SEATTLE: Red Eagle Soaring (RES) has announced the hiring of Madeline Sayet and Tara Moses as co-artistic directors in residence. The two join the company and its alumni group, YTT (Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow) Urban Native Performing Arts, as part of this new nine-month residency.
“RES has long been a critical resource for Native youth to engage in their culture through the rich tradition of storytelling,” said the RES board in a joint statement. “We are excited to embark on this first step to ensuring this medium is accessible to communities throughout the region and connect with new and longtime partners across the nation.”
Madeline Sayet is the executive director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP). For her work as a director, writer, and performer she has been honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, TED Fellow, MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, National Directing Fellow, Drama League Director In Residence, NCAIED Native American 40 Under 40, and a recipient of the White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. She is known throughout the field for her work promoting Indigenous voices and decolonizing systems.
Tara Moses is an award-winning playwright and director, having participated in New York Stage and Film’s inaugural NYSAF NEXUS project. She is a Playwright in Residence at Alter Theatre, a commissioned playwright for the New Now Commission with Lauren Gunderson, and a Cultural Capital Fellow with First Peoples Fund. Additionally she has been a fellow with the Intercultural Leadership Institute, a member of DirectorsLabChicago and also the Directors Lab at Lincoln Center. She has served as senior artistic director fellow at Arena Stage. Tara is the producing artistic director of telatúlsa; co-founder and executive producer of #BINGE; co-founder of Groundwater Arts; associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society; and Dramatists Guild member, with a B.A. in theatre from the University of Tulsa.
Since 1991, Red Eagle Soaring has empowered urban Native/First Nations/Indigenous youth and young adults in the Pacific Northwest through traditional and contemporary performing arts.
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