JOANN SOGE TRACK
Director, Theatre Program
Soge lives on the Taos Pueblo and speaks Northern Tiwa and English. It is her culture, her family and the wonderful place she lives that gives her the inspiration for her art. Soge is a published writer of several poems, plays, and short stories; “Seven Directions” published in Anthology of American Indian Writers 1970 and “Clearing in the Valley” published in “Spider Woman’s Grand Daughters, Beacon Press, Boston, Mass. 1990. She directed “Peabody Coal Company”, a documentary about the Peabody Coal Company of Black Mesa Arizona, and has been involved in several film and T.V. projects as a writer, director and consultant. Soge studied English Literature and Children’s Theatre in college which explains her involvement in a multitude of Children’s projects as well. She wrote “Tiwa Tales” for the Taos Children’s Theatre and directed “Sesame Street at the Taos Pueblo” filmed by The Children’s Television Workshop in New York. In addition to her theater, writing, and film credits, Soge is also an accomplished commissioned Mica Clay Artist whose pottery work is shown in galleries through out the Southwest.
“I come from a family of potters and sculptors, so it is quite natural for me to work with clay.”
Along with her love for the arts, Soge is dedicated to her work as a Lecturer and Rehabilitation Technician for the Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation. She spends the rest of her time with her two grandsons which she accounts as her most important work of all.