The stage design for And So We Walked incorporates the first two rows of seating on stage in a way that echos the seating at a traditional Cherokee Council House. This seating is not currently available online, but can be purchased for $10 by calling the Triad Stage Box Office at (336) 272-0160.
“I felt like DeLanna was telling her story directly to me.”
Triad Stage and Hanesbrands Theatre hosted a world premiere Saturday night in downtown Winston-Salem. The result of four years of work, research and experiences, the one-woman story “And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey along the Trail of Tears” gave voice to a contemporary vision of the Cherokee people’s journey. Written and performed by DeLanna Studi, born and raised by a full-blooded Cherokee father and a white mother in Oklahoma, the story telling chiefly remains in modern times.
When actor/playwright DeLanna Studi steps onto the Hanesbrands Theatre stage with Triad Stage’s “And So We Walked,” she’ll not only be premiering her own work after four years of development and readings. She’ll also be telling a contemporary story about a culture that dates back 40,000 years.