Sara Edlin-Marlowe moved to spokane in 1992 after a five year stint in Grand Forks, N.D. Inspired by William Borden's opera, Sakakawea: A Woman of Many Names, she went on to create her dramatic interpretation of Sacagawea's life. Sara teaches communication courses and theatre at Spokane Falls Community College. Other programs include A Conversation with Georgia O'Keeffe and The Six Women of the Hawaiian Monarchy. Her Emily Carr presentation is still a work in progress. Sara recently did a Prime Time Family Storytelling workshop through Humanities Washington and is currently directing a play at SFCC.
Although she painted almost a century ago, Emily Carr has come to our attention as the artist who captured images of Canadian tribes when the Europeans were destroying their village totems and artifacts. She was also a prolific writer producing journals, her autobiography and several volumes of short stories. Needs: A laptop with projection screen, the speaker may be able to bring if not available.
A dramatic presentation compiled from journal entries, historical accounts and monologues from William Borden’s opera, Sakakawea (University of North Dakota). After the dramatization, Edlin-Marlowe explains the facts and fictions surrounding Sacagawea’s life and her “real” role on the journey with Lewis and Clark. She includes stories surrounding her name, her life after the journey, and the debate over her death. Needs: overhead projector or slide projector with carousel, a sturdy black music stand, and a room capable of being darkened.