Ed Bourgeois, Mohawk-descendant performer/playwright and arts administrator, has served as Managing Director of PAʻI Foundation (Honolulu, HI), General Director of Anchorage Opera, and Director of Programs at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. He established the Alaska Native Playwrights Project, which trained emerging Native playwrights in Alaska and on Pine Ridge Reservation (SD), and produced ʻAu I Ke Kai (Crossing the Distant Seas), bringing together Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian performers for the Talking Stick Festival (Vancouver, BC) and Moʻolelo Storytelling Festival (Honolulu). His plays have received staged readings at Native Voices at the Autry (Los Angeles), LaJolla Playhouse and Oklahoma City Theatre Company’s Native American New Play Festival. His “River of Blood” was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Blue Ink Competition and received a staged reading in Native Earth’s 2019 Weesageechak Festival. Ed has served as program manager of Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP) at Western Arts Alliance (Portland, OR, USA) since October, 2018.