Playwrights debut. Broadway: Present Laughter with Kevin Kline (three Tony nominations including Best Revival of a Play), Hand to God (five Tony nominations including Best Play and Best Director). West End: Hand to God (Olivier nomination). Off-Broadway: Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (MTC), Verité (LCT3), Trevor (Lesser America), Love Song of the Albanian Sous Chef (EST), Bike America (Ma-Yi), Mel & El (Ars Nova), Spacebar (Studio 42), and My Baseand Scurvy Heart (Studio 42). Regional: Alliance, Williamstown, Huntington, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and more. Moritz is the former artistic director of Studio 42, NYC’s producer of “unproducible” plays. moritzvs.com
The familiar, whitewashed story of Pilgrims and Native Americans chowing down together gets a delicious roasting from expert farceurs.
—Jesse Green, The New York Times
Very, very funny. Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play skewers liberal pretensions with glee – this clever satire is something for which to be truly thankful.
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)