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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)

WHAT PEOPLE
ARE SAYING

Is Broadway Ready for ‘Slave Play’?

Risky? For sure. Triggering? Possibly. A must-see? Audiences are about to decide.

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Black Coffee Highlight: Why People Are Buzzing About ‘Slave Play’

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris discusses his experimental theater piece ‘Slave Play.’

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A Playwright Who Won’t Let Anyone Off the Hook

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.

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The subversive ‘Slave Play’ peels back the veneer of racial innocence in Northern whites

This essay is riddled with spoilers. The play is lit, though. So we’re not ruining it.

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‘Slave Play’: Racism Doesn’t Have a Safe Word

Jeremy O. Harris talks about the sexual politics of white supremacy and about how he finds humor in horror (and vice versa).

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