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However, by far the most successful Native or indigenous theater on the continent is coming out of Canada. In the late 1980s Tomson Highway presented The Rez Sisters (1986) and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kampuskasing (1988) to sold-out theaters in Canada’s Broadway in Toronto. Other Canadian playwrights, both men and women, including Drew Hayden Taylor and Monique Mojica, have also met with greater commercial success than their American counterparts. Another interesting arena of Native drama are plays that are written but never published.
Lynn Riggs, a Cherokee from Claremore, Oklahoma, was the first well-known Indian playwright. Whereas his first few plays were mostly about the white settlers in the area and their interaction with Native peoples after the Oklahoma land runs, his 1932 play The Cherokee Night was completely focused on Native themes. In six individual scenes focused on disparate characters, Riggs illustrates the difficulty for the mixed-blood offspring falling upon the trails of the Cherokee diaspora. Characters have failed to meet their expectations and lost their way in the absence of traditional culture (much as Riggs himself did).
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