- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code B80000
- Cast Size 16
- Min. Royalty Rate $110/perf
- Cost $11.95
- Approx. Run Time 120 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult
- Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
- Genre Drama | Tragedy
- ISBN(13) 9780871296153
- "It is one of the most moving and wonderful shows I've ever done. It is true magic!"
- Review by Charla Little, Red Oak High School, Red Oak, Texas
- "Black Elk Speaks is an amazing theatrical journey into our nation's past that must be heard. This is powerful theatre."
- Review by Carol Svoboda, Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, Neb.
- "This was an excellent learning show for my students. We have never spent so much time researching a show before."
- Review by Molly Grasso, Papillion LaVista High School, Papillion, Neb.
- "Black Elk Speaks is a beautifully written play. My actors loved performing it. They not only had to stretch their acting talents, but they learned some American history as well. The Native American plight is often skipped over in history courses, so this play teaches its audience an important historical lesson. I have been directing plays since the '70s, and this one is at the top of my favorites."
- Review by Jane Colwell, Madisonville High School, Madisonville, Texas
Hints, Tips, and Tricks
- "Use all of the community resources available to you."
- Tip by Carol Svoboda, Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, Neb.
- "Do your research. Find Lakotas in your area to come in and work with your students. Contact the universities for experts on North American culture. Research, research, research!"
- Tip by Molly Grasso, Papillion LaVista High School, Papillion, Neb.
Media Reviews"A moving piece of theatre." -Los Angeles Times
"A powerful and passionate drama, unusual in scope and depth." -Drama-Logue
"Black Elk Speaks is awe-inspiring." -Denver Post