Native American Script for Young Audiences!
Western Carolina University Theatre in Education, Cullowhee, NC
Imagine America in its unspoiled state - the land of a young Cherokee. Through his eyes we witness the great myths and legends of early Native American life and culture.
Native American History!
Here are the stories of the Underground Panther and the Great Thunderbird. Our hero, Chosen One, must do battle with these traditional foes.
Children in the audience learn authentic American Indian sign language and to speak key words of the authentic Cherokee tongue. The audience participates in a Cherokee tribe session and helps Young Cherokee build the sacred fire.
Traditional Cherokee Myths and Creatures
Crawfish! The Underwater Panther! Chosen One Speaks to the Sun.
"Young Cherokee was superb and tied in very well with what the students were learning about Native American legends and folklore."
Carborro Schools, NC
"The audience learns about Cherokee myths and legends."
ArtReach's Young Cherokee - Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre, Baker City, OR
"Just from the script I've learned that the Cherokee really respect and kind of worship the sun and Mother Nature." Berry has many speaking parts throughout the play, including some in traditional Cherokee language. For those lines, she also had to learn the Cherokee style of speaking.
Baker City Herald, OR
Theatre for Children
ArtReach Touring Theatre, Cincinnati
Producers, this one act play was developed for a professional tour. It is very easy to book and tour, simple masks and props give it stunning style. Schools, Principals, Teachers, love the educational tie-ins to History, Native American History, American Indian History and Culture.
"Young Cherokee was dramatically presented in a style that is refreshing and exciting."
The Hemmens, Chicago, IL
for School Tours or Mainstage Theatres
Angelina College, Children's Theatre Mainstage Production
"Students of history will find that performances will bring them a deeper understanding of Native American culture.
Hal Paltrow, Renaissance Center, Ashland, NC
Young Cherokee has a Companion Play!
Trail of Tears may be performed with Young Cherokee to make a two hour production with intermission. Both plays have independent stories however, and may be performed alone.
you for a well told timely tale of Native American history."
College Hill Fundamental School, Cincinnati
Cherokee - An unforgettable theatre experience
Cherokee was very well received. I worked with a full-blooded
was much impressed with the production."
Deb Wall, Education Director, Salina Community Theatre
Cherokee was the best by far of any I've seen in children's
theater! Thank you for a well told timely tale of Native
College Hill Fundamental School, Cincinnati, OH
principal remarked that he had never seen the kids so attentive as
they were for Young Cherokee."
Harlan Co Performing Arts Center, Cumberland, KY
WCU Play Production, Community Awareness Program - Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Young Cherokee: WCU established a partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to work towards cultural and environmental literacy. Cherokee artists and scholars worked together to creative an extraordinary cultural experience.
music teacher found the musical background CD great and lent itself
to many musical theories in the classroom."
Conneaut Community Arts Center, PA