The play, written by Mary Kathryn Nagle and directed by Laurie Woolery, makes its New York premiere at The Public Theater for a month beginning in November.
A gripping journey from the fur trade of the 1600s to the stock trade of today, Mary Kathryn Nagle's MANAHATTA tells the story of Jane Snake, a brilliant young Native American woman with a Stanford MBA. Jane reconnects with her ancestral Lenape homeland, known as Manahatta, when she moves from Oklahoma to New York for a banking job just before the 2008 financial meltdown. Jane’s struggle to reconcile her new life with the expectations and traditions of her family and Nation are powerfully interwoven with the heartbreaking history of the Delaware Nation's expulsion from their land. Both old and new Manahatta converge in a lesson about the dangers of living in a society where there’s no such thing as enough.
A stunning play about self-discovery, MANAHATTA was written as part of The Public’s prestigious Emerging Writers Group. Obie Award winner and The Public’s Director of Public Works, Laurie Woolery, directs.
Approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes (incl. one intermission).
November 16th, 2023
December 17th, 2023
Cast and creative
By: Mary Kathryn Nagle
Director: Laurie Woolery
Producer: The Public Theater