Larissa FastHorse
Affiliated Writer
Santa Monica, CA
A 2020 MacArthur Fellow, award winning writer/choreographer, and co-founder of Indigenous Direction

Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota Nation) is a 2020 MacArthur Fellow, award winning writer/choreographer, and co-funder of Indigenous Direction, the nation's leading consulting company for Indigenous arts and audiences. Larissa will be represented across the country in the 2023-2024 season with a revised book of the beloved Jerome Robbins Broadway musical, Peter Pan. She made her Broadway debut in the 2022-2023 season with her satirical comedy, The Thanksgiving Play making her the first know female, Native playwright to be produced on Broadway (second only to the great Lynne Riggs in the 1930s). The Thanksgiving Play has been one of the top ten most produced plays in America for the last two seasons. She is the first Native American playwright in the history of American theater on that list. Larissa is also one of the top twenty most produced playwrights of last season. Additional produced plays include For The PeopleThe Democracy ProjectWhat Would Crazy Horse Do?Landless and Cow Pie BingoAverage Family, Teaching Disco Squaredancing to Our Elders: a Class PresentationVanishing Point, and Cherokee Family Reunion. In the Fall of 2023, Larissa is a professor of practice (literature) at Arizona State University's Department of English.


Agent Information

Jonathan Mills, Paradigm NY (212) 897-6400




Larissa Fasthorse's THANKSGIVING PLAY (which was developed at the Playwrights' Center) is headed to Broadway next season.  More here.


The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse (Developed at PWC) to be featured in Broadway’s Best Plays “Spotlight on Plays” Series. Full Announcement here.

Larissa FastHorse, 49: playwright in Santa Monica, California

Each fellow will receive a "no strings attached" stipend of $625,000, paid out in equal quarterly installments over five years.

Larissa Fasthorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY announced as part of The Guthrie's 2020-21 season. 

Larissa FastHorse's The Thanksgiving Play will be featured in Shelterhouse Theatre's 2018-19 season. It runs from March 23rd-April 21st, 2019.