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Slave Play

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Closed January 19, 2020

One of the best and most provocative new works to show up on Broadway in years.

The New York Times

Why See Slave Play?

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A critically acclaimed Broadway Premiere!

Fears, dreams, and desires intertwine in this explosive new play by Jeremy O. Harris, now transferring to Broadway after a critically acclaimed run at the New York Theatre Workshop last year. Following the lives of six people staying on the MacGregor Plantation, Slave Play holds up a magnifying glass to history and in turn explores race, gender, and sexuality in 21st Century America.

Robert O'Hara returns to direct the transfer and will mark both his and O. Harris' Broadway debuts. Written whilst O. Harris was in his first semester at the Yale School of Drama's graduate playwriting program, Slave Play is already the recipient of many an accolade including; the Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, The Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences, and the 2018 Paula Vogel Award. 

This scintillating Broadway debut is sure to be the most talked about production of the season. Don't miss your chance to see it in its limited 17 week run at the John Golden Theater. 

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Previews from: 10 September 2019

Opening night: 6 October 2019



Run time

2 hours with no intermission

Cast and Creative


Atko Blankson-Wood as Gary
James Cusati-Moyer as Dustin
Sullivan Jones as Phillip
Chalia La Tour as Tea
Irene Sofia Lucio as Patricia
Annie McNamara as Alana
Paul Alexander Nolan as Jim
Joaquina Kalukango as Kaneisha


Written by Jeremy O. Harris
Directed by Robert O'Hara
Set Design by Clint Ramos
Costume design by Dede Ayite
Lighting Design by Jiyoun Chang
Sound Design by Lindsay Jones

What we thought

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Harris has taken this audience for a wild one-night stand, he has raised a voice from the past and given permission to the all in the present, suggesting our healing is in our passion, our pain, our pleasure, and our power.

This play is craving your attention and if you step into the dungeon, Harris has you handcuffed to the bedpost, tickling and teasing with his language as much as he whips and chokes with its themes.

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Nicola Quinn

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