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by Robert Savina


At LTV studios in East Hampton,



Directed and Designed by Maria Pessino



Robert Savina takes us on a bicycle journey across the USA and into the Rosebud Reservation, where he meets Russell Means, the Oglala Sioux Native American leader.

In addition to the play, Oddfellows Playhouse presents a series of events, which address Native American issues, such a symposiums with Native Women of the Americas, lectures by Dennis Banks (Ashinabe) and professor John Strong, children’s workshops by Elisabeth Haile, from the Shinnecock Reservation.



Produced plays: Four Brothers and Whiskeyville both produced in NYC. For the past 5 years, Mr. Savina has worked as a production designer for feature film. Most recently, DMW Greer's Burning Blue shot entirely in NYC and Paul Soter's Dark Circles currently in production in Baton Rouge, La. Other projects include Cummings Farm directed by Andrew Drazek, The Rig directed by Peter Atencio and My Alien Mother written and directed by Michael Baker which one best short film at the Big Easy Internstional Film Festival.

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Russell Means has lived a life like few others in this century – revered for his selfless accomplishments and remarkable bravery. He was born into a society and guided by a way of life that gently denies the self in order to promote the survival and betterment of family and community. His culture is driven by tradition, which at once links the past to the present. The L.A. Times has called him the most famous American Indian since Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. His indomitable sense of pride and leadership has become embedded in our national character.



Robert Savina, Ken Weisinger, Frances Alenikoff

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