Playwright Horizons will present Indigenous Voices: A Reading Series November 1 and 6, complementing the world premiere of Larissa FastHorse's The Thanksgiving Play, now in previews at the Off-Broadway theatre. The new play takes a satirical, behind-the-scenes look at a group of well-intentioned white teaching artists, who scramble to create an ambitious "woke" Thanksgiving pageant that also celebrates Native American Heritage Month.
The Indigenous Voices: A Reading Series is free and open to the public.
The November 1 event will feature a reading of Stephanie V. Shay Mitchell’s How I Ended up on Craigslist, directed by Brett Hecksher, as well as Vickie Ramirez’s Stand-off at Hwy #37, directed by Ryan Victor Pierce (7 PM in South Studio; RSVP here).
The November 6 event will feature a reading of Madeline Sayet’s solo performance piece Where We Belong, directed by Mei Ann Teo, and an excerpt of Return to Blueprint, written by Tokala Two Elk as told to Dawn Jones, and directed by JJ Lind (7 PM in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons; RSVP here).
The Thanksgiving Play, in which American history, privilege-checking, self-importance, and political correctness collide, began previews October 12. The production is directed by Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel and marks FastHorse's first full production in New York.