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February 1, 2021 At 6:04 PM

The Washington Center Receives grant support as co-comissioner for welcome to Indian country

(Olympia, WA) — The Washington Center is working in partnership with Indigenous Performance Productions to provide technical theater support and regional partnership on the creation of Welcome to Indian Country, which will be in residence May 24-27, 2021. Indigenous Performance Productions is led by Olympia-based Andre Bouchard (Kootenai/Ojibwe) who has 21 years of experience as a performing arts leader. Jill Barnes, Washington Center Executive Director, says, “We’re really excited to partner together as co-commissioners on this project and to have such diverse artistry and unique voices in residence in our community and in our theatrical space.” Welcome to Indian Country is an evening-length performance celebrating Native peoples and culture through original music, historic music, and spoken word/storytelling. The work moves seamlessly offering seven songs for the people today, seven for the artists’ ancestors, and seven stories (seven is an auspicious number in many tribes). The storytelling and music will both exemplify the…

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