About the Grant

$36,000 to support Soulographie (MAP 2011), a series of 17 plays written by Erik Ehn.

About the Project

Soulographie is a series of 17 plays written by Erik Ehn, documenting a spiritual history of the United States from the point of view of its genocides.

The points of focus are East Africa (Rwanda/Uganda), Central America (Guatemala/El Salvador), and Tulsa (the Race Riot of ‘21, as emblem of genocidal ideology exercised domestically). The plays are developed through 2010-11 by independent companies and artists: 16 directors, 10 cities. In Fall 2012, local productions converge at La Mama for a two-week immersive encounter in New York, New York, which will include public performances, discussions, shared meals, story circles, and testimony.


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