I went to the New York City premiere of winter in the blood a feature film by Alex and Andrew Smith starring Chaske Spencer and Julia Jones. It was screen at the national Museum of the American Indian and they had a panel after where the actors and Alex spoke. I really enjoyed the film--
It was an afternoon in March when I received an email from a casting director of The Public Theater with a subject line that read: "Offer for the role of Jane/Le-le-wa'you".
That's an actor's dream come true (or mine, anyways) -- to A) just get offered a role without having to audition for it and B) that it was for a place like The Public Theater. At this point in my career, even though I've only been working in New York for a few years, I'm already getting to the point where a good chunk of my theatre roles have been right out offered to me and I haven't had to audition for them. The Public Theater is also on my "bucket list" of theatres to work at so that was huge for me. It's the most prestigious Off Broadway theatre in New York and to get cast in a production at the Public was a huge accomplishment especially this early in my career.
I did an interview with Yvonne Dennis of Native Hoop Magazine. She told me the owner James Morales is a big fan of mine and has wanted to have me in the magazine for a long time so Yvonne came to a performance 'Miss Lead' and we chatted after. I am honoured to be part of this magazine! You can read the full interview here on pages 2, 6 & 7.
More West Village findings. These are from earlier this summer.
Juicy displayed these West Village-style headdresses. I have yet to see anyone walking the streets with one of these. My guess is Juicy Couture did not have these for sale. Which makes me wonder, why are they on the mannequins then?
Blush is a clothing store that sometimes has cool stuff. Unfortunately I bought my Dead Kennedys dress there a season before I saw this shirt.
LTJ Arthur is a children’s clothing store. It’s like they were all competing with each other to keep up with the Native Appropriation trend—they are between one or two blocks of each other.