LEWIS & CLARK- 2010
Loosely based on the Native American vision quest and overlooked relevance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Exploring the ambition of shaping a new nation from many cultures, the musical highlights key discoveries of the slave, York, the guide, Sacagewea and the Native American communities who made their achievements possible.
One of the musical's workshops is documented in a documentary film brought together multi-cultural artists and communities filling theaters in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. As an Outreach Program, it spawned residencies, workshops and presentation with diverse partners, educational institutions and Museums.
To continue to engage audiences from regional to Broadway. Foster new relationships with multicultural and scholastic audiences throughout the United States.
The Lewis & Clark musical by Arthur Kopit (Tony Award winner and Pulitzer finalist), and the late composer/lyricist, Donald Siegal immortalize the Lewis & Clark encounters with Native Americans.
This ground-breaking musical and documentary celebrates cultural diversity through the voice and music of artists from Native American and Theater communities sharing their experience of this engaging, evocative production.
Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Billy Ray Valentine
Musical Score by Alan Segal
Based on a book by Arthur Kopit