WE'RE BACK, OCTOBER!

What’s really good, October? It’s been so long. We missed you! I hope the summer has treated you well and are ready for the fall because RE: is back again to deliver the goods for Season II. Our first guest for the new season is Native American playwright, Larissa FastHorse. She talked about her new play going up at Playwrights Horizons and what it means to be a Native artist in America (among a lot more). Check it out!

Anyway, below are our picks for this month:

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INTRACTABLE WOMAN @ 122CC until Oct. 14

A theatrical docu-drama about Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya who was assassinated by her government in 2006. Embodied by three actors, Intractable Woman takes you on a journey through her harrowing life to explore her legacy of seeking the truth at any cost.

Cast:

Nadine Malouf
Nicole Shalhoub
Stacey Yen

Produced by Play Co.
Written by Stefano Massini
Translated by Paula Wing
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Set Design - Marsha Ginsberg
Costume Design - Junghyun Georgia Lee
Lighting Design - Masha Tsimring
Sound Design - Stowe Nelson
Production Stage Manager - Laura Smith
Production Manager - Matt Cecchini

 
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RATED BLACK: AN AMERICAN REQUIEM
@ Fourth Street Theatre until Oct. 13

What does it mean to prepare for your own death as a black man in America? Kareem M. Lucas’ Rated Black mourns, celebrates, sings, and preaches—in beautiful poetry—the journey to this answer. A moving portrait of an artist as a young man.

Cast:

Kareem M. Lucas
Te’La Curtis
Dan Gray
Jon-Michael Reese
Anthony Seals

Produced by Next Door at NYTW
Written by Kareem M. Lucas
Directed by LA Williams
Original Music & Arrangements - Avi A. Amon 
Lighting Design - Christina Watanabe


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THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
@ Playwrights Horizons until Nov. 25

Four white teaching artists attempt to put on the most politically correct Thanksgiving Play by celebrating both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. See what happens when “wokeness” goes wrong.

Cast:

Jennifer Bareilles — Logan
Jeffrey Bean — Caden
Greg Keller — Jaxton
Margo Seibert — Alicia

Produced by Playwrights Horizons
Written by Larissa FastHorse
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Scenic Design - Wilson Chin
Costume Design - Tilly Grimes
Lighting Design - Isabella Byrd
Sound Design - Mikaal Sulaiman
Production Stage Manager - Katie Ailinger
Assistant Stage Manager - Jenny Kennedy