Rudy Martin: My Place Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: Rudy Martin: My Place
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:31:51
  • Language: English
  • Date: 1991
  • Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Rudy Martin
  • Credits: American Indian Community House, producer ; Lisa Mayo, director ; Rudy Martin, creator, writer

Rudy Martin: My Place

Rudy Martin's My Place is a semi autobiographical work that describes Martin's complex relationship with his mother, which has been further complicated by his move to New York City from New Mexico to pursue his dreams of being a playwright and actor. Their main line of communication has become the telephone, which has come to represent his mother's presence within his apartment. The telephone helps Martin to adjust to his new circumstances and he uses it to maintain connections to his roots back "home" and to form new connections in his new "home" in New York City.

Rudy Martin (1951-1993), a Tewa/Navajo/Apache Indian from New Mexico was a talented lyricist, singer, and musician who was committed to educating the non-Indian public about Indians on and off the reservation. Martin worked as the public relations director for the American Indian Community House (AICH) in New York City. He also served as a character consultant for PBS's children's television series "Shining Time Station" and earned his master of Fine Arts degree from New York University's Tisch School of The Arts.


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