SLAVE PLAY

The old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation — in the breeze, in the cotton fields...and in the crack of the whip. It’s an antebellum fever-dream, where fear and desire entwine in the looming shadow of the Master’s House.*


*synopsis by Amauta Marston-Firmino
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SLAVE PLAY

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  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    13 Dec. 2018
    Brilliant! This play does what I believe all great theatre should do - use the medium of theatre to challenge us to stretch ourselves in terms of understanding what is human. What does it mean to live in a colonial - colonized - society? With the social stratification that makes some of us tops and others bottoms, how does that play out on a personal scale? What does our trauma make us desire? How I love this play!
  • Annalise Cain:
    30 Jul. 2018
    This play rocked my world: easily one of the best plays I've read in years. It is hilarious, terrifying, heart-warming and disturbing all in one. I'm so excited to see this playing at theaters all over the country!

Development History

  • Reading
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    New York Theatre Workshop
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    2018
  • Reading
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    Playwright's Horizons
    ,
    2017

Production History

  • Professional
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    New York Theatre Workshop
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
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    Yale School of Drama
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    2017