Larissa FastHorse's The Thanksgiving Play is a 2015 satirical comedy developed in a linear way with interspersed informative moments in the performance to give the audience background knowledge on important events concerning Native Americans. In 2017, The Thanksgiving Play was selected by the Kilroys, an annual list of underproduced plays by women. In 2018, it was produced off-Broadway.
Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, in September 2020.
“Ode to Joy” opening recorder quartet performed by Ulung Tanoto on his YouTube channel Si Ulung.
Lead funding for The Thanksgiving Play is generously provided by Barbara Timmer and Catherine Glynn Benkaim, Mike and Beth Kasser, The John Logan Foundation/Desert Wolf Productions, Jamie Wolf.
The Thanksgiving Play was commissioned and originally produced by Artists Repertory Theatre, Damaso Rodriguez, Artistic Director; Sarah Horton, Managing Director, Portland, Oregon. Playwrights Horizons, Inc., New York City, produced the World Premiere of The Thanksgiving Play in 2018.
© 2019 by Larissa FastHorse. ℗ 2020 L.A. Theatre Works. All rights reserved.
Directed by Rosalind Ayres
Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg
Ellis Greer as Alicia
Josh Stamberg as Jaxton
Mark Jude Sullivan as Caden
Liza Weil as Logan
Producer: Anna Lyse Erikson
Recording Engineers: Neil Wogenson and Mark Holden
Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin
Foley Artist: Jeff Gardner
Mixed by Charles Carroll for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood