On Friday August 13th, to a crowd of friends, family, and supporters, Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre’s summer S.I.YA.P. (Seattle Indian Youth Arts and Performance) performed ‘Raven: A Salish Interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
The play, in part created by the youth during their two-week long intense summer session, was a true work of art. The youth did a fabulous job, embracing the characters (claws, teeth, donkey ears and all) – and added great humor for us to enjoy. With the back drop of the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, the performance, which was both inside the center and out on the lawn, was spectacular. The group ended with a song for their Red Eagle Soaring mentors, Fern and Martha, which brought tears to the eyes of many. Thank you for your moving performance!
S.I.Y.A.P. is possible thanks to the generous support of the City of Seattle Department of Human Services, the Quinault Nation, the Squaxin Island Tribe, Northwest Children’s Fund, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, The Lucky Seven Foundation, The Seattle Foundation, and 4Culture, as well as the many donors and volunteers.