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Princess Pocahontas Blue Spots

And the Blue Spots

by Monique Mojica

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Newly released as a Women's Press Classic, this play artfully weaves together past and present, North and South America, history, documentary, and myth. Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots is a satire of colonization that celebrates Native women as creators and healers. It has become a classic in Canadian theatre since it was first published in 1991 and is now widely studied at universities and colleges across North America and around the world.The remarkable radio play Birdwoman and the Suffragettes: A Story of Sacajawea, first produced or CBC Radio Drama's Vanishing Point: Adventure Stories for Big Girls, is also included.

About the Author
Monique Mojica is a Kuna and Rappahannock actor and playwright based in Toronto. She began training at the age of three and belongs to the second generation spun directly from the web of New York's Spiderwoman Theater. She is a longtime collaborator with Floyd Favel on various research and performance projects investigating Native performance culture. Her published plays include Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots and Birdwoman and the Suffragettes. She is an acclaimed stage and film actor, nominated for best supporting actress by Native Americans in the Arts for her role in Smoke Signals. Monique is former Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts, and the editor of a special issue of Canadian Theatre Review on Native theatre. Monique was seen as Caesar in Death of a Chief, Native Earth's adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. She is currently creating Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way. She continues to explore theatre as healing, as an act of reclaiming historical/cultural memory and as an act of resistance.
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Monique Mojica is a Kuna-Rappahannock half-breed, a woman word-warrior, mother, actor, and playwright. Born in New York City, she came to Canada as a founding member of Native Earth Performing Arts and is a former Artistic Director of that company. As a Toronto-based stage, film, and television actor, Monique has performed in numerous acclaimed productions, including creating the role of Marie-Adele Starblanket in The Rez Sisters. She also played the title role in Theatre Passe Muraille's award-winning production of Jessica and was seen as Ariel in Skylight Theatre's production of The Tempest. Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots, Monique's first full-length script, was co-produced by Nightwood Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille and enjoyed a critically acclaimed run at TPM in 1990.

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"An angry, humorous, and loving search for the truth behind the myth and legend of the "Indian Princess." With her powerful words Monique Mojica lays bare the hearts and minds of Pocahontas, Malinche, Sacajawea, and the uncounted Native women who first met and fought the European invasion of our lands. Moving across and through time, Mojica engages our imagination and our spirit, and invites us to witness this timetravel of exploding illusions and delusions, to the triumph and honesty of survival." -- Beth Brant


"An angry, humorous, and loving search for the truth behind the myth and legend of the "Indian Princess." With her powerful words Monique Mojica lays bare the hearts and minds of Pocahontas, Malinche, Sacajawea, and the uncounted Native women who first met and fought the European invasion of our lands. Moving across and through time, Mojica engages our imagination and our spirit, and invites us to witness this timetravel of exploding illusions and delusions, to the triumph and honesty of survival." — Beth Brant

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