Arts + Culture,

The Carlisle Project

May 10, 2023 - May 10, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helen Wayne Rauh Rehearsal Hall, Third Floor, O'Reilly Theater
621 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Authored by the Public’s 2022-2023 Playwrights-in-Residence, The Carlisle Project unravels the complicated legacy and trauma of Indian boarding schools in an expressive song cycle. The project uses song, satire and ceremony to tell the harrowing history of Carlisle Indian School and the brutal assimilation enforced under its motto “Kill the Indian, Save the Man.” In this musical song cycle, Indigenous descendants separated by time, place, and experience grapple with the generational trauma and erasure that Carlisle caused, and explore what it means to be Native American now.

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