Creative Work

Greg Sarris has been involved in a number of creative projects from many different disciplines. Use the links below to navigate to the section you wish to view.

Greg Sarris' 'Citizen' a Highlight of Word for Wordcast's Adaptations of Short Story

Cars rush along River Road, past a lot where day laborers wait to be selected. A memory of a restless spirit haunts the highways. A yearning for a restless mother haunts the heart of her abandoned son. The joyful sounds of morning birdsong punctuate a narrator’s rapturous description of vineyards and purple lupine.

So begins the latest Word for Wordcast, a two-part narration of Greg Sarris’ Citizen, directed by company member Gendell Hing-Hernández. In a semi-regular series of podcasts, Word for Word’s unique adaptation process is given the radio play treatment in Word for Wordcast, which began with September’s three-part production of E.M. Forster’s The Machine Stops and continues in February with Books and Roses by Helen Oyeyemi.

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“How A Mountain Was Made”, Word for Word Performing Arts Company at Z Space, San Francisco, CA (2018)

“How A Mountain Was Made”, Greg’s children’s stories, to be published soon under the title “How A Mountain Was Made” were performed in 2018 by the Word for Word Performing Arts Company at Z Space in San Francisco. Greg Sarris has also written plays for Pieces of the Quilt, Intersection Theatre, and the Mark Taper Forum.

“How A Mountain Was Made”, Word for Word Performing Arts Company at Z Space, San Francisco, CA (2012)

“How A Mountain Was Made”, Greg’s children’s stories, to be published soon under the title “How A Mountain Was Made” were performed in 2012 by the Word for Word Performing Arts Company at Z Space in San Francisco. Greg Sarris has also written plays for Pieces of the Quilt, Intersection Theatre, and the Mark Taper Forum.

“Mission Indians”, Intersection Theatre, San Francisco, CA (2002)

A play written by Greg Sarris. Opened at the Intersection Theatre in San Francisco, February, 2002. Received the 2003 Bay Area Theatre Critics Award for Best Script. HBO Miniseries.