A VISIT WITH ED EDMO
The first play I ever wrote won first place in 1984 at the One Act Play Play Festival at the Interstate
Firehouse Theater. In 1990, I wrote a second play, Raintree: The Play; it won
a stage reading at the same theater.
In 1986, I narrated “Children of the Raven” for the Eugene Ballet
Co. I did two tours through the southwest, Montana,
and Idaho, and in 1995 I did a world tour with “Children
of the Raven.” I also did “Through Coyote’s Eyes: A Visit with
Ed Edmo in Sri Lanka, India,
Jordan and Syria.
In 1994, I developed “Grandma Choke Cherry” at the Fishtrap Writing Workshop. While touring “Through Coyote’s Eyes: A Visit with Ed Edmo” on the reservations, someone
told me, “Why don’t you play an Indian woman?” I was on tour
with “Children of the Raven” in Montana, riding
down those long straight roads and I wrote lines of monologue.
In 1995, I adapted the Klickitat legend, “The Bridge of the Gods” for the Tears of Joy
Puppet Theatre in Vancouver, Washington,
with a National Endowment for the Arts grant. “Bridge” played to
many welcoming school audiences.
I was contacted by the Environmental Services, City of Portland,
to do a river show and wrote “Coyote Cleans the River,” performing with Isaac Trimble, an accomplished young flute
player. We played at community festivals around Portland with a small grant from the city.
In 1998, I did a revision of “Grandma Choke Cherry” for the People’s Center in
Pablo, Montana, called “Grandma Remembers,” especially written about boarding school experiences.
The year 2007 found me back at Fishtrap to do a “Children’s Writers and Storytelling” workshop. On September 22, I played “Grandma” for the Fishtrap community and local
In 2013, I did a role in the TV show, "Portlandia"!