DeLanna Studi is a Cherokee citizen, actress and writer. She has always wanted to travel in her ancestors’ footsteps along the Trail of Tears and find a way to share this legacy and the impact it has on everyone.
This June, her father and her will travel the Northern Route collecting stories and insights of the communities along the way. It will be a tale about a road trip, family, heritage, and an inside perspective on a forgotten part of the shared American history.
They have partnered with Kenan Institute for the Arts and have 75 percent of their budget covered but they still need to fund the last 25 percent.
The monies will be used to help father and daughter cover day-to-day expenses of their three-person team and fund a two-weeks artist’s residency so that DeLanna can structure the material they collect into one of the most important works she will ever create.
The stories will be compiled into a live theatrical experience that will then tour the same route.
The campaign’s goal is $7,500 and ends in 11 days.