The acclaimed play called “Slave Play” where a black woman plays a slave and “romantically” performs “Sex acts” for her “Master” in a way that romanticizes slavery, is headed to Broadway.
The off-Broadway production apparently landed on the critics “best-of lists” last December, now the Sexual Fetish “Comedy” has become a hit.
When the production first started last year it left many black people in a fit of rage, but it seems the production is set to continue and become even bigger than before as it hits Broadway stages.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories production company will be among one of the producers of the play.
The play is directed by Robert O’Hara seen below:
Jeremy O. Harris, seen below, is the creator of the play:
The play will begin previews of a 17-week engagement on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Golden Theatre, with an opening night set for Sunday, Oct. 6, casting has yet to be announced.
It’s reported that the black woman performs sexual acts as well as “Twerks” for her master in the play.
The New York Times writes:
“Slave Play” is intentionally outrageous, set in a group therapy workshop testing an imaginary technique called “antebellum sexual performance therapy,” in which the couples use explicit sexual role play, set on a plantation but punctured by pop songs, to work through their issues.
The Guardian, Hubert Adjei-Kontoh wrote
“the play may simply give white people yet another platform to gaze on black bodies exposed to physical and sexual violence while simultaneously patting themselves on the back for ‘surviving’ the experience.”
The creator of the play, Harris said in an interview:
“I’m very excited, mainly because when I was growing up, all the plays I revered were by writers who had worked on Broadway. The play is about entanglement, and about the wound inside of America that has gone unhealed for too long,”
“The scenarios are, in fact, therxpeutic workshops for modern-day interracial couples.”