Chuka Lokoli Theater: In The Essence Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: Chuka Lokoli Theater: In The Essence
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:52:07
  • Language: English
  • Date: 31 Mar 1995
  • Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Chuka Lokoli Theater, Kim Bassett (Penobscot), John Dreher (Lakota/Mohawk/Dela), Gordon Ison (Lumbee), Amy Tall Chief (Osage), Steve Elm (Oneida), Cochise Anderson (Choctaw), Vicki Ramirez (Tuscarora), Irene Bedard (Inupiak), Elisa Cato (Mohawk)
  • Credits: Chuka Lokoli Theater, creator ; American Indian Community House, producer ; Bill Yellow Robe, producer ; Bunky Echo-Hawk, writer ; Betsy Theobald, director ; Jim Cyrus, director

Chuka Lokoli Theater: In The Essence

A reading of Bunky Echo-Hawk's In the Essence, a satirical piece exploring American Indian stereotypes and the impact of other's expectations on an Indian's personal life. Bunky Echo-Hawk (Pawnee/Yakama) was a student at the American Indian Arts Institute and a member of the Chuka Lokoli Theater Company. "Chuka Lokoli" means "community spirit" in Choctaw.