November 29, 2006

Native plays online

Digitized collection to be releasedA new digital collection of American Indian and First Nation plays is scheduled for release before the end of the year. "North American Indian Drama," compiled by Alexander Street Press, will be available on the Web through academic institutions or other libraries that subscribe to the service.

The collection brings together more than 200 plays by indigenous writers, such as R. Lynn Riggs, the first American Indian playwright to have his material produced, to contemporary works. Represented are plays by companies such as Spiderwoman Theater, which is the longest continually running Native women's theater group in North America; the Native American Theater Ensemble; Red Eagle Soaring; and Native Earth, among others.

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