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Intertribal comedy sketch troupe's play 'Between Two Knees' opening at Seattle Rep

'Between Two Knees' is the first play by the intertribal sketch comedy troupe, The 1491s.

SEATTLE — Opening night for Between Two Knees is set for March 8 at Seattle Rep.

It's the first play by the intertribal sketch comedy troupe, The 1491s. The group may be best known for the hit television series, “Reservation Dogs.”

Between Two Knees features vignettes through American history centered on one family’s account of their experiences from the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890 to the protests there in 1973.

Director Eric Ting and actor Justin "Jud" Eagle Gauthier stopped by the KING 5 studios to talk about the production. 

To see the interview, click the video player above.

Both Ting and Gauthier have been with the production since its inception and creation at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival which premiered in 2019.

Gauthier is a proud citizen of the Menominee (Omāēqnomenēw) Nation of Wisconsin. He studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he earned an M.F.A. in screenwriting. 

As an indigenous actor - Gauthier is able to provide a worldview to audiences.

Ting is an Obie Award winner. Some of his recent directing credits include the world premieres of Lloyd Suh’s The Far Country at the Atlantic Theater Co. and Bina’s Six Apples at the Alliance, Children’s Theater Co.

For a look at the performance schedule and to purchase tickets, click here.

To view the performance trailer, click the video player below:


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