Donna Porterfield Thousand Kites

Donna Porterfield


Donna Porterfield, managing director of Roadside Theater since 1978, is also a playwright, producer and creator of Roadside’s community cultural development model and methodologies. She wrote and produced the play Thousand Kites addressing the burgeoning rural prison industry. Porterfield is the producer of Roadside’s ongoing 28-year collaboration with traditional Native American artists in Zuni, New Mexico, and co-edited the book Journeys Home: Revealing a Zuni-Appalachia Collaboration. She has served as consultant to the NEA and various state arts councils and national arts organizations.


Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2008

    Grant

    Thousand Kites receives TCG–New Generations Program Grant

  • 2008

    Grant

    Thousand Kites receives Nathan Cummings Foundation Grant

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