Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots: Two Plays available in Paperback
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- Canadian Scholars Press
Newly released as a Women's Press Classic, this play artfully weaves together past and present, North and South America, history, documentary, and myth. Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots is a satire of colonization that celebrates Native women as creators and healers. It has become a classic in Canadian theatre since it was first published in 1991 and is now widely studied at universities and colleges across North America and around the world.The remarkable radio play Birdwoman and the Suffragettes: A Story of Sacajawea, first produced or CBC Radio Drama's Vanishing Point: Adventure Stories for Big Girls, is also included.
|Publisher:||Canadian Scholars Press|
|Edition description:||1st ed|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Monique Mojica is a Kuna-Rappahannock half-breed, a woman word-warrior, mother, actor, and playwright. Born in New York City, she came to Canada as a founding member of Native Earth Performing Arts and is a former Artistic Director of that company. As a Toronto-based stage, film, and television actor, Monique has performed in numerous acclaimed productions, including creating the role of Marie-Adele Starblanket in The Rez Sisters. She also played the title role in Theatre Passe Muraille's award-winning production of Jessica and was seen as Ariel in Skylight Theatre's production of The Tempest. Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots, Monique's first full-length script, was co-produced by Nightwood Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille and enjoyed a critically acclaimed run at TPM in 1990.