Longest-Running Native American Theater Company To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

by Yah Yah


Feminist performance collective Spiderwoman Theater, which is also the the longest-running Native American theatre company, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary.

On September 19th, there will be a benefit event at La MaMa. The celebration in New York’s La MaMa Theater which will include a concert show, dance party and live music.

Spiderwoman Theater was founded in 1976, when Muriel Miguel gathered together a diverse company of women which included both of her sisters. They were of varying ages, races, sexual orientation, and worldview. The collective sprang out of the feminist movement of the 1970s and the disillusionment with the treatment of women in radical political movements of the time. They questioned gender roles, cultural stereotypes, and sexual and economic oppression. They took on issues of sexism, racism, classism, and the violence in women’s lives. Their weaving of humor with popular culture and personal histories along with their sometimes shocking style excited the hearts and spirits of the women (and sometimes the men) in their audiences, in the United States, Canada and all over the world.

Lu! Lu! Lu! Lu! Spiderwoman Theater Celebrates 40 Years: A Theatrical Benefit will begin at 7:30 PM; with an afterparty led by A Tribe Called Red.

You can purchase tickets here.

SPIDERWOMAN_THEATER_PROMO from Spiderwoman Theater on Vimeo.

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