Collection Title: American Indian Community House collection
Title: Indian Summer 2006
Alternate Title: Dawn Dumont
Date: 2006 May 5
Location: Performed as part of Indian Summer 2006 in The Circle at AICH, New York City, on May 5, 2006.
Work Type: Performance., Native performance., Indigenous performance.
Credits:
American Indian Community House, producer ; Dawn Dumont, creator ; Rosemary Richmond, executive director ; Karen Oughtred, production manager ; Jim Cyrus & Jesse Cooday, Performing Arts Dept. ; Federico Restrepo, light designer ; Carla Bosnjak, light technician ; Joseph Jeffers, sound technician ; Robert Fisher, videographer ; Jesse Primeau, videographer.
Cast/Performers:
Dawn Dumont.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:19:08
Language: English
Synopsis: Comedian and actress Dawn Dumont has performed at comedy clubs across North America including the New York's Comic Strip, New York Comedy Club and the Improv. She began her comedy career in Canada on stages such as Yuk Yuks and the Laugh Resort. Dawn is also a comedy writer and has written for the stage, radio, film and television; her work has been featured on APTN's Buffalo Tracks and CBC Radio. Dumont's comedy style has been described as a coy smile covering a killer wit. Dawn is a Plains Cree born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada; her reserve, the Okanese First Nation, is quite possibly the smallest reservation in the world. This is her first time performing at the American Indian Community House (www.aich.org). She tells 'anecdotes' from her home reservation in Saskatchewan and her recent move to New York, joking about common problems Native people face in the city, such as being mistaken for other races. Dawn Dumont's humor is representative of the way in which Native people utilize humor as a coping mechanism and a tool for political commentary.
"Materials of the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library are protected by copyright. They may not be copied, downloaded, or reproduced. The owner of this work has granted NYU Libraries non-exclusive rights to include this material in the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library and to make it accessible to the public for educational and research purposes. Requests to purchase or for permission to use the work should be directed to the owner."
Copyright Holder: American Indian Community House (AICH)
Contact: Rosemary Richmond, (Executive Director)
Address:
Rosemary Richmond, (Executive Director)
11 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10004-1303
U.S.A.
Phone(Business): +1-212-598-0100
Phone(Fax): +1-212-598-4909
Website: http://www.aich.org/