Ed Bourgeois (Mohawk), Dr. Carolyn M. Dunn (Muskogee Creek/Cherokee/Tunica-Choctaw-Biloxi), and Frank Henry Kaash Katasse (Tlingit).
Published June 2, 2018
LOS ANGELES – The Autry in Los Angeles announces its Native Voices line up for June 2018.
June 6–7 at the Autry in Los Angeles
Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended: TheAutry.org
June 9–10 at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego: LaJollaPlayhouse.org
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 (Mohawk)
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.Readings:
Wednesday, June 6, 4:00 p.m. at the Autry
Saturday, June 9, 1:00 p.m. La Jolla Playhouse
Soledad by Carolyn M. Dunn, PhD. (Muskogee Creek/Cherokee/Tunica-Choctaw-Biloxi)
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?Readings:
Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Autry
Sunday, June 10, 1:00 p.m. at La Jolla Playhouse
Where the Summit Meets the Stars by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse (Tlingit)
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.Readings:
Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Autry
Saturday, June 9, 4:00 p.m. at La Jolla Playhouse
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