Image: (L to R) Ed Bourgeois (Mohawk), Dr. Carolyn M. Dunn (Muskogee Creek/Cherokee/Tunica-Choctaw-Biloxi), and Frank Henry Kaash Katasse (Tlingit).

Performing Arts

Native Voices 24th Annual Festival of New Plays

Part of the series Native Voices Festival of New Plays

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 4:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

The Autry: Wells Fargo Theater

Free Admission
Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended

About the Event

Over the past year the American stage has seen a plethora of Native plays—many of which were developed through the Native Voices Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays. This year, Native Voices presents new works by veteran playwrights Carolyn M. Dunn, PhD. (Muskogee Creek/Cherokee/Tunica-Choctaw-Biloxi) and Frank Henry Kaash Katasse (Tlingit), as well as newcomer Ed Bourgeois (Mohawk). An audience talkback follows each reading.


River of Blood by Ed Bourgeois 
Wednesday, June 6, 4:00 p.m. RESERVATIONS
A Mohawk man searches for his family tree and discovers a lost and violent past that may be the clue to his daughter's disease.
Soledad by Carolyn M. Dunn, PhD.​​​​​​​
Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. RESERVATIONS
A lonely teenager finds old cassette tapes of her Cherokee father's traditional singing and decides to present them as a senior project. But is the surprise a welcome one for her single dad? 
Where the Summit Meets the Stars by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse
Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. RESERVATIONS
A young Tlingit woman contemplates life and death at the birth of her own daughter only to discover her past has made her stronger than she knew.
Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz
Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott