It stunned audiences with a sold-out run at New York Theatre Workshop. Now, Slave Play is coming to Broadway. Written by Jeremy O. Harris, “one of the most promising playwrights of his generation” (Vogue), this “dazzling mix of satire and psychodrama” (The New York Times) is directed by two-time NAACP and Obie Award® winner Robert O’Hara. At the MacGregor Plantation, nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems. It’s an antebellum fever-dream as three interracial couples converge to rip open history at the intersection of race, love, sex, and sexuality in 21st-century America. Don’t miss this “furiously entertaining…altogether staggering new play.” (The New York Times)
Risky? For sure. Triggering? Possibly. A must-see? Audiences are about to decide.
Playwright Jeremy O. Harris discusses his experimental theater piece ‘Slave Play.’
He’s got two incendiary plays opening in New York. He’s been dressed by Gucci and Thom Browne. But Jeremy O. Harris still has to finish graduate school.
This essay is riddled with spoilers. The play is lit, though. So we’re not ruining it.