Justin Long Will Join the Cast of DO YOU FEEL ANGER?
Actor and comedian Justin Long will join the cast of the New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg's Do You Feel Anger?, directed by Margot Bordelon. Performances will begin at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Wednesday, March 13 with opening night set for Sunday, March 31.
Justin Long started his theatre career at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Joe Mantello's production of THE HOT L BALTIMORE, and has subsequently appeared in eight other plays at WTF, as well as productions at New York Stage and Film, Hartford Stage, The Roundabout, on Broadway with Jeff Goldblum in SEMINAR, and most recently as Albert Einstein in Steve Martin's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe.
Justin will next be seen in the BBC / Netflix drama "Giri/Haji," created and written by BAFTA nominee Joe Barton and directed by BAFTA-winner and Emmy nominee Julian Farino. Other recent TV work includes: "Portlandia," "Inside Amy Schumer," "New Girl," "Mom," "The Conners," and Netflix's "F Is for Family" (series regular).
He got his start with movie roles in Galaxy Quest and Jeepers Creepers. He then shifted to the small screen on the NBC series "Ed" and enjoyed his first box-office success in the offbeat comedy, Dodgeball. Other comedic roles include Universal's Accepted, Strange Wilderness both with Jonah Hill, The Break Up (opposite Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston), Waiting with Ryan Reynolds, Mike Judge's Idiocracy, Miguel Arteta's Youth In Revolt and Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make A Porno. Other credits include Live Free Or Die Hard opposite Bruce Willis, the ensemble cast of He's Just Not That Into You, including Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, and Scarlett Johansson, and in Robert Redford's The Conspirator. More lead roles followed including opposite Drew Barrymore in Going The Distance, Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell, Kevin Smith's Tusk, and Sam Esmail's Comet opposite Emmy Rossum.
Justin starred in, wrote, and produced the 2013 feature film, A Case Of You, alongside Vince Vaughn, Sam Rockwell and Evan Rachel Wood, and voiced Alvin in all four Alvin And The Chipmunks movies. Recent film roles include Frank and Lola opposite Michael Shannon, And Then I Go, alongside Melanie Lynskey and Tony Hale, and co-starred opposite Cobie Smulders in Literally, Right Before Aaron.
Justin joins the previously announced cast including Tom Aulino (ON THE TOWN), Ugo Chukwu (WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN), Megan Hill (THE JAZZERCISE PLAY), Greg Keller (Vineyard's THE AMATEURS), and Tiffany Villarin ("The Blacklist"). Additional casting be to announced.
The design team includes scenic design by Laura Jellinek (OKLAHOMA! at St. Ann's Warehouse and Broadway), costume design by Emilio Sosa (THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS), lighting design by Marie Yokoyama (DAYBREAK), and sound design by Palmer Hefferan (SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS).
In Mara Nelson-Greenberg's dazzling dark comedy, Sofia (Villarin) is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency -- and clearly, she has her work cut out for her. These employees can barely identify what an emotion is, much less practice deep, radical compassion for others. As they painstakingly stumble towards enlightenment, someone keeps mugging Eva in the kitchen, and ?the unspoken dynamics of ?their seemingly blithe workplace culture become increasingly unsettling. This absurdly funny ?and potent ?new play, directed by Margot Bordelon, reminds us that change is not always easy, and may come with unexpected costs.
Tickets for Do You Feel Anger? can be purchased online at vineyardtheatre.org, by phone at 212-353-0303, or in person at 108 East 15th Street.