A Native American woman and a Black man walk into a bar taking refuge from the “die-in” protests at Grand Central over police brutality. With the pub deserted and the bartender strangely absent, these two strangers have their run of the place. But as the liquor starts to flow, so do some inconvenient truths.
Tanis Parenteau is a Native American (Métis/Cree) actor/producer. As an actor, she has appeared on Billions, FBI: Most Wanted, Gossip Girl, Designated Survivor, House of Cards and Tribal. New York theatre: The Public Theater, Signature Theater, 59E59 Theaters and La Mama. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival. As a producer, she focuses on decolonizing the entertainment space by uplifting contemporary Native stories by Native writers, smashing harmful Indigenous stereotypes and creating opportunities for Native people above and below the line. Her debut short film, ‘A Big Black Space‘ had its broadcast premiere on ARTÉ in Europe, she is currently developing multiple Native-led series and features and is a Vision Maker Media Creative Shorts Fellow. Tanis is on the SAG-AFTRA National Native Americans Committee, member of the North American Indigenous Center of New York, Tribal Liaison at AlterTheater and Casting Associate at Tbd Casting Co. Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The New School for Drama. www.tanisparenteau.com