This talented group of women is currently working on script development, together with Director, Kim Delfina Gleason. We can expect an interactive, innovative storytelling experience (with Q & A after each show), including film and other components.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
November 8-11, 2018 (Evening performances plus Sunday Matinee)
Why This Show Is Important: This interactive storytelling/theater event provides Women of Color, from a variety of backgrounds and traditions, the opportunity to share their own narratives and experiences using such themes as: Healing and/or Traditional Medicine, Empowerment, Society and Culture, Family, Self-Identity, Gender, and Race and Racism.
Other themes will emerge from the participants themselves.
Two Worlds & STNM believe strongly in Women of Color telling their own stories, in their own voices, free from the constraints of cultural and other stereotypes.
Sponsors: Telling My Story: Bridging Two Worlds is a collaboration of Two Worlds Theatre and Film and Storytellers of New Mexico, with support from Red Planet , Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP), Native Realities and the Aux Dog Theatre. Find out how you, too, can support this project!
Two Worlds, founded in 2006, is a progressive Native theater and film organization with a mission to entertain, inform, and inspire our diverse communities through theater, short films, and education/collaboration projects with a primary focus of creating an affirmative depiction of modern Native American life.
Storytellers of New Mexico, founded in 1997, promotes, supports, and encourages the art, knowledge, and history of storytelling. STNM provides opportunities for anyone interested in storytelling to meet and engage in the art of storytelling and to bring storytelling skills, techniques and experience into new environments.
Interested in Participating/Supporting? Those interested in promoting this project are encouraged to visit Support this Project on this website. STNM and Two Worlds are endeavoring to raise $7,000 in support of this production, including online and direct donations; a Project Kick-Off Celebration and fundraiser on August 12th. Every little bit helps! JOIN US!
Thank you for your interest!
Kim Delfina Gleason, Director, Two Worlds Sarah Malone, Board President, Storytellers of New Mexico
Telling My Story:
Bridging Two Worlds
Telling My Story: Bridging Two Worlds
November 8-11, 2018
Meet the Two Worlds Cast (left to right): Deanna Reines (Diné), Christina M. Castro, Ph.D. (Jemez/Taos Pueblo/Chicana), María Herrera (Chicana), Erica Davis (African American) and Linda Piper, Ph.D. (African American). Director, Kim Delfina Gleason (Diné), is not pictured. (We are sad to report that Erica Davis has withdrawn from the project due to time conflicts. Thanks to Erica for her participation in the early work on script development. We wish you the best.
A collaboration between Two Worlds: Native Theater & Film and Storytellers of New Mexico, Telling My Story: Bridging Two Worlds, is an interactive storytelling theater event centering the narratives and experiences of Women of Color. Director Kim Gleason (Diné) is already working with selected Women of Color artists, to create a sacred space to share their stories on stage.
Special thanks to Emma Membreño for our beautiful project LOGO, created while living in Sanctuary in an Albuquerque church.