Presented by the Programs in Theater and Music Theater and the Princeton Arts Fellows program.
HORSEMANSHIP by Will Davis and Truth Future Bachman
What you are seeing is the beginning of a new musical.
HORSEMANSHIP began more than ten years ago as a series of dances imagining what a horse might like to see if a horse could go to the theater.
We are grateful for the time we’ve had together at Princeton, everyone at the Lewis Center, and our Princeton students. Their time and energy has meant the world to us, and their input has been invaluable.
— Will Davis and Truth Future Bachman
Approximately 60 minutes; no intermission
Please silence all electronic devices including cellular phones and watches, and refrain from text messaging for the duration of the performance. No flash photography permitted.
Truth Future Bachman
Wasif Sami ’25
Alev Studenikina ’23
Ally Wonski ’22*
Piano/Keyboard: Truth Future Bachman
Percussion: Josh Roberts
Director: Will Davis
Music Director: Truth Future Bachman
Composer: Truth Future Bachman
Choreographer: Will Davis
Costume Design: Oana Botez
Lighting Designer: Barbara Samuels
Stage Manager: Milan Eldridge
Sound Engineer: Craig Pincus
Assistant Stage Manager: Jessica Lopez ’25
Run Crew: Katie Hameetman ’23*
A2: Katie Hameetman ’23*
*denotes a certificate student in the Program in Theater
An estimated 10 million Native Americans lived in North America before the arrival of European colonizers. Many thousands lived in Lenapehoking, the vast homeland of the Lenni-Lenape, who were the first inhabitants of what is now called eastern Pennsylvania and parts of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware.
Princeton stands on part of the ancient homeland and traditional territory of the Lenape people. In 1756, the College of New Jersey erected Nassau Hall with no recorded consultation with the Lenni-Lenape peoples.
Treaties and forced relocation dispersed Lenape-Delaware to Ohio, Kansas, and Oklahoma. We acknowledge the violence of settler colonialism and pay respect to Lenape peoples past, present, and future and their continuing presence in the homeland and throughout the Lenape diaspora.
Current Princeton student activists and alumni are advocating for Indigenous students and studies at the University. For more information, see the websites of Natives at Princeton and Princeton Indigenous Advocacy Coalition.
Lewis Center for the Arts
Interim Chair: Michael Cadden
Executive Director: Marion Friedman Young
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