Theater
Jan 25, 2022

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE WEST COAST PREMIERE OF JEREMY O. HARRIS’ LANDMARK “SLAVE PLAY”

The critically acclaimed play ‘Slave Play’ is coming to the Mark Taper Forum direct from Broadway February 9 through March 13, 2022.

Image Credit: Joaquina Kalukango and Paul Alexander Nolan in “Slave Play.” Credit…Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Two-time NAACP and Obie Award winner and the recipient of Center Theatre Group’s inaugural Sherwood Award, Robert O’Hara returns to direct ‘Slave Play,’ which earned a record 12 Tony nominations, the most for any play in the history of those awards. The original creative team from the Broadway engagement will bring the acclaimed new work to Los Angeles direct from Broadway for its first production outside of New York. 

The cast of ‘Slave Play,’ the most Tony Award-nominated play in history, features Broadway company members, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Jonathan Higginbotham, Devin Kawaoka, Chalia La Tour, Irene Sofia Lucio*, Paul Alexander Nolan, Jakeem Dante Powell and Elizabeth Stahlmann. Understudies include Jordan Lis Cooper, Rashaad Hall, Kineta Kunutu, James Patrick Nelson and Galen J. Williams.  Williams was also involved in the Broadway production.

‘Slave Play’ received 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. The play was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle’s John Gassner Playwriting Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play.

Tickets for ‘Slave Play’ are currently on sale for production at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre and start at $30. They are available through CenterTheatreGroup.org, Audience Services at (213) 972-4400 or in person at the Center Theatre Group Box Office (at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012).