Manahatta (Off-Broadway, Public Theater/Anspacher Theater, 2023) | Playbill




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.

Directed by Laurie Woolery
Scenic Design by Marcelo Martinez García
Costume Design by Lux Haac
Lighting Design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Sound Design and Composition by Paul James Pendergast

Cast Includes Rainbow Dickerson, Elizabeth Frances, David Kelly, Jeffrey King, Enrico Nassi, Jessica Ranville, Joe Tapper, Sheila Tousey, Rex Young


Drama Desk Award
2024 Outstanding Featured Performer in a Play Nominee
2024 Outstanding Costume Design of a Play Nominee
Lucille Lortel Award
2024 Outstanding Costume Design Winner
Outer Critics Circle
2024 John Gassner Award Nominee

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