It’s rare and special to get to be in such a vibrant, exciting, and supportive artistic space.”

— Katie Myer, Playwright/Organizer

About Cardinal Cross’ Crossing Roots Workshop 2018

“Throughout the process of procuring resources for our performance, we found that the public face and practiced power of leadership in [the Appalachian] region remains the jurisdiction of white men, and yet, there are deeply invested women doing some incredibly heavy lifting. Just as — if not more — importantly than making sure they're getting credit for it, there is an opportunity here to source the logistical, financial, and energetic power to magnify these efforts. …If we're not in honest, equitable, frank conversation in which we are authentically willing to be proved wrong, we risk stealing stories and reconfiguring them until they're so laden with our own kaleidoscopic bias that we've made a violent extraction of invaluable essence, without regard for the practical and spiritual consequence.”?

-Jess Almasy, Performer and Playwright: The TEAM

“Hilarie Spangler and Scotty Phillips are quite good as Claude's parents and fellow tribemembers, and the remainder of the ensemble deliver laudable performances”

— Jef Ellis, Broadway World, Nashville

“I couldn’t imagine Aglaonike’s Tiger without the music. Each piece helped create the world and distinguish the magical from the realistic. I thought the score was prewritten with the play.”