PORTRAIT OF MY PEOPLE
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Through personal stories and family photographs, Erin Kelley, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and a direct descendant of noted Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, shares her experiences growing up in a Native/multi-racial family. In addition to schools and organizations, PORTRAIT OF MY PEOPLE has been performed at leading cultural institutions such as Cahokia Mounds, the Missouri History Museum and the Shawnee Cultural Center. Enthusiastically received by both young people and adults, PORTRAIT is a Kevin Kline Award nominee for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences. The performance runs 45 minutes and is followed by a talk back.
"A sincere look at a life marked by its Native American component. She's both passionate & charming, and so sincere, that being able to share in her childhood & knowledge makes the listener feel like the recipient of a gift."
- Joe Pollack, St. Louis Post-Dispatch