to join our interactive residency
(a simple click on an image or word will do it!) ---
the Minneosta actors portraying the pioneer families
• To smell the dust of the Oregon Trail, follow Seamus
• To taste the desperation of a young Chinese immigrant man
fleeing Gold Mountain, listen to Sying Lee
• To taste despair, join the Horowitzes ---
• --- and sample longing with the Carrolls ...
• With Nathaniel, ask yourself a question --
Can the Dead arise ---!!!?
Creating a Character
Exchange I, we became 4 different pioneer families ---the Sampsons,
the Lees, the Horowitzes and the Carrolls, each on a different
journey to a new land... Click
on the word, DREAMS, to
find a gallery of family portraits, created collaboratively
over 1000 miles.
this large file is downloaded to your desktop, open it in
ACROBAT and then click on each pioneer's face to hear their
Leaving & Planning a New Home
families are on their way -- crossing the ocean, hiking overland
trails, heading North by rail to an uncertain future. Some will
lose everything. Some will prosper. In the meantime, thoughts of
home crowd in -- as with Seamus Carroll, who is on the Oregon Trail
... CLICK ON his name, among
the screens above, to overhear the loveletter he
writes home to his sweetheart. His family joins the Lee daughter
who harbors a secret, the Horowitzes, who are dealt a cruel hand
by fate and Nathaniel Sampson who is visited by someone he thinks
died in the raging flood waters of the MIssissippi Delta ...