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

Native Voices 24th Annual Festival of New Plays

At the Autry in Los Angeles
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 4:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Free Admission
Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended

At La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
Free Admission / Reservations Recommended
Over the past eighteen months, the American stage has seen an explosion of Native theatre produced by prestigious theatre companies across the country. Many of these plays and playwrights developed their talents and work through Native Voices Annual 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

The Autry: Wednesday, June 6, 4:00 p.m. RESERVATIONS
La Jolla Playhouse: Saturday, June 9, 1:00 p.m. RESERVATIONS
A Mohawk man searches for his family tree only to discover a lost and violent past. Could these shadows be the clue to finding a cure for his daughter's disease?
Soledad by Carolyn M. Dunn, PhD.
The Autry: Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. RESERVATIONS
La Jolla Playhouse: Sunday, June 10, 1:00 p.m. RESERVATIONS
A teenager finds old cassette tapes of her Cherokee father's once-famous pow wow songs and presents them as her senior project. Will the surprise be a welcome one for her single dad?  
Where the Summit Meets the Stars by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse
The Autry: Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. RESERVATIONS
La Jolla Playhouse: Saturday, June 9, 4:00 p.m. RESERVATIONS
A young Tlingit woman contemplates life and death after the birth of her daughter and realizes that her past has made her stronger than she ever knew possible.

Producing Artistic Director Randy Reinholz (Choctaw)
Producing Executive Director Jean Bruce Scott