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ENCORE! Indigenous Summer Play Readings

July 5th–29th 2017
READINGS

 

Did you miss the Indigenous Summer Play Readings at the end of June?

Join us during Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse and Haa Ḵusteeyí in Teslin for a encore reading and discover two short plays by Tlingit playwright Frank Henry Kaash Katasse!

ADAKA CULTURAL FESTIVAL – July 5, 5pm KDCC

HAA KUSTEEYI – July 29, 2pm, Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre

 

REELING *Contains mature language*
Directed by Léa Roy Bernatchez
Featuring in Whitehorse: Leonard Linklater, Rae Mombourquette and Elyssia Sasaki
Featuring in Teslin: TBC
Two young Tlingit women continue learning life’s lessons as they fight to pay their final respects to the beloved uncle who raised them.

BEAR IN STREAM
Directed by Andrameda Hunter
Featuring in Whitehorse: Charlene Abraham and Stormy Bradley

Featuring in Teslin: TBC
An uncle teaches his nephew to appreciate the resilience of salmon.

ABOUT FRANK HENRY KAASH KATASSEE

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Frank Henry Kaash Katasse (Tlingit*) (Playwright) is an Alaska Native from the Tlingit clan Tsaagweidí. Katasse is an actor, director, producer, improviser, and playwright who received his Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Hawaii, Mānoa in 2008. While in Hawai’i Katasse worked with Kennedy Theatre, Kumu Kahua Theatre, and the Cruel Theatre. In 2008 Katasse moved back to Juneau, Alaska and was first involved with Perseverance Theatre (PT) with the Mainstage production of TheGovernment Inspector. His body of work as an actor also includes world premieres of Alaska Native-themed plays Battles of Fire and Water, Reincarnation of Stories, Cedar House, and Our Voices Will Be Heard. Other mainstage shows include The Skin of our Teeth, Oklahoma!, and Chicago. Frank was also involved with PT’s 2nd Stage as a director/producer of Vashon, and as a performer in Marisol for the University of Alaska, Southeast. In Juneau, Katasse has performed with Theatre in the Rough, Juneau Symphony, and Morally Improv-erished. Katasse is currently the Board President of Juneau-Douglas Little Theatre. Katasse is the proud recipient of the 2015 Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting Award from Native Voices at the Autry for his short play Reeling. In 2015 Katasse had his play Bear in Stream read at the Leviathan Lab in NYC.

 

 

 

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