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Spiderwoman Theater

Published Plays
Panelists
Lectures
Interviews and Statements
Criticism
Reviews

Published Playes
  • "Winnetou's Snake-Oil Show from Wigwam City." Playwrights of Color. Ed. Meg Swanson with Robin Murray. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press, 1999. 69-105.
  • "Power Pipes." Seventh Generation: An Anthology of Native American Plays. Ed. Mimi Gisolfi D'Aponte. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1999. 149-200.
  • "Sun, Moon, and Feather." Contemporary Plays by Women of Color: An Anthology. Ed. Kathy A. Perkins and Roberto Uno. London: Routledge, 1996. 299-309.
  • "Winnetou's Snake-Oil Show from Wigwam City." Canadian Theatre Review 68 (1991): 54-63.
  • "Reverb-ber-ber-ations." Women and Performance 5.2 (1992): 184-212.
Panelists
  • "Pioneer and First Generation Women Playwrights." In International Women Playwrights: Voices of Identity and Transformation. Proceedings of the First International Women Playwrights Conference, October 18-23, 1988. Ed. Anna Kay France and P. J. Corso. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1993. Pp. 15-25.
  • "Myth, Legend and Ritual in Plays by Women." In International Women Playwrights: Voices of Identity and Transformation. Proceedings of the First International Women Playwrights Conference, October 18-23, 1988. Ed. Anna Kay France and P. J. Corso. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1993. Pp. 104-20.
  • "Issues of Race and Class." In International Women Playwrights: Voices of Identity and Transformation. Proceedings of the First International Women Playwrights Conference, October 18-23, 1988. Ed. Anna Kay France and P. J. Corso. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1993. Pp. 172-88.

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Lectures
  • Gloria Miguel. "Plastic Shamans: New Age Feminism." Lecture, University of Illinois, October 2, 1996. Audiotape in NAWPA. Gift of Ann Haugo.
  • Spiderwoman Theater. "Storyweaving: Storytelling, Oral Tradition, and Collecctive Creation." Lecture, University of Illinois, October 2, 1996. Audiotape. Gift of Ann Haugo to NAWPA.
  • Interviews and Statements Mayo, Lisa, Gloria Miguel, and Muriel Miguel. "Spiderwoman Theater and the Tapestry of Story." Conducted by Larry Abbott. Canadian Journal of Native Studies 16, no. 1 (1996): 165-180. Online: http://www.brandonu.ca/Library/CJNS/16.1/abbott.pdf.
  • Muriel Miguel and Charlotte Canning. 26 April 1990. Seattle, Washington, Group Theater owned apartment. (Used over several pages in Charlotte Canning, Feminist Theaters in the U.S.A.: Staging Women's Experience, London: Routledge, 1996.)
  • "Spiderwoman Theater." Contemporary Plays by Women of Color: An Anthology. Ed. Kathy A. Perkins and Roberto Uno. London: Routledge, 1996. 297-98.
  • Mayo, Lisa. "Secrets: A Conversation with Lisa Mayo of Spiderwoman Theater." Conducted by Judy Burns and Jerri Hurlbutt. Women and Performance 5.2 (1992): 166-83.
  • Mayo, Lisa. Interview with Ann Haugo. Native Playwrights' Newsletter 7 (1995): 86-91 and 8 (1995): 45-57.
Interviews and Statements
  • Mayo, Lisa, Gloria Miguel, and Muriel Miguel. "Spiderwoman Theater and the Tapestry of Story." Conducted by Larry Abbott. Canadian Journal of Native Studies 16, no. 1 (1996): 165-180. Online: http://www.brandonu.ca/Library/CJNS/16.1/abbott.pdf.
  • Muriel Miguel and Charlotte Canning. 26 April 1990. Seattle, Washington, Group Theater owned apartment. (Used over several pages in Charlotte Canning, Feminist Theaters in the U.S.A.: Staging Women's Experience London: Routledge, 1996.)
  • "Spiderwoman Theater." Contemporary Plays by Women of Color: An Anthology. Ed. Kathy A. Perkins and Roberto Uno. London: Routledge, 1996. 297-98.
  • Mayo, Lisa. "Secrets: A Conversation with Lisa Mayo of Spiderwoman Theater." Conducted by Judy Burns and Jerri Hurlbutt. Women and Performance 5.2 (1992): 166-83.
  • Mayo, Lisa. Interview with Ann Haugo. Native Playwrights' Newsletter 7 (1995): 86-91 and 8 (1995): 45-57.

