The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA), producers of The Lost Colony, will be in Raleigh this weekend, November 18th, at the North Carolina Museum of History to participate in the 28th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration (AIHC).
With a Virtual Education Day on Friday, November 17th and an in-person festival on Saturday, November 18th, multiple demonstrations, presentations, and performances highlight the traditional and contemporary artistic, scientific, historic, and cultural contributions of American Indians in North Carolina.
The consistent theme and message of AIHC, as expressed by its Advisory Board, is visibility: Indigenous people are still here!
Several The Lost Colony alumni will be participating in the event, and The Roanoke Island Historical Association will be at the event to show support for the alumni and also to audition Native American performers for the upcoming 2024 season.
The Roanoke Island Historical Association will have an informational table inside the museum from 10am-4pm, followed by auditions for The Lost Colony at 4pm in the Museum Auditorium.
To register for these auditions, please visit the informational table at the event to register. No prior registration is required.
“We look forward to returning to the American Indian Heritage Celebration. We want to cast as wide a net as possible for the 2024 Native Ensemble and that process starts with auditions in Raleigh at the Celebration”, says Chuck Still, Executive Director of the Roanoke Island Historical Association.
“Everyone here at the NC museum of history and the American Indian tribal communities across the state are looking forward to the American Indian Heritage Month celebration this weekend! We are particularly excited about partnering with The Lost Colony outdoor drama to provide a space for auditions for Native roles in the production and we encourage tribal member participation from throughout the state”, says Kaya Littleturtle, Community Programs Coordinator for the North Carolina Museum of History and Cultural Coordinator for The Lost Colony.
For more information about the auditions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-473-2127. For information about the American Indian Heritage Celebration, view here.