Larissa Fasthorse’s Landless is the second production the WWSF Meetup Group has enjoyed at AlterTheater, this time in San Francisco at the second part of the show’s run at the ACT Costume Shop (our previous AlterTheater Meetup was last winter to see Marisela Treviño Orta’s The River Bride.)
Landless charts an unexpected romance between a woman, a boy, a shop, and a small town, which goes off the rails when a Native American tribe receives federal recognition. This is Kilroys List playwright Larissa FastHorse’s first Bay Area production, and AlterTheater Artistic Director Jeanette Harrison calls her “the best – most underrated contemporary playwright I’ve ever worked with.” SF Chronicle critic Robert Hurwitt agrees: “There are moments of considerable beauty in ‘Landless’…FastHorse emerges as a writer worth keeping an eye on for the future.”
Women artists working on the production include co-directors Ann Brebner and Jeanette Harrison (the same team that directed The River Bride); Equity actors Emilie Talbot and Patricia Silver; Duca Knezevic (Dramaturgy); Madeleine Oldham (Sound Design); Jan Kaprowski (Costume Design); Wiljago Cook (Graphic Design); Chiyako Nelson (Production Intern/Props Assistant); and Laura Millar (Box Office).
If you saw the production with WWSF or on your own, please leave a comment sharing your perspective!