Hanay Geiogamah on Native American Authors

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Hanay Geiogamah, 1945-


Hanay Geiogamah was born in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1945. He studied journalism at the University of Oklahoma and earned a B.A. degree in theater and drama from the University of Indiana in 1980. Geiogamah is known for plays in which he employs humor, realism, and idiomatic language to subvert negative stereotypes about Native Americans and to address the alienation felt by Indians in contemporary American society. He has taught at Colorado College, the University of Washington and the University of California at Los Angeles, and is one of the founders of the American Indian Theater Ensemble.

Awards and Honors

William Randolph Hearst National Writing Award, 1966-67
Charles MacMahon Foundation Scholarship in Journalism, 1963.


Online resources by or about Hanay Geiogamah:

Secret to achieving literary success is overcoming fear
Author: Emma Rodgers
Type: authorbio
Description: Article about Geiogamah and playwright Joe DiPietro from the 2/16/00 UCLA “Daily Bruin”.

URL: http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/db/issues/00/02.16/ae.playwriting.html

Books by Hanay Geiogamah:

Geiogamah, Hanay. New Native American drama : three plays
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1980.
Genre: Drama
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0806115866

Geiogamah, Hanay. Teatro
Roma : Castelvecchi, 1994.
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 8886232187

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