Slave Play, by Jeremy O. Harris, arrived on the New York theater scene and immediately shook it to its core with its razor-sharp wit, staggering provocations, and daring theatricality. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Robert O’Hara, Slave Play sold out its 2018 run at the New York Theatre Workshop, and extended into 2019 to meet exceptional and unprecedented demand.
As described by The New York Times, Slave Play is “Furiously entertaining. A willfully provocative, gaudily transgressive and altogether staggering new play.” Already the most talked about smash hit of the year, the award-winning Slave Play has provoked fierce debate, ripping apart history to shed new light on the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality in 21st century America.
Prior to its transfer to Broadway, Slave Play became the recipient of 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.
Slave Play began its 17-week limited Broadway run on September 10, 2019.