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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Imaginists theater adapts Greg Sarris stories for the stage

The Imaginists drama troupe will present their world premiere stage adaptation of Greg Sarris’ story cycle “How a Mountain Was Made,” May 16 through June 9 at their theater in Santa Rosa’s A Street neighborhood. The stories are adapted from Southern Pomo and Coast Miwok creation tales by Sarris, published author, Sonoma State University professor and Graton Rancheria Tribal Chairman. “In our adaptation, the audience joins the actors as we go in search of the stories,” said says Imaginists Artistic… Read More »

Greg Sarris to speak at Santa Rosa Junior College

Greg Sarris, author and current chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, will speak at  2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Santa Rosa Junior College. Sarris’ appearance will be part of the college’s observance of November as Native American Heritage month. He’ll talk about his 1998 novel, “Watermelon Nights.” A native of Santa Rosa, Sarris holds the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Endowed Chair in Native American Studies within the School of Arts and Humanities at Sonoma… Read More »