Logan With the Gender Equality in History Grant, the Excellence in Educational Theater Fellowship, a municipal arts grant and the Go! Girls! Scholastic Leadership Mentorship, this is far more than a Thanksgiving play.
Ah, Thanksgiving, that most American of holidays: when families gather to celebrate the warmth of home, the bounty of the harvest — and a legacy of genocide and violent colonial expansion. Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.
This isn't your family's turkey trot: In Larissa FastHorse's hilarious new satire, "woke" teaching artists scramble to stage a pageant celebrating both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month...while also quelling their white guilt.
Rehearsals are underway for Larissa FastHorse's 'The Thanksgiving Play' — a wickedly funny satire where “woke” teaching artists scramble to create a play that celebrates both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.
There is a large community of Native artists making work here in New York City, but The Thanksgiving Play marks the first time Playwrights Horizons has produced a play by an Indigenous author. (Emma Miller, Literary Office Coordinator)