New Rep’s Virtual Interactive Play Focuses on Indigenous History

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“Moving Play” Playwright, Mwalim Morgan J. Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag), and Director Jaime Carrillo (Aymara).

“Moving Play” Playwright, Mwalim Morgan J. Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag), and Director Jaime Carrillo (Aymara).

The following announcement was provided by New Rep Theatre:

On March 18, New Repertory Theatre, the Pigsgusset Initiative, and the Watertown Free Public Library invite you to a dynamic community conversation about local Indigenous history and the role of Indigenous culture keepers in challenging narratives that attempt to erase them.

In May 2021, New Repertory Theatre will premiere their second Moving Play, centering on local Indigenous history. This virtual, interactive event affords members of the community an opportunity to speak with the Moving Play Playwright, Mwalim Morgan J. Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag), and Director, Jaime Carrillo (Aymara).

Dr. Mishy Lesser, of the Upstander Project and the Pigsgusset Initiative, will moderate this inspired dialogue, which includes participation from the audience. The Pigsgusset Initiative is a working group of Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice, and the Environment.

“We are fortunate to have this unique opportunity to speak with Mwalim and Jaime prior to the opening of the New Rep’s play,” says Dr. Lesser. “Watertown community members will have the chance to learn more about local Indigenous history, how it has been erased, and what we as neighbors need to unlearn to better understand the people who have called this place home for thousands of years.”

Join the conversation on Thursday, 3/18 at 6:30 PM. Sign up on the Library’s website:

watertownlib.org/culturekeepers

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