The Frybread Queen centers around three generations of Indian women who have come together for the funeral of a beloved son. The collision of personalities forces them to confront long-simmering tensions that threaten to tear them apart. This play was developed at Native Voices' 2007 Playwrights Retreat and during NV's 2008 First Look Series.
Native Voices: Briefly describe your play.
Carolyn Dunn: Four women, four frybread recipes, one man. Let the beans fall where they may.
NV: What do you hope your play will elicit in an audience member?
CD: That we are all haunted by ghosts and those ghosts can be many things--including home and landscape.