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Token Theatre Friends: Roasting T-Day With Larissa FastHorse and Margo Seibert

The two artists discuss performative wokeness in ‘The Thanksgiving Play’ at Playwrights Horizons. Plus the Friends review Michael Urie’s performance in ‘Torch Song’ on Broadway.

Twice a month on the Token Theatre Friends video series and podcast, theatre critics (and theatre besties) Jose Solís and Diep Tran bring a POC perspective to the performing arts.

On this episode, the Friends are joined by playwright Larissa FastHorse and actor Margo Seibert of The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons through December 12). The comedy centers on “performative wokeness,” as four white teaching artists plan a Thanksgiving pageant with no Native Americans in the room. FastHorse talks about being the first Native American in every theatre she’s worked at, while performer Seibert shares some insight about her new album 77th Street

In fact this week we’re giving away two copies of Margo’s album. To enter our giveaway all you need to do is go on Twitter and tell us (@TokenTFriends) your favorite song Margo has sung in her career.

The interview is below.

On the podcast, the Friends review three shows at three different price points:

Inside the Wild Heart: Inspired by the works of Clarice Lispector, this immersive show transforms her sensuous prose into a unique, tactile experience. (Through Nov. 18 at Group.BR, $35 – $60)

Lewiston/Clarkston: Samuel D. Hunter’s epic diptych follows two descendants of Lewis and Clark as they cope with living in modern America, where there are no more frontiers. (Through Dec. 16 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, $76-$108)

Torch Song: In the first Broadway revival of Harvey Fierstein’s seminal queer play, Michael Urie plays a drag queen/torch singer who is unlucky in love. (Open run at the Helen Hayes Theater, $49 – $159)

The podcast contains both the show reviews and the interview, and can be listened to here.

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