Chickasaw Nation Gov.
"Mrs. Bailey brings a wide range of experience, creativity and knowledge to her new position,"
In her new position, Mrs. Bailey will oversee the
"It is an honor to have been appointed to this position by
One way the department plans to achieve its mission is by rejuvenating the
"We will also revise and write new vignettes and plays based on our Chickasaw history which will then be performed by the Living History Players, a component of CTC," Mrs. Bailey said.
A youth theatre program, a variety of performance classes, plays and much more for adults and students are being developed.
Mrs. Bailey said she was excited to work with staff members to develop new programs.
"Most (proposed programs) are based on input from our citizens, as well as other Natives, and the general public as to what they would like for us to do," she said. "We are open to and welcome suggestions. I look forward to leading our department and building it into something even bigger and better."
Mrs. Bailey, who has more than 30 years of acting, directing, producing, teaching and writing experience, is an alumna of both
Previously, she worked in
As a teacher she has taught both in private college classrooms and in specialized talent agencies in
She has also taught in ECU's Community Education Program, as well as classes for the
Mrs. Bailey is also an accomplished writer and has served as artistic director for several theatre companies, as well as various theatre boards of directors. She is currently drawing inspiration from her heritage as she works on writing plays based on Chickasaw stories.
Mrs. Bailey and her husband, Tom, a writer for
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