The Tony Award nominated play will return to the stage at the August Wilson Theatre from the 23rd November.
Directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara, Slave Play will run at the August Wilson Theatre in New York for a strictly limited eight week run, playing until the 23rd January 2022.
The play, which originally opened at the John Golden Theatre in October 2019, was recently nominated for twelve Tony Awards – the most of any play nominated in the awards history but ultimately not winning any.
It has also been announced that Ato Blankson-Wood, Chalia La Tour, and Annie McNamara—each Tony-nominated for their performances in the original Broadway run—will return, along with their former co-stars Irene Sofia Lucio and Paul Alexander Nolan. Antoinette Crowe-Legacy joins the production as Kaneisha, a part she originated during the show’s early stages while Jeremy O. Harris was a student at Yale School of Drama. Further casting will be announced soon.
Slave Play was 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. It was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle’s John Gassner Playwrighting Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play.
The creative team behind the production includes: Clint Ramos (scenic design), two-time Tony Award nominee Dede Ayite (costume design), Tony Award nominee Jiyoun Chang (lighting design), two-time Tony Award nominee Lindsay Jones (sound design and original music), Amauta Marston-Firmino (dramaturg), Byron Easley (movement), Drama Desk Award winner Claire Warden and Teniece Divya Johnson, (intimacy and fight directors), Doug Nevin (production counsel), and Taylor Williams (casting director).
Slave Play will run at the August Wilson Theatre from the 23rd November until the 23rd January 2022.