Mary Kathryn Nagle’s (Cherokee) play “Sovereignty” opened two weeks ago at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. The play revolves around a contemporary jurisdictional dispute as an overlay to Cherokee removal in the 1830s. Nagle is also preparing for the world premiere of her play, “Manahatta,” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival next month. In addition to earning accolades as a playwright, Nagle is an accomplished lawyer specializing tribal self-determination, civil rights and violence against women. Her plays often overlap her legal expertise. We’ll hear from Nagle about what drives her passions for law and the stage.
Break Music: Elders Land Ballad (song) Paula Nelson (artist) C.H.A.N.T. Cherokee Hope And New Traditions (album)