Radical Medicine Project and Theatre Movement International
Haunting our His & Her Stories: Indigenous Children’s Boarding School & Related Experiences
Date(s) & Time(s): Sat, Jun 10, 8:30 PM and Sun, Jun 18, 2:00 PM
Duration: 45 mins w/out intermission
Location: 2781 24th St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: BRAVA Studio
Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28
Audience members and participants are encouraged to wear a mask to protect against COVID-19. We ask people who have a temperature or feel unwell to not attend.
Engagement funded in part by:
Chiricahua Warm-Springs Apache Tribe of New Mexico aka Fort Sill Apache Tribe (the group Geronimo & Cochise are from) the Peter J. McIntyre family, the Zaro family and the Center for Cultural Innovation.
Production DetailsHaunting our His & Her Stories: Indigenous Children’s Boarding School & Related Experiences
A presentation led by Radical Medicine's artistic director, deCoy Gallerina that explores the circumstances and state of being of Indigenous children taken from their families and placed in boarding schools. Utilizing a magical realism format, the piece spans a century of actual accounts married with sleuthed deduction. The stories include, "Two Mason Jars" and "Hair Cutting:" A young boy and his sister leave home, to alleviate the shock, father tells son a tale of a little skunk who goes off to ‘find roots’… Cause in the past, effects in the present, many presents.
There will be an onstage conversation with the artist following the performance on Saturday June 10.Radical Medicine Project and Theatre Movement International
The Radical Medicine Project (RM) and Theatre Movement International (TMI) are allied organizations that collaborate to further ideas of social justice and equity from an indigenous perspective. TMI was founded by Rudradeep Chakrabarti in 2015. RM was founded by deCoy Gallerina in 2018. Over the past five years, RM and TMI have made extensive presentations in the Bay Area and the south western United States combining Indigenous traditions with extreme experimental diasporas. Productions have included: "The Honey Gatherers: Diary of an Asian Indian Street Performer;" "Rose: Predisposition to Pure Psyche;" "CoyoteezxhahaTails: Embodiments of Coyote Stories," "Homecoming: Chiricahua Apache Odessey" and "Red is for the Blood of Our Hearts."
Chiricahua Apache Elder, Matriarch, Culture Bearer, Two-Spirit...& Rebel Irish; Cross-Platform/Cross-Genre Artivist, direct descendant of Cochise. Raised in San Francisco/New Mexico Training: attended ceremonies with grandmother, decades of study and research in Chiricahua culture with tribal historian, Leeland Micheal Darrow. Degrees: San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, College of Santa Fe, Institute of American Indian Arts, extensive private training. Influences: diverse Bay Area culture, Jill Parker, Rene Yanez, BadUnklSista, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Janeen Antione, Black Panthers, American Indian Movement, Standing Rock Red Warrior Camp. Style: Psychedelic Stomp to Deep Traditional Chiricahua works. Radical Medicine Project, Theatre Movement International, Curator Komotion Int’l SF, more… Presentations: deYoung Museum, Allan Houser Garden Gallery Santa Fe, High Street Gallery London, POWPOWPOW SF, San Francisco International Arts Festival, 'REAL FACES' interviews series of 500 Artivists (youtube), Playwrite/Performer of “Homecoming” Chiricahua Nde’ Apache Odyssey' & 'Haunting Our His&Herstories; Indigenous Children's Boarding School & Related Experiences'. Master Beader. performance artist, writer, actress, composer, singer, dancer, visual artist, costumer & perpetual student.
Founder of ‘Theatre Movement International; major new wave directorial force in Indian theatre; incorporates diverse contemporary aesthetics with folk/traditional devices of India/Central Asia adding Native American political theatre; post colonial lens, post modernist approach; creates potent multicultural theatre. Paticipated in Chiricahua Apache’s 100th Year of Freedom From Prisoner War Commemoration Director Rudradeep Chakrabarti, was a major new wave directorial force in Indian theatre (government of India scholarships) Master of Arts; Dramatics; Rabindra Bharati University, degree; design/direction; National School of Drama, India. He incorporates diverse contemporary aesthetics with folk/traditional devices of India/Central Asia then adding Native American political theatre performance using a post colonial lens with post modernist approach; creates multicultural theatre. Now working with Chirichaua Apache Tribal members to speak Indigenous experiences. Founder (2015) of ‘Theatre Movement International’; San Francisco Participated in Yerba Buena Garden’s and Flightdeck‘s International Theatre Festivals, Global Summit, Chiricahua Nde’s 100th Year of Freedom From Prisoner of War Commemoration, alternative festivals, San Francisco International Arts Festival 2016
Mescalero Apache, Two-Spirit Artivist, accomplished director, performer, musician, teacher, designer; proficient in many instruments & electronica in a vast array of genres. Shelly Award nominee; several times for Best Costume Design. Presently performs Classical, Neo-Classical, Jazz, World, Avant-Garde music with Cyril Kous (violin) and M. Strandberg (guitar) as Duo Petra. Is Musical Director, composer & performer for Radical Medicine Project; founder, playwrite, performer: deCoy Gallerina & Theatre Movement International, Rudradeep Chakrabati; director. Productions include ‘Homecoming; Chiricahua Apache Odessey’ (2016) and ‘Haunting Our His&HerStories; Indigenous Children’s Boarding School and Related Experiences’ to be presented at Brava Theater by San Francisco Independent Arts Festival, 2023. Educated at Drama School of London, University East Bay and New College of San Francisco, several degrees in Music/Theater. Was adjunct theater arts professor at Contra Costa College for over a decade, WCCCED & private teacher, has recorded as contract musician. Highlights: was back-up singer for Jefferson Starship at the “We Built This City concert, SF, music for Black Entrepreneurs of SF, performer for Opera Piccolo Theater, worked with Academy Award winning Stephan Thoth, Rinde Eckert, acted in Grumblefish Films.
Volinist, Composer, Performer Member, Performer: Theatre Movement International, Radical Medicine Project, Duo Petra Education: Stasov Music School, Moscow Russia, Francisco School of the Arts, SF Conservatory Prep Division. Performance studies with Pat Burnham & musicianship/composition with Alexis Alrich & Peter Lewis, Jassen Todorov & the Alexander String Quartet. Degrees: BM & MM: classical violin performance, SF State University Soloist in Herbst Theatre, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco Legion of Honor Performances include: regular concerts; Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco with SF Conservatory Youth Orchestra 1998-2002 International European tour; Youth Orchestra: Russia, Lithuania, Ireland; 2001, featured on Radio Moscow, Irish National Radio in Dublin Ireland & Stars of White Nights Festival, St. Petersburg, Berkeley, Marin, Stockton & Parnassus Symphonies, chamber music groups. Compositions performed at SF Museum of Modern Arts & Warnors Center for the Performing arts, Fresno Credits also include 2003 Best Experimental Independent Student music film "Shudder", CD "Beats and Pieces" CyrilKouz & ‘The Next Level 2 Video Game’ Music Upcoming performance in ‘Haunting Our His&HerStories; Indigenous Children’s Boarding School & Related Experiences” @ Brava Theater, SF by San Francisco Independent Arts Festival
Peggy Clem Gooday
Chiricahua Apache Elder, Matriarch, Artivist. 'Haunting Our His&HerStories' Poster Credits 'Butterfly People'
Leeland Micheal Darrow
Special acknowledgements to Leeland Micheal Darrow, Chiricahua Apache Historian & Cultural Expert with whom I have trained for decades, appreciation & gratitude for all your guidance.