EPIC: a Popol Vuh Play dedicated to Daniel Maya
Online premier of EPIC, a creative and vibrant play from South Omaha, with panel discussion
EPIC blends ancient Mayan stories with the lives of young artists in South Omaha in a creative way using shadow puppets, live and recorded music, and a diverse cast drawn from the community. The stories and characters are compiled from story circles held in South Omaha communities and reimagined into a play (commissioned and presented by Great Plains Theater Commons, written by Ellen Struve, directed by Michael John Garcés).
In its online premier, Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim will screen a recording of the play after we hear from several people involved in its creation.
Following three young artists tasked with creating a new mural, the play explores themes of family, immigration and art pulled from the experience of community members in South Omaha and from the sacred Mayan text, the Popul Vuh.
This will be a festive event celebrating the rich art and culture of the South Omaha community.
Tickets are free, but donations are welcome and all proceeds will go to the family of Daniel Maya. Daniel Maya was killed by the state of Guatemala for his activism in defense of Mother Earth and was declared a Maya Hero by the Q’anjob’al Maya Nation
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