We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Larissa FastHorse to Berkeley for a reading of THE THANKSGIVING PLAY on Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 4PM in Durham Studio Theater.
In this new comedy, FastHorse explores the politics of history and theatre-making. The Thanksgiving Play lampoons four white people trying to make a play about, well, Thanksgiving — and in the process serves up a rich and surprising mix of pathos and critique.
Larissa FastHorse’s produced plays include Average Family,Teaching Disco Squaredancing to Our Elders: a Class Presentation, and Cherokee Family Reunion. She has written commissions for Cornerstone Theatre Company, Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, AlterTheater, Kennedy Center TYA, Native Voices at the Autry and Mountainside Theatre. She developed plays with Arizona Theater Company, the Center Theatre Group Writer’s Workshop and Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor. Larissa was awarded the NEA Distinguished New Play Development Grant, AATE Distinguished Play Award, Inge Residency, Sundance/Ford Foundation Fellowship, Aurand Harris Fellowship, and numerous Ford and NEA Grants. She is a current member of the Playwright’s Union and Theatre Communications Group board of directors and an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Lakota Nation.
The Thanksgiving Play will be guest-directed by Paige Johnson, and will feature the students of the New Play Practicum.