Gobble gobble! In Larissa FastHorse’s bitingly funny satire, good intentions collide with absurd assumptions as a troupe of “woke,” white teaching artists are tasked with devising a school pageant about the first Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage month. A lá Saturday Night Live and hailed as a “rambunctious and edgy satire of wokeness,” The Thanksgiving Play, roasts America’s “Turkey Day,” Political Correctness gone mad, and the theater itself!
The Thanksgiving Play is presented by arrangement with concord Theatriclas on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.
Playwrights Horizons is dedicated to cultivating the most important American playwrights, composers, and lyricists, as well as developing and producing their bold new plays and musical. Tim Sanford became Artistic Director in 1996 and Leslie Marcus has been Managing Director since 1993. Under their decades of leadership, Playwrights builds upon its diverse and renowned body of work, counting 400 writers among its artistic roster. In addition to its onstage work each season, Playwrights' singular commitment to nurturing American theater artists guides all of the institution's multifaceted initiatives: our acclaimed New Works Lab, a robust commissioning program, an innovative curriculum at its Theater School, and more. Robert Moss founded Playwrights in 1971 and cemented the mission that continues to guide the institution today. André Bishop served as Artistic Director from 1981-1992. Don Scardino succeeded him and served until 1996. Over its 47-year history, Playwrights has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including six Pulitzer Prizes, 13 Tony Awards, and 39 Obie Awards.
Playwrights Horizons, Inc., New York City, produced the World Premiere of The Thanksgiving Play in 2018. The Thanksgiving Play was commissioned and originally produced by Artists RepertoryTheatre Damaso Rodriguez, Artistic Director Sarah Horton, Managing Director Portland, Oregon.
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