Larissa FastHorse | The Thanksgiving Play
The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota) is a satirical comedy about four mismatched artists attempting to devise an ethnically sensitive play for the local schools to celebrate both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. In order to be as respectful and accurate as possible, the three white actors defer to the only Native American in the room for guidance – a woman whose outlook on history and cultural respect is wildly different from their own. In this wickedly funny satire, this mismatched foursome must find their way through a hilarious thicket of absurd assumptions, historical perspective and school district policy as the pageant must go on!
The Thanksgiving Play received its world premiere production on April 7, 2018 on the Morrison Stage at Artists Rep.
WATCH video interview with Larissa HERE.
Larissa also received original development support for The Thanksgiving Play through the Joe Dowling Annaghmakerrig Fellowship from the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis.