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Tulelake

ensemble theatre · smctc · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States of America

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The strength of the Modoc tribe and their last stand

The resiliency of thousands of Japanese Americans and their incarceration

The beauty of the Coho salmon and the largest fish death in the history of the United States

Welcome to Tule Lake, California

Tulelake is a historical introspection into California’s not so distant past. Farms and fishers, myths and monsters, treaties and treachery, it weaves together three stories as it moves through times and worlds exploring the political, cultural, and social unrest of the last 150 years.

The voices of the past, turn angry, triumphant, bitter, and hopeful, reverberating in dynamic movement, tribal rhythms, brilliant colors
and the true spirit of storytelling.

Inspired by Noh theater and written entirely in haiku, Tulelake takes a chameleonic chorus through multiple creation myths, identity shifts, and pivotal choices that ask the audience to grapple with the many faces and truths of American history.

production team

* Fringe Veteran