Portrait of My People

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Through personal stories and family photographs, Erin Kelley, a enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and a direct descendant of noted Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, shares her experiences of growing up in a Native American/multi-racial family.  PORTRAIT OF MY PEOPLE explores modern identity and offers a fresh perspective of multiculturalism and Shawnee and Cherokee history which engages students and adults alike. A talk back follows each performance.

PORTRAIT received a Kevin Kline Award nomination for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences and has been presented at leading cultural and historical sites such as Cahokia Mounds and the MIssouri History Museum. 

Portrait of My People

Avalon Theatre Company   POB 39407  St. Louis, MO 63139-8407    (314) 351-6482   ATC@avalontheatre.org 

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"...a sincere look at a life marked by its Native American component. She's (Erin Kelley) both passionate and charming, and so sincere, that being able to share in her childhood and knowledge makes the listener feel like the recipient of a gift."

Joe Pollack, St. Louis Theatre Critic

Erin Kelley

Actor and Playwright


"I have Native American heritage on both sides of my family.  Your performance has made me feel more proud than I have ever felt in my life."

Avalon  Theatre Company  Patron


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