Saturday, October 16

East End Native

by Andrina Wekontash Smith


Andrina Wekontash Smith, Shinnecock Storyteller and performer, explores the intersection of race and class on the East End. Part one-woman show, part panel discussion, East End Native will dive into the complicated history through the unique lens of her personal narrative. Spoken word, monologues, and storytelling will comprise of the first half, and in the second she will moderate a conversation with influential leaders fighting for representation for all of the East End’s residents. Panelists include Minerva Perez, Executive Director OLA of Eastern Long Island, Dyashwa Sylvester, Director, Shinnecock Youth Clubhouse, Becky Genia, and London Bess, Shinnecock High School Student. The program will also feature projections by artist Christine Sciulli.

East End Native is a benefit performance for the Shinnecock Youth Clubhouse and Guild Hall Learning & Public Engagement initiatives. The Shinnecock Youth Clubhouseprovides an open space where cultural and educational programming are introduced as alternatives to drug and alcohol use. The clubhouse enhances and provides support for the physical, social, emotional, mental, spiritual, and financial wellbeing of the Shinnecock Youth.

This program is the culminating showcase of Andrina Wekontash Smith’s 2021 Community Artist-in-Residence.

The eAT Coffee Bar will be open for drinks and refreshments!

NOTE: Programs taking place INDOORS in the John Drew Theater require proof of full vaccination for admission. Unvaccinated guests under the age of 12 may attend with a vaccinated adult. Click HERE for current COVID-19 protocol for guests. 

Education Programming is supported by The Patti Kenner Arts Education Fellowship, Lucy and Steven Cookson, The Hearthland Foundation, Stephen Meringoff, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Susan and Stephen Scherr, and funding from the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.

Guild House Artist-in-Residence/ Community Artist-in-Residence:
Principal Sponsors: Lucy and Steven Cookson, and The Hearthland Foundation
Lead Sponsor: Bobbie Braun-The Neuwirth Foundation, Christina and Alan MacDonald, and Lynn and Bruce Surry
Co-Sponsor: Diamonstein-SpielvogelFoundation/Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, and Judith Hope
Additional Support: Nina Gillman and Mary Heilmann

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