By Holly Stanton
After a public reading at Cyrano’s Playhouse in Anchorage in November 2010, I submitted my play to Native Voices at the Autry. I was so pleased to learn that I was accepted and would be furthering my creative journey by attending the 2011 Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays.
Which Play to Write? She Listens to Her Native Voice
By Susie Silook
Yupik rules dictate I follow what is better for the tribe, not my ego. After a battle waged within, the Yupik in me won, and I chose the second dramatic memoir. After all, this is Native Voices, I decided, and in Alaska, our tribes are very strong, our ties to our ancestral lands largely unbroken.
I am faced with the very real possibility that this will not be accepted as beneficial to the tribe, since I break the silences around certain issues. I accept that; certain things must end.
Comment: For more on Native Voices at the Autry, see The Frybread Queen Reviewed and Tales of an Urban Indian Reviewed.