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Joaquina Kalukango and Paul Alexander Nolan in Slave Play. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

First Look: Slave Play

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.

The Old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation — in the breeze, in the cotton fields…and in the crack of the whip. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems. Slave Play rips apart history to shed new light on the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality in 21st-century America.


The full cast of <i>Slave Play</i>. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
The full cast of Slave Play. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Joaquina Kalukango and Paul Alexander Nolan in Slave Play. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Joaquina Kalukango and Paul Alexander Nolan in Slave Play. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
The full cast of <i>Slave Play</i>. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
The full cast of Slave Play. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Annie McNamara and Sullivan Jones in <i>Slave Play</i>. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Annie McNamara and Sullivan Jones in Slave Play. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
James Cusati-Moyer and Ato Blankson-Wood in <i>Slave Play</i>. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
James Cusati-Moyer and Ato Blankson-Wood in Slave Play. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

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