|Vineyard Exclusive Presale: Is This A Room and DANA H.|
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|Vineyard Theatre Announces
for the Broadway Engagements of
Is This A Room
Access to the best seats at the best prices
begins Monday, August 16, 2021 at 1:00pm
Single discounted tickets to the best seats
and first access to all sections
will be available through the Vineyard website
and redirected to Telecharge with Vineyard Theatre code
(August 16, 2021 – New York, NY) Vineyard Theatre members will have exclusive access to the Broadway engagements of Is This A Room and Dana H. beginning Monday, August 16 at 1:00 pm ET through Friday, August 20. Previews for Is This A Room begin September 24, 2021, with an opening night scheduled for October 11, 2021. Previews for Dana H. begin October 1, 2021, with an opening night scheduled for October 17, 2021. The two productions will play alternating performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street, New York, NY) for a 17-week engagement through January 16, 2022.
Memberships include access to the best seats at the best prices to Is This A Room and Dana H. and to these premiere productions at Vineyard Theatre in Union Square: sandblasted by Charly Evon Simpson and Sandra by David Cale, plus mini-commission works and Lessons in Survival Part 2 (live, in person). Memberships to Vineyard Theatre start at $75 and are on sale now at vineyardtheatre.org. Members may book tickets to their choice of the two Broadway productions as part of their Vineyard membership online, or by calling the Vineyard Theatre box office at (212) 353-0303.
Also starting on Monday, August 16 at 1:00 pm, and continuing through August 30, specially-priced tickets to the best seats and first access to all seats for Is This A Room and Dana H. will go on sale to the public as part of an exclusive Vineyard Theatre presale. The Vineyard’s exclusive discount offers over $50 off regularly priced tickets, for a limited time at presale prices of $85-$95 (regularly $139-$149). This is the lowest discount that will be offered for center and side orchestra and front and side mezzanine seats during the run. The presale discount will only be available August 16-30 and will be valid for any performance of either show. Public may access Vineyard Theatre discount code through the Vineyard website at vineyardtheatre.org. Tickets may be purchased with the code at Telecharge.com, or by calling 212-239-6200 or 800-447-7400.
As previously announced, the Vineyard Theatre production of Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Tina Satter, and the Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group and Vineyard Theatre production of Dana H., by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters, will come to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street, New York, NY). The two plays were presented in succession as part of Vineyard Theatre’s 2019-2020 season and will be presented on Broadway in a rotating schedule. Is This A Room & Dana H. will be produced on Broadway by Dori Berinstein, Sally Horchow and Matt Ross.
Is This A Room is the astonishingly true story of Reality Winner, the 25-year-old former Air Force linguist who was surprised at her home by the FBI on June 3, 2017. The play’s text is taken from the FBI transcript of her interrogation – and from these pages, Tina Satter has wrought an extraordinary human drama between Reality (Emily Davis) and the agents who question her. In this theatrical thriller, Reality’s life is upended before our eyes, and we’re left questioning American values and the very nature of the truth.
Emily Davis will make her Broadway debut, reprising her award-winning role of Reality Winner, in a performance that Time Out New York described as one “of heart-wrenching rawness and lucidity.”
Additional casting and the full design team for Is This A Room will be announced shortly.
Dana H. tells the harrowing true story of a woman held captive in a series of Florida motels for five months. Told in Dana's own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, playwright Lucas Hnath, this groundbreaking work shatters the boundaries of the art form and challenges our understanding of good and evil.
Deirdre O’Connell will return to Broadway in Dana H., reprising her Obie Award-winning performance that was hailed as “astounding” (The Wrap), “astonishing” (Time Out New York) and “truly mesmerizing” (The Daily Beast).
Dana H. is by Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath (A Doll's House, Part 2; The Christians), adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham, conducted by Steve Cosson, and directed by Les Waters (In the Next Room, or the vibrator play). The full design team for Dana H. will be announced shortly.
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More about Is This A Room:
Conceived as a play and directed by award-winning artist Tina Satter, Is This A Room premiered as a Half Straddle production at The Kitchen in New York City for a limited sold-out run in January 2019. It had its Off-Broadway premiere at Vineyard Theatre in October 2019, followed by a second acclaimed, sold-out Vineyard run, extended by popular demand.
The 2019 Off-Broadway production of Is This A Room was the recipient of two Obie citations, for Conception and Direction (Tina Satter) and Performance (Emily Davis). It won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, and Emily Davis was the recipient of the Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. It was nominated for three additional Lortel Awards, including Outstanding Play, Outstanding Director and Outstanding Sound Design; an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Sound Design; and four Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Sound Design, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Actress in a Play and Outstanding Puppet Design.
“BEST OF 2019.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, TIME OUT NEW YORK, ARTFORUM
Critic’s Pick! “Is This A Room is remarkable! An extraordinary theatre work. A sharp, blindingly polished slice of theater vérité. Davis delivers one of the most trenchantly observed performances of the year.”
– Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“FOUR STARS. Emily Davis gives a performance of heart-wrenching rawness and lucidity.”
– Adam Feldman, TIME OUT NEW YORK
“I insist you see Is This A Room. One of my favorite pieces of performance ever. Emily Davis is electrifying.”
– Helen Shaw, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“Surreal and poignant. Emily Davis is heart-breaking.”
