Standoff At Hwy#37

When a Native-American land-claim protest in upstate New York gets out of hand, Private
Thomas Lee Doxdater, a Tuscarora member of the National Guard, turns his gun on his mentor
and commanding officer. Now a fugitive from the government and a liability to his own people,
Doxdater must decide whether to make a run to the border or face his actions and take a stand
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Standoff At Hwy#37

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  • Ellen Koivisto:
    17 Dec. 2018
    Native lands are still being gobbled up by corporations and colonial invaders throughout the Americas, the treaties signed usually meaning less than nothing if some oligarch thinks he can get rich from stealing the land. You'd know about this in the Brazilian rainforest from the news, but it happens all the time in the U.S. too. This play, about a highway bypass land theft protest and the choices the people on the front lines make is informative, important, and often very funny. Read it!

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Native Voices at the Autry and Missoula Reperatory Theatre - Missoula Writers Colony
    ,
    2013
  • Reading
    ,
    Native Voices at the Autry - First Look Series
    ,
    2013
  • Workshop
    ,
    Native Voices at the Autry and La Jolla Playhouse - Playwrights Retreat and New Play Festival
    ,
    2013
  • Reading
    ,
    Amerinda
    ,
    2012
  • Reading
    ,
    Classical Theatre of Harlem (Playwrights Playground)
    ,
    2012
  • Commission
    ,
    Ohio Northern University
    ,
    2011

Production History

  • University
    ,
    University of South Dakota
    ,
    2015
  • Professional
    ,
    Native Voices at the Autry
    ,
    2014