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 at La Jolla Playhouse

Part of the series Native Voices Festival of New Plays

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, 1:00 p.m.

La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego

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
Saturday, June 9, 1:00 p.m.
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.
Where the Summit Meets the Stars by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse
Saturday, June 9, 4:00 p.m.
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.
Soledad by Carolyn M. Dunn, PhD.
Sunday, June 10, 1:00 p.m.*
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? 
*Please note that the performance time for Soledad on Sunday, June 10 has changed from 4:00 p.m. (as originally listed in our print calendar) and now takes place at 1:00 p.m. 

Native Voices Is Sponsored by

Actors’ Equity Foundation, Department of Cultural Affairs (City of Los Angeles), Edison International, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, The Nissan Foundation, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, The Shubert Foundation, Inc., SoCalGas, Sony Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, and Wells Fargo. Media Sponsor: First Nations Experience