Empathy Theatre Project Presents, “We’re Still Here” Nov. 24 – Dec. 3

Empathy Theatre Project is premiering their latest project on Friday, November 24th. “We’re Still Here” is a musical about two young leaders in a rural town struggling with a proposed copper mine on a reservation. The struggle pits pits reservation preservation against the economic survival of the town. The story is very loosely based on real events happening on the Apache reservation on Oak Flat, Arizona. A topic which Cordelia Zars, Founder and Executive Director for Empathy Theatre Project, reported on extensively, and now has chosen to bring a version of this story to the stage, just in time for Indigenous Heritage Day. KGNU’s Veronica Straight-Lingo had a chance to speak with Cordelia Zars, who also serves as  Co-playwright and Music Director of “We’re Still Here,” about the project.

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    Empathy Theatre Project Presents, “We’re Still Here” Nov. 24 – Dec. 3 Veronica Straight-Lingo

KGNU’s Elena Klaver also spoke with Cordelia Zars, as well as Amanda Fresquez, an Apache Actor and Performance Artist, about her work on this project.

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    Empathy Theatre Project Presents, “We’re Still Here” Nov. 24 – Dec. 3 Veronica Straight-Lingo

 

 

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