– Elisabeth Vincentelli, THE NEW YORKER
“A remarkable new play…an agonizingly suspenseful, often mordantly funny
– Rob Weinert-Kendt, AMERICA MAGAZINE
More about Dana H.:
The World Premiere of Dana H. was produced in 2019 by Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, California (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Meghan Pressman, Managing Director/CEO; Douglas C. Baker, Producing Director) and Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois (Robert Falls, Artistic Director; Roche Shulfer, Executive Director). Dana H. was first presented in New York in 2020 by Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director; Sarah Stern, Artistic Director; Suzanne Appel, Managing Director). Dana H. was originally commissioned and developed by The Civilians (New York, NY) and Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Illinois).
The 2020 Off-Broadway production of Dana H. was the recipient of three Obie citations, including the Obie Award for Performance (Deirdre O’Connell), Sustained Excellence in Direction (Les Waters) and Sound Design (Mikhail Fiksel). It was the winner of the Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and Outstanding Sound Design, as well as the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Unique Theatrical Experience. It was nominated for a Lortel Award for Outstanding Director; the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Sound Design; the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Sound Design and Outstanding Solo Performance; and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for Deirdre O’Connell and Outstanding Production of a Play.
“BEST OF 2020.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Dana H. is the real thing. Waters, Hnath and O’Connell have made something intensely theatrical that reaches devastating emotional heights.”
– Helen Shaw, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“Brilliant! One of the richest, most complete works of theater to come along in many seasons. By its end, you realize that its singular power could be achieved only in real time, on a stage, with a live audience as its witness.”
– Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Dana H. is one of, if not the, must-see piece of theater in New York right now. You will regret missing it.”
– Casey Mink, BACKSTAGE
"The power of Hnath’s play is the dark alternate reality it creates. There’s not a word, not even a giggle or a sigh, that’s out of place in Deirdre O’Connell’s astounding performance.”
– Robert Hofler, THE WRAP
"A stunning play. Go see Dana H. for Deirdre O’Connell’s singular, truly mesmerizing performance.”
– Tim Teeman, THE DAILY BEAST
"FOUR STARS. O'Connell is simply astonishing."
– Adam Feldman, TIME OUT NEW YORK
MORE ABOUT The Vineyard Theatre’s 2021-2022 Season:
In the winter of 2022, The Vineyard returns to its home in Union Square with the world premiere of Charly Evon Simpson’s sandblasted, directed by Summer L. Williams who is making her New York directorial debut. sandblasted is a co-production with WP Theater, the first in a two-show collaboration between the companies.
Obie Award-winning playwright David Cale returns to Vineyard Theatre in the spring of 2022 with the world premiere of Sandra, directed by Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman. This one-woman thriller reunites the Harry Clarke playwright and director featuring an original piano score by Matthew Dean Marsh.
The Vineyard season will also include part two of the critically acclaimed Lessons In Survival, in front of a live audience, created with and performed by The Commissary and directed by Tyler Thomas; and commissioned works from Vineyard favorites Ngozi Anyanwu, Kirsten Childs, Jared Mezzocchi, Polly Pen, and Madeline Sayet.
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About Vineyard Theatre
Vineyard Theatre is an Off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to nurturing the voices of daring artists and developing and producing work that pushes the boundaries of what theatre can be and do. One of the country’s preeminent centers for the creation of new plays and musicals, our work seeks to challenge and inspire all of us to see ourselves and our world from different perspectives.
The Vineyard’s productions of Tina Satter’s Is This A Room, named “Best Theater of 2019” by The New York Times and New York Magazine and winner of the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience; and Lucas Hnath’s Dana H., chosen as The New York Times “Best Theatre of 2020” and as a Critic’s Pick, and winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show*, are both transferring to Broadway this fall. Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, which premiered at The Vineyard 25 years ago, will open on Broadway this spring reuniting original cast members Mary-Louise Parker, David Morse and Johanna Day with director Mark Brokaw.
Notable Vineyard Theatre premieres include Ngozi Anyanwu’s Good Grief; Jeremy O. Harris’ “Daddy”; Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s Do You Feel Anger?; David Cale’s Harry Clarke (2018 Drama Desk, Obie, Lucille Lortel Awards); Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman’s Indecent (two 2017 Tony Awards); two Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, Paula Vogel’s How I Learned To Drive and Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Gloria; Nicky Silver’s The Lyons; Marx, Lopez and Whitty’s Avenue Q (Tony Award, Best Musical); Kander, Ebb, and Thompson’s The Scottsboro Boys; Bell and Bowen’s [title of show]; Polly Pen’s Goblin Market; Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Wig Out!; Jenny Schwartz’ God’s Ear; Will Eno’s Middletown; Becky Mode’s Fully Committed; Colman Domingo’s Dot, and many more.
During the pandemic shutdown, The Vineyard produced Bill Irwin's The Busking Project outdoors and seven digital programs, including the eight-episode series, Lessons In Survival, which was named “Best Theater of 2020” by The New York Times.
The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, Susan Stroman Directing Award, and Colman Domingo Award provide residencies to early-career artists and our education programs serve over 700 NYC public high school students annually and culminate in presenting Developing Artists' REBEL VERSES Youth Arts Festival. Works developed and premiered at our home in Union Square have gone on to be seen around the world and The Vineyard is proud to be the recipient of special Drama Desk, Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards for artistic excellence.
The Vineyard's 2021-2022 Artists-in-Residence include John J. Caswell, Jr., Michael R. Jackson and Tyler Thomas, with more to be announced.
Vineyard Theatre’s leadership includes Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern and Managing Director Suzanne
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