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  • Title: Lisa Mayo: Voices From The Criss-Cross Bridge
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:41:57
  • Language: English
  • Date: Jun. 11, 1994
  • Location: The American Indian Community House, New York City.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Lisa Mayo
  • Credits: American Indian Community House, producer ; Lisa Mayo,creato

Voices From The Criss-Cross Bridge

Voices from the Criss-Cross Bridge is a one-woman piece, developed by Lisa Mayo. Mayo describes Voices as being "a piece about the different parts of our lives that criss-cross and sometimes requires healing." The performance is based on her personal experiences of being a part of a family that belonged to two different Native nations and her attempts to make herself whole. With Voices Mayo conveys the need for Indian Country to "mend the cracks" caused by familial fractures --and often the cause of conflict within families, communities and between nations.

The performance eventually became Daughters from the Stars, featuring Spiderwoman Theater. Lisa Mayo, (Kuna/Rappahannock) was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Mayo is co-founder of Spiderwoman Theater, which is the longest running Native women's theater troupe in the country. She studied at the New York School of Music, is a classically trained mezzo-soprano and studied under Uta Hagen.