Collection Title: American Indian Community House collection
Title: Hot 'n' soft
Alternate Title: Hot and soft
Alternate Title: Muriel Miguel (Spiderwoman Theater)
Alternate Title: Spider Woman Theater
Date: 1992 Mar. 6
Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City, on Mar. 6, 1992.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Storytelling., One-person shows (Performing arts)., Lesbian erotica., Indigenous performance.
American Indian Community House, producer ; Muriel Miguel, director, writer ; Deborah Ratell, stage manager.
Muriel Miguel.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 01:12:39
Language: English
Synopsis: Hot N Soft is a lesbian erotica/ trickster story created by Muriel Miguel (Kuna-Rappahannock), a founding member of Spiderwoman Theater, the longest running Native women's theater troupe. After encountering only male trickster stories, Miguel decided to build a piece around a female lesbian coyote trickster (the Coyote often plays the role of trickster and is usually male). Adding erotica to the mix, Miguel bases her tale on taboos not normally spoken of in the Native lesbian community, hair, two-timing, being uncomfortable, and getting older. Spiderwoman Theater is the longest continuous running Native female performance group. Comprised of three Kuna/ Rappahannock sisters from Brooklyn, New York, Lisa Mayo, Gloria Miguel, and Muriel Miguel, the group has travel all over the world giving performance, lectures, and workshops. Named after the weaver in the Hopi creation story the sisters storyweave their message in a variety of formats including poetry, dance, theater, and song.The American Indian Community House (AICH) is an urban Indian center that services the needs of the Native people living in New York City and welcomes Native visitors to the city. AICH was founded in 1969 and has become a de facto neighborhood serving as a meeting place for the diverse Native community of the New York City area. The Community House offers a variety of services ranging from substance abuse and HIV counseling, to career assistance. It is also home to the only Indian owned and operated art gallery in New York City. The AICHs Performing Arts Department has become an important resource for Native visual and performance artists. Through its programming, performance has become an important educational vehicle, both for the Native and non-Native NY community. The Badger's Corner, initiated in the 1980s, is an education-via-entertainment vehicle for the AICHs visual and performing arts department programs.Taking its name from the Pueblo legend of the four-legged creature who led the Pueblo people out of the underworld after the great flood, the intent of its programming is to inform and challenge people to rethink their concept(s) of Native American people and customs. All performances at AICH are presented under the auspices of the Badgers Corner. Indian Summer is an annual event at AICH and an occasion for artists to present their latest works to the community and the general public. All performers, whether new to the field or veteran practitioners, are encouraged to present their work.
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