Projection Design for Manahatta at OSF / by Mark Holthusen

 Photo: Jenny Graham

Photo: Jenny Graham

MANAHATTA

Mary Kathryn Nagle’s story illuminates the tragic consequences of commercial exploits, including the removal of Native American people and the attempted eradication of their culture, that gave rise to the America we know today. Securities trader Jane Snake is torn between worlds. Her return to Wall Street in 2008 brings her to Manahatta (“island of many hills” in Lenape), the homeland her Native American ancestors were violently forced to leave in the 1600s.