The Thanksgiving Play

November 19-22, 2020
by Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota Nation)
directed by Talya Kingston

In this fast-paced satire by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota Nation), good intentions collide with absurd assumptions, as a troupe of white Liberal teaching artists scramble to devise a grade school theatre performance that somehow manages to celebrate Turkey Day, while also honoring Native American Heritage Month.

WAM Theatre is honored to be connected with The Mohican Tribe (traditional stewards of the land on which we reside) who will be providing an introduction and cultural context to the play.

As part of WAM’s ongoing anti-racism and reparations work and using our art as our activism, we will be making a donation to the Mohican tribe. We encourage you to join us by donating to the Mohican Tribe HERE

Performance Site

On our THANKSGIVING PLAY performance site you’ll find:

The playbill

A chance to hear from the creative team

A link to the Mohican Tribe’s website

A list of action steps you can take to make change today.

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  • “Laughter gives us energy. Laughter gives us more time. It actually adds time to your life, so I’m giving you information AND I’m giving you more time to change the world.”

    Larissa FastHorsePlaywright

What they're saying about The Thanksgiving Play:

  • “The familiar, whitewashed story of Pilgrims and Native Americans chowing down together gets a delicious roasting from expert farceurs.”

    The New York Times
  • “Very, very funny. Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play skewers liberal pretensions with glee - this clever satire is something for which we will be truly thankful.”

    The Hollywood Reporter

Watch Larissa FastHorse in this 2012 “I am Theatre” segment: