Name: Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater
Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: November 16, 2023
Opening date: December 5, 2023
Closing date: December 23, 2023
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
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.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
Mary Kathryn Nagle Playwright
Paul James Prendergast Composer
Laurie Woolery Director
Ty Defoe Movement
Kelsey Rainwater Fight Director
Kelsey Rainwater Intimacy Director
Marcelo Martínez García Set Designer
Lux Haac Costume Designer
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew Lighting Designer
Paul James Prendergast Sound Designer
Amanda Nita Luke-Sayed Production Stage Manager
Janelle Caso Stage Manager
Rachel Kenner Prop Master
Joe Baker1 Consultant

1Cultural Consultant.

Actor Role
Rainbow Dickerson Toosh-ki-pa-kwis-i / Debra
Elizabeth Frances Le-le-wa’-you / Jane
David Kelly Jonas Michaelius / Michael
Jeffrey King Peter Minuit / Dick
Enrico Nassi Se-ket-tu-may-qua / Luke
Joe Tapper Jakob / Joe
Sheila Tousey Mother / Bobbie
Jessica Ranville N/A UNDERSTUDY
Award Person / Company Function
1 WON 2024 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design Lux Haac Costume Designer
2 NOMINATED 2024 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play Sheila Tousey Actor