Mixing reality and dream, the radical and the mystic, Slaughter City is a searing drama about life in the meat-packing industry. Kentucky poet Naomi Wallace has written a passionate protest against labor exploitation. She also takes on issues of race, gender, and the interaction of past and present. Slaughter City is full of poetry, humor, unusual characters and surprising turns of plot.
Ron Daniels directed the world premiere of Slaughter City for the Royal Shakespeare Company, opening with a British cast on January 17, 1996 at The Pit in London.