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Criticism
  • Acting Out: Feminist Performances. Ed. Lynda Hart and Peggy Phelan. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1993.
  • Canning, Charlotte. Feminist Theaters in the U.S.A.: Staging Women's Experience. London: Routledge, 1996. Significant treatment of ST; see esp. pp. 93-99.
  • Canning, Charlotte. Review of Acting Out: Feminist Performances, edited by Lynda Hart and Peggy Phelan. TDR 39.4 (1995): 200-201.
  • Case, Sue-Ellen. Feminism and Theatre. New York: Methuen, 1988.
  • Cody, Gabrielle. "Ngarnna Taikunrra in the Land of the Dreamtime. The 3rd International Women Playwrights Conference, 3-10 July 1994, Adelaide, Australia." TDR 39.1 (1995): 62-74. See pp. 66-67.
  • Contemporary Plays by Women of Color. Ed. Kathy A. Perkins and Roberto Uno. New York: Routledge, 1996.
  • Crimmins, Sandy. "Spiderwoman Theater: A Stage Manager's Notes." American Writing: A Magazine no. 13 (1996): 43-50. Crimmins worked with Spiderwoman Theater in their early years and then again in the mid-1990s.
  • Diner, Robyn. "Not-so-Exotic Indians: Irony, Identity and Memory in Spiderwoman's Spectacles." Thirdspace 1, no. 2 (2002). Accessed March 18, 2005. http://www.thirdspace.ca/articles/diner.htm.
  • Dolan, Jill. The Feminist Spectator as Critic. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1988.
  • Gould, Charlene Jeanette Burton. "Feminist Theatre for Working-Class Audiences in the United States." Dissertation, University of Kansas, 1995.
  • Hayes, Jacqueline Genevieve. "Representations of Utopia: The Politics of Women's Group Theatres, 1969-1992." Dissertation, New York University, 1994.
  • Martin, Kallen. "Spiderwoman Theatre." Akwesasne Notes ns. 1, no. 3-4 (1995): 133-36.
  • Parnes, Uzi. "Pop Performance, Four Seminal Influences: The Work of Jack Smith, Tom Murrin--The Alien Comic, Ethyl Eichelberger, and the Split Britches Company (New York)." Dissertation, New York University, 1988.
  • Schneider, Rebecca. "See the Big Show: Spiderwoman Theater Doubling Back." In Acting Out: Feminist Performances. Eds. Lynda Hart and Peggy Phelan. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993, pp. 227-55.
  • Wolper, Andrea. "Women And Theatre: The Companies They Keep." Back Stage 26 April-2 May, 1996: 24-28.
  • "Women's Theatre Companies." Back Stage 26 April-2 May, 1996: 29-30.
  • Young, Katherine L. "Disruptive Laughter: Spiderwoman Theater and the Power of Humor." M.A. report, University of Texas at Austin, 2005.
Reviews
  • Grilikes, Alexandra. "Spiderwoman's Changing Face: A Performance Review." American Writing: A Magazine no. 13 (1996): 51-53. Reprinted from After Dark (Philadelphia) Nov. 25, 1992.
  • Clark, Laurie Beth. Review of Power Pipes, by Spiderwoman Theater. High Performance 57 (1992): 56.
  • Dolan, Jill. Review of Winnetou's Snake-Oil Show from Wigwam City, by Spiderwoman Theater. Theatre Journal 42 (1990): 364-65.
  • Solomon, Alisa. "Tangled Web." Village Voice 19 March 1985. [Cited in Canning]
  • Nicholls, Jill. Review of Spider Woman Theater Company. Spare Rib, n.d. [Cited in Canning]
  • Kotschenreuther, Hellmut, "Lysistratissima!" Tagesspiegel 31 October 1982. [Cited in Canning]
  • Neff, Renreu. "Spiderwoman Theater." Other Stages 5 (May 1983): ? [Cited in Canning]
  • Scott, Adrienne, and Sophia Mirviss. "The Incredible Spiderwoman." Womannews April 1980: ? [Cited in Canning]
  • Outlaw, Marpessa Dawn. "Cameos. Power Pipes." [?] Village Voice 3 Nov. 1992: 114.

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