Written and performed by Mary Kathryn Nagle
Directed by Margot Bordelon
April 1 – May 7, 2023 | World Premiere
Muscogee leader Ella Jean Hill traces her family’s history from the Trail of Tears to her grandfather’s allotment in central Oklahoma. In an astonishing one-woman play, she shares her story—the Native boarding school she fled on foot, her marriage to a young Bengali scholar, and the advocacy that became her life’s work. With On the Far End, a reference to the landmark 2020 Supreme Court opinion in McGirt v. Oklahoma that upheld the sovereignty of the Muscogee territories, one of America’s leading playwrights (Sovereignty; Manahatta) weaves a deeply personal account of one family—her own mother-in-law’s—and a legacy of broken promises between nations. 

A Round House Theatre Equal Play Commission. Part of the National Capital New Play Festival.

The State of Indian Law: A Round House Discussion

Sunday, April 23 following the 2:00pm performance
Please click below to read more about the panel.

On the Far End is directly inspired by the 2020 Supreme Court opinion in McGirt v. Oklahoma, but it also traces centuries of broken promises. Join playwright and performer Mary Kathryn Nagle, Muscogee Nation Ambassador Jonodev Chaudhuri, and Muscogee Nation lead counsel Riyaz Kanji for a discussion of McGirt and its impact, as well as other recent and upcoming developments in Indian Law.

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