presented by WE CAN!
Join us on Tuesday, December 7th for "The Adventures of a Traveling Meskwaki" - a one-woman show written, directed and performed by Oogie_Push, featuring a collection of stories around life, death and connection.
The 45-minute performance will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Traditional Meskwaki snacks will be provided and masks will be required. Please register at: https://tinyurl.com/oogiepush
About Oogie_Push: Oogie_Push is from the Meskwaki Nation near Tama, Iowa. She is an Actor, Dancer, Storyteller, and one of the few Meskwaki Twine Bag Weavers. She received an Associate of Arts in Theatre and a BA in American Indian Studies with an emphasis in Theatre from Haskell Indian Nations University. She also has a MFA in Theatre: Design & Technology from University of Missouri-Kansas City ('10). She’s currently a working Actor in the Twin Cities and has performed with Wonderlust Productions, Theatre Unbound, Full Circle Theater, Pillsbury House + Theatre’s Breaking Ice, Fortune's Fool Theatre, Sod House Theater and with anyone else who invited her to do a staged reading or a quick performance.
She initially got into theatre to smash stereotypes of Native Americans and to tell Native stories from a Native perspective. Oogie eventually began writing her own personal stories for the stage. She and other actors have performed her stories at Pangea World Theatre, Park Square Theatre’s Andy Boss Stage, The Guthrie Theatre’s McGuire Proscenium, the Minneapolis American Indian Center, MIA, and parks in St. Paul. She has done two tours with Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre (Lear Khehkwaii & A Midsummer Night’s Dream). She is currently focused on presenting “The Adventures of a Traveling Meskwaki” and hopes to tour domestically and internationally.
This event is presented by the WE CAN! Collective in partnership with the Department of Public Transformation, LittleTheatre Auditorium, and Mni Sota Arts.
This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board. The WE CAN! Event Series is funded in part with a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.