Tom Allard (Cherokee)Tom Allard (Cherokee) has the great fortune to be a longtime member of both the performing arts and the visual arts faculties of Pasadena Polytechnic School. He is also incredibly handsome … and humble.
Alyssa Anderson (Cherokee)Alyssa Anderson (Cherokee) is a graduate of PCPA’s 50th Anniversary class and is currently based in L.A. She has a deep love for classical work——some of her favorite roles include Lysander in Midsummer, Dionyza in Pericles, and Titania in Midsummer. She would like to thank her family and friends for their constant support and love.
LaVonne Rae Andrews (Tlingit– Raven Clan)LaVonne Rae Andrews (Tlingit– Raven Clan) is an actor whose theatre credits include Palestine, New Mexico with Culture Clash at the Mark Taper Forum, and Stand-Off at HWY #37 in L.A. and South Dakota. Her TV credits include The Millers, West World starring Anthony Hopkins, Banshee, and Days of Our Lives. She co-authored a book, Divine Dialogues, with her husband, Dr. Don Welsh; they write a weekly spiritual column in Paso Robles Press and Atascadero News.
Jennifer Bobiwash (Ojibway)Jennifer Bobiwash (Ojibway) has been involved with Native Voices since 2003 and is a Lead Artist in the Ensemble. Her one-person show, There Is No “I” in NDN, premiered at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. She guest starred on APTN’s (Canada) Mohawk Girls, and created the YouTube channel Welcome to the Tipi, on which she and her co-host share their stories about being NDN in today’s society. A technophile, she jumped at the chance to create content in the infancy of YouTube and has since produced more than 300 episodes of online content.
Samantha Bowling (Cherokee, Algonquin)Samantha Bowling (Cherokee, Algonquin) acts, sings, dances, writes, directs, plays four musical instruments, speaks French, eats carbs, cries often (not because of the carbs), makes clothes, drives a stick shift, cooks, doesn’t clean, does yoga, bathes often, recycles, plays with her puppy, Bowie, and just generally brings this city to its knees. Check out her website, look her up on IMDb, Twitter, and Facebook, adopt pets, avoid plastic, don’t shave after you’ve waxed, and believe in yourself.
Carla-Rae (Seneca, Mohawk)Carla-Rae (Seneca, Mohawk) is a SAG-AFTRA and AEA actor. In addition to her work on various short films, feature films (Imprint, AIFI Best Supporting Actress Award), and television, she has had the pleasure of working the stage in prominent roles with the NYC Liguorian Players. Carla-Rae has been a part of Native Voices consistently since 2010, contributing to the Playwrights Retreats and Short Play Festivals, as well as in her role as Majel in The Bird House. She is also creating her own web series called SHINE On With Carla-Rae, encouraging all to SHINE.
Tonantzín Carmelo (Tongva, Kumeyaay)Tonantzín Carmelo (Tongva, Kumeyaay) was previously seen in Native Voices’s world premiere production of Carbon Black, as well as in Teaching Disco Square Dancing to Our Elders, Please Do Not Touch the Indians, and Jump Kiss. Her film/TV credits include Into the West, Imprint, Unearthed, Shadow Heart, Shouting Secrets, The Girl in the Lake, Medicine Men, CSI: Miami, Dark Blue, and American Dad. She is also the voice and image of Kendra Daniels in the Electronic Arts game, "Dead Space."
Ehécatl A. Chávez (Azteca)Ehécatl A. Chávez (Azteca) is a producer, director, and actor. Born and raised in a small village in eastern Mexico, he studied drama and architecture at the National University of Mexico City, where he earned a BA in acting. He then studied in New York at the Actor’s Studio (with Estelle Parsons). At age 26, Chávez became the youngest theatre director at Universidad Veracruzana, one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America.
Tsulan Cooper (Ainu, Sauk and Fox)
Tsulan Cooper (Ainu, Sauk and Fox) is an actor based in LA. She's appeared in feature films, theatre, and television. Recent projects include Wind Walkers (20th Century); Baskets (FX) opposite Zack Galifianakis and Saginaw Grant in a guest role as Margaret; Sense8 (Netflix); Chance (Hulu); and principal role as Mary in upcoming Netflix's feature film Juanita, opposite Alfre Woodard and Adam Beach. Lifetime member of the Actors Studio, AEA, SAG-AFTRA.