Larissa FastHorse is an award winning playwright, director, and choreographer. She was awarded the NEA Distinguished New Play Development Grant, Joe Dowling Annamaghkerrig Fellowship, AATE Distinguished Play Award, Inge Residency, Sundance/Ford Foundation Fellowship, Aurand Harris Fellowship, and numerous Ford and NEA Grants. Larissa's produced plays include Urban Rez, Landless, Average Family, Teaching Disco Squaredancing to Our Elders: a Class Presentation, and Cherokee Family Reunion. She has written commissions for Cornerstone Theatre Company, Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, AlterTheater, Kennedy Center TYA, Native Voices at the Autry, Artist’s Rep and Mountainside Theatre. She developed plays with Kansas City Rep, Artist’s Rep in Portland, Arizona Theater Company, the Center Theatre Group Writer’s Workshop and Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor.
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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.
Larissa Fasthorse's satire about white people trying to devise a politically correct play serving both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month will have readings at Playwright's Horizons, The Lark, and Skylight Theatre; then the first production next Spring at Repertory Theater Portland.