Learning Goal: I’m working on a theater writing question and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.

Please respond to these two plays by Cherokee playwrights Mary Kathryn Nagle and Vicky Lynn Mooney

1. Summarize the two plays. What are the plots, and the characters.

2. How does the playwright utilize Indigenous dramaturgical structures, such as a) storyweaving; d) timelessness in the play structure; c) reifying or utilizing the Peoplehood matrix; and d) ceremonial performativity?

3. What are your thoughts on the plays? What would you share with someone who hasn’t read/seen them? How would you describe them?