Native Birds of North America (BDA_US06)

The United States prides itself on being a melting pot of cultures, ethnicities and traditions. However, only in the last century has our national theatre identity has begun to adequately reflect the rich artistic diversity of the population. One particular group enjoying increased attention is Native American Theatre. Modern Native writers use western theatre models and a sharp Native wit (remarkable given the often desperate conditions of Native cultural identity and heritage) to define their perspective of being "American."  I chose to look at a classical Greek play through this visual lens to represent this growing branch of the modern American theatre tree. Also, each culture has a tendency to explore human folly through avian anthropomorphosis.  
Emily Gill, USA
University of Georgia