Entrevista a Darrell Dennis (2007)

Entrevista a Darrell Dennis (2007) HIDVL

In December of 2007, as part of its Native Theater Festival, the Public Theater brought Native theater professionals from around the U.S. and Canada to New York City for a series of readings and discussions. The five-day festival included play readings, post-performance discussions, concerts, roundtables, and the performance of Darrell Dennis' 'Tales of and Urban Indian.' This video documents an interview with Darrell Dennis, conducted by Elizabeth Richards as a part of a supplementary Native Theater Festival interview series.


Darrell is a first nations writer from the Shuswap Nation in the interior of British Columbia. Darrell is a produced playwright and an award-winning writer for television. His script 'Moccasin Flats' was accepted into the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. The short film was later transformed into a television series which Darrell also wrote for. As an actor, Darrell is best known for his roles in such television series as 'Northwood' and 'The Rez.' His feature film credits include: 'Leaving Normal,''Shania: A Life in Eight Albums,' and 'Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis.' Darrell is a two time Dora Award nominee for his one man show 'Tales of an Urban Indian.' He is also an alumnus of the Second City National Touring Company. His playwriting credits include 'Trickster of Third Avenue East' and 'Tales of An Urban Indian,' published by Canada Playwrights Press.

Elizabeth Theobald Richards is an experienced arts administrator, strategic planner, theater artist and Native arts advocate. An enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, she is the first Native American to serve as a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation. She was Director of the Public Programs for the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Connecticut, the largest tribal museum and library in the U.S. She oversaw the planning, development and implementation of all interpretive, educational and artistic programs presented to the public. For the past twelve years she has also worked as a playwright and director, developing scripts by Native American writers and has successfully brokered artistic connections between Native artists, mainstream organizations and other ethnic/racial groups.


Additional Info

  • Título: Entrevista a Darrell Dennis
  • Fecha de presentación: 7 Dic 2007
  • Location: The Public Theater, New York, New York.
  • Entrevistado/a: Darrell Dennis
  • Entrevistador/a: Elizabeth Richards
  • Duración: 00:12:26
  • Idioma: inglés