of Spiderwoman Theater productions
Legacy and the Persistence of Memory: A Conversation with Muriel Miguel by Tom Pearson
Art Works Podcast: Muriel Miguel - Founder of Spiderwoman Theater (audio)