Face the Music: Confronting Racism With Living Legacies featuring Fern Renville *
Fern Renville *
Fern Renville is a theatre director, storyteller, teaching artist, and enrolled citizen of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, an eastern Dakota band of the Oceti Sakowin (the seven council fires of the great Sioux Nation), which recognizes our land base in accordance with the 1805, 1851, 1858, 1865, and 1868 Sioux treaties with the U.S. government. A long-time teaching artist in out-of-school spaces and former director of Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre, Fern currently is director of SNAG Productions, a Seattle-based collective of Native artists committed to sharing traditional stories in contemporary settings. SNAG Productions is collaborating with Sound Theatre in March of 2020 to co-produce Changer, a play written and directed by Fern that explores Tribal Sovereignty through a mythic lens and the origin stories of Coast Salish peoples.