Slave Play

Name: New York Theatre Workshop
Address: 79 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Details
First performance date: November 19, 2018
Opening date: December 9, 2018
Closing date: January 13, 2019
Links: Official Website

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Production Description
The old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation—in the breeze, in the cotton fields...and in the crack of the whip. It’s an antebellum fever-dream, where fear and desire entwine in the looming shadow of the Master’s House. Jim trembles as Kaneisha handles melons in the cottage, Alana perspires in time with the plucking of Phillip’s fiddle in the boudoir, while Dustin cowers at the heel of Gary’s big, black boot in the barn. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
New York Theatre Workshop Producer
Jeremy O'Harris Playwright
Robert O'Hara Director
Christina Franklin Assistant Director
Byron Easley Movement
Claire Warden Fight Director
Teniece Divya Johnson Assistant Fight Director
Clint Ramos Set Designer
Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
Jiyoun (Jiji) Chang Lighting Designer
Fan Zhang Sound Designer
Cookie Jordan Hair and Wig Designer
Noah Mease Props Designer
Darren Diggle1 Associate Scenic Designer
Kara Branch Assistant Costume Designer
Carolina Ortiz Herrera Assistant Lighting Designer
Adam Thomas Smith Assistant Sound Designer
Jhanaë K-C Bonnick Stage Manager
Bryan Bauer Assistant Stage Manager
John Anselmo Jr. Lighting Supervisor
Mark Van Hare Sound Supervisor
Missy Mickens Wardrobe
Amauta Marston-Firmino Dramaturg
Gigi Buffington Dialect Coach
Dawn-Elin Fraser Dialect Coach

1Credited as Diggle.

Actor Role
Ato Blankson-Wood Gary
James Cusati-Moyer Dustin
Sullivan Jones Phillip
Irene Sofia Lucio Patricia
Annie McNamara Alana
Paul Alexander Nolan Jim
Teyonah Parris Kaneisha
Chalia La Tour Teá
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2019 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play New York Theatre Workshop Producer
      Jeremy O'Harris Playwright
2 NOMINATED 2019 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Ato Blankson-Wood Actor
3 NOMINATED 2019 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play Jiyoun (Jiji) Chang Lighting Designer
4 WON 2019 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Fight Choreography Claire Warden Fight Director