Native Voices

Festival of New Plays

Join us for Native Voices at the Autry’s 24th Festival of New Plays

All readings take place in the Rao and Padma Makineni Play Development Center. General admission seating. FREE, reservations required.

Saturday, June 9th

1:00 pmRiver of Blood by Ed Bourgeois (Mohawk)
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 this daughter’s disease?

4:00 pmWhere the Summit Meets the Stars by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse (Tlingit)
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.

There will be a reception between readings from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 10th

1:00 pmSoledad by Dr. Carolyn M. Dunn (Muskogee Creek, Cherokee, Tunica-Choctaw-Biloxi)
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?

There will be a reception prior to this reading at 12:00 pm

Made possible through the generous support of
The James Irvine Foundation

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