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An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears
Written and Performed by DELANNA STUDI
A frank, heartwarming and inspiring story of a contemporary Cherokee woman and her father who embark on a 900-mile journey along the Trail of Tears to understand her identity and the conflicts remaining for this nation and the Cherokee nation.
This live performance is a powerful, multi-faceted dramatic memoir that conveys the complexities and conflict with which the Cherokee wrestle.
DeLanna Studi’s (Cherokee) Off-Broadway Debut in Informed Consent, at the Duke Theater on 42nd Street, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick, which described her performance as “moving gravity”. She was a company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she was one of only 10 Native people to have done so.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23 | 7 PM | THE LENSIC
PRESALE TICKETS: 3/15 – 3/31, code: SILVER
$55 – 100
Regular Tickets on Sale 4/1
Silver Bullet Productions is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donations support educational projects in tribal communities.
LEAD UNDERWRITING SPONSOR
THE SJ AND MILDRED WHALEN FOUNDATION
PATRICIA WHALEN HAWLEY
AND JOHN HAWLEY
LEAD IN-KIND SPONSOR
Jay Grodin Foundation
Indigenous Language Institute
Maura Dhu and Wes Studi
Jeffrey and Darlene Anderson
Join us for a private reception immediately following the performance at Manitou Gallery.
Enjoy wine, light bites, and the opportunity to meet those associated with this amazing production.
123 West Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
HOSTED BY MAURA DHU AND WES STUDI
TICKETS $50 – Reservations limited ($41 of the $50 is tax deductible)
Special Appreciation to the Manitou Gallery
Panelists Bill Richardson and Sam Donaldson, Moderated by Julie Mason, Introduced by Mayor Javier Gonzales
Julie Mason is the host of Sirius XM Radio’s Press Pool, has 30 years of experience covering state & national politics, including four presidential campaigns. Julie was White House reporter at POLITICO, the Washington Examiner and the Houston Chronicle.
With more than 30 years of government experience, Bill Richardson is a frequent contributor for numerous network news programs including Meet the Press and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 1997–2000 and Governor of New Mexico from 2003–2010.
A former reporter and news anchor serving with ABC News from 1967 to 2013, Sam Donaldson is best known as the network’s White House Correspondent (1977–89 and 1998–99.) Sam has covered every presidential election during that time beginning in 1964.
Silver Bullet Productions gratefully acknowledges these sponsors for their generous contributions to New Mexico educational film projects and to this Actions Matter event.
What a wonderful evening! Wednesday, March 29 we held the premiere screening of Defending the Fire at the charming Jean Cocteau Theater. Special THANK YOUs go out to all: First to the special audience of those in the film, including artists and advisors. Second to a sold out audience of ticket holders, interested in the topic of the Warrior, and supportive of Silver Bullet Productions’ projects.
Thank you for the Jean Cocteau for sponsoring the night.
Advisory members: Associate Producers Dr. Matthew Martinez (Ohkay Owingeh) and Jhane Meyers (Comanche/Blackfeet); Mescalero Apache ; The Goodluck Family, Kathy Whitman Elk Woman
Question and Answer after the film: Wes Studi (cherokee), Chairman Jeff Haozous (Ft. Sill Apache) John Baillon (Dine’/Santo Domingo)
Special thanks to photographer Linda Lynn Carfagno
Pam Pierce, CEO and Producer, visited her Alma Mater, Roanoke College in Virginia, to screen SBP’s films Canes of Power and A Thousand Voices. Pam was the Keynote Speaker for the Women’s Forum at Roanoke. In addition to working with students, Pam was honored to meet with Asst. Chief Brad Brown and Kathleen Brown of the recent Federally recognized Pamunkey Tribe of Virginia.
The best part of the week was time with college friends, and talented students and faculty.
Thank you to all who made our Words Matter event a success. The audience enhanced the knowledgable moderator – Sam Donaldson – and panelists – Julie Mason and Valerie Plame Wilson – by asking thoughtful questions. We will long remember the cogent and timely points made about the power of the rhetoric in the past year.
None of this would be possible without the generosity of our Sponsors and the tireless work of the SBP Board of Directors and Event Committee.
The full discussion has been provided to SIRIUSXM POTOS the Press Pool with Julie Mason for future broadcast.
Additional Sponsors We Wish to Thank
SJ and Mildred Whalen Foundation
Jay Grodin Foundation
Cory Anne Charles & Giovanna Juliette Charles
In Honor of Native American Month Silver Bullet Productions Presented “A Thousand Voices” at Las Campanas Clubhouse.
From the proverb, “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.” This is the inspiring story of the power of Native American women in New Mexico, from the beginning of time, through invasions from Spain, Mexico, and the United States, to the present day. The power remains, the story continues.
Voices and advisors from the Apache tribes, Navajo tribe, Kiowa Tribe, Pueblo de Cochiti, Ohkay Owingeh, and the Pueblos of Acoma, Laguna, Jemez, Santo Domingo, Pojoaque, Santa Clara, Taos, Nambe, and San Ildefonso.
Thank you for supporting Silver Bullet Productions’ Student film Workshops by attending the Evolution of Native Cinema. This was a journey of film clips and commentary from the SBP Honorees: Chris Eyre (moderator), Gary Farmer, Forrest Goodluck, A Martinez, and Wes Studi.
The event was preceded by an elegant Reception provided by Julie Miller and Sherwood Gallery, Spirit of America. Among the guests were film students from SBP’s workshops and from local colleges and universities, as well as 30 international visitors from 22 countries sponsored by Santa Fe Council on International Relations. It was a unique event, supportive of SBP’s mission on education and cultural appreciation—with questions, comments and audience engagement with each of the five actors and directors, who lingered long past the end of the event.
La Fonda on the Plaza
Santa Fe Audio Visual
David Aubrey of Lightningwood Pictures
Linda Lynn Carfagno, Photography
Kudos to the Event Committee chaired by Charlene Kellner: MaryEllen Collins, Gayle Wein Platte, Larri Short, Raffi Andonian, Veronica Tiller
Special Gratitude to Maura Dhu Studi, Advisor Extraordinaire
We welcomed 30 international guests from 22 different countries. Thank you Santa Fe Council on International Relations and the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program for including these cross cultural leaders and artists as guests for this event.
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) hosted an evening of poetry, read by a variety of Santa Fe and Albuquerque community leaders, including Santa Fe Mayor Javier M. Gonzales — on April 21, 2016 on the IAIA Campus. Pamela Pierce, CEO of Silver Bullet Productions was among the readers.
The My Favorite Poem Project is hosted by the UNM English Department and IAIA. The events are organized by Luci Tapahonso, professor and inaugural Navajo Nation Poet Laureate, who also directs the Creative Writing Program at UNM.
My Favorite Poem Project is based on former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky’s 1998 initiative; it continues to be held in various cities to this day. The project features community members – business owners, civic leaders, teachers, students, spiritual leaders, non-profit leaders, and media personalities – who read their favorite poems in five minutes or less.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center honored Women’s History Month with a weekend of events exploring how Pueblo and Native American women are creators and keepers of tradition. “A Thousand Voices” was screened at the festival on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Producer Pam Pierce and Jicarilla Historian and Author, Veronica Tiller were there at the screening to answer questions.