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Larissa
FastHorse

Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota) is an award-winning writer. Larissa’s produced plays include The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons); What Would Crazy Horse Do? (Kansas City Repertory Theatre); Urban Rez / Native Nation / Lakota Project Trilogy in collaboration with Michel John Garcés (Cornerstone Theater Company, ASU Gammage); Landless and Cow Pie Bingo (AlterTheater); Average Family (Children’s Theater Company of Minneapolis); Teaching Disco Squaredancing to Our Elders: A Class Presentation (Native Voices at the Autry); Vanishing Point (Eagle Project); Cherokee Family Reunion (Mountainside Theater). Larissa has recently returned to film and television writing. She is currently writing a movie for Disney Channel and co-creating a new series with Courtney Hoffman for Freeform as well as developing several scripts. Larissa’s awards include the PEN/Laura Pels Theater Award for an American Playwright, NEA Distinguished New Play Development Grant, Joe Dowling Annamaghkerrig Fellowship, AATE Distinguished Play Award, Inge Residency, Sundance/Ford Foundation Fellowship, Aurand Harris Fellowship, the UCLA Native American Program Woman of the Year, and numerous Creative Capital, MAP Fund, Ford, Mellon, and NEA Grants. Larissa is the vice chair of the board of directors of Theater Communications Group and represented by Jonathan Mills at Paradigm Talent Agency. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband, the sculptor Edd Hogan.

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