Comedy, Culture, Education and Performative Arts in "The New Adventures of Super Indian"


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The New Adventures of Super Indian is an exciting, thrilling, and brand new three-episode, approximately one-hour each, audio play premiering on April 14th, 21st, and 28th, 2021 as part of the Native Voices at the Autry program at Autry Museum of the American West. Based on Starr’s popular graphic novels, Super Indian, The New Adventures of Super Indian tells the comedic exploits of Super Indian and the residents of the fictional Leaning Oak Tribe Reservation. Hubert Logan, an ordinary reservation boy turned superhero faces off against three of his biggest foes—Wampum Baggs, the ringleader of the Circle of Evil; Blud Kwan’Tum, a cursed vampire determined to become a full-blooded Indian by any means necessary; and Karlie Keane, a scheming social media diva. With over 95 characters performed by a handful of Indigenous actors and actress in this three episodic audio play, The New Adventures of Super Indian is the newest artistic creation by Indigenous artist, musician, actor, and playwright, and a renowned comic book writer and artist: Arigon Starr. Also, the production marks the first time ever that Native Voices has premiered a play via audio episodes. Turn in for this one-hour special in discussing a range of topics including Indigenous performative arts, comedy, education, cultural appropriation, Native American presentations, colonialism, plus more, and how they all relate to The New Adventures of Super Indian. Guests: Arigon Starr (Kickapoo Nation) is an award-winning musician, actor, and playwright, and a renowned comic book writer and artist. Her work with Native Voices at the Autry includes her comedy musical The Red Road and the radio comedy Super Indian. A former Tulsa Artist Fellow, she created the romantic comedy Round Dance for the Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company in 2018 during her fellowship. A member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity, she is based in Los Angeles, California. Delanna Studi (Cherokee Nation), has more than 25 years of experience as a performer, storyteller, educator, facilitator, advocate, and activist. Her theatre credits include the first national Broadway tour of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play August: Osage County; Off-Broadway’s Gloria: A Life, Daryl Roth Theatre; Informed Consent, the Duke on 42nd Street Theater; and regional theatres (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Cornerstone, and Indiana Repertory Theatre). Studi has been in more than eighteen world premieres, including fourteen Native productions. In film and television, Studi can be seen in the Peabody Award–winning Edge of America; Hallmark’s Dreamkeeper; Goliath; Shameless; and General Hospital. Since 2007 she has served as chair of the SAG-AFTRA National Native Americans Committee. Copy and paste: for registering to stream The New Adventures of Super Indian.

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