Latest Theatre Uncorked Chats THIS LAND WAS MADE

Tori Sampson's THIS LAND WAS MADE is directed by Whitney White. Vineyard's Developmental Labs allow a playwright and director to explore a work-in-progress on its feet in collaboration with a full creative team, and include staging and design elements. Presentations are Thursday, July 26 - Saturday, July 28 at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street).

The cast of THIS LAND WAS MADE includes James T. Alfred ("Empire"), Lauren E. Banks (WAR), McKinley Belcher III ("Mercy Street"), Jessica Frances Dukes (IS GOD IS), Sean Patrick Higgins (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE), Julian Elijah Martinez (ALLIGATOR), Jon Orsini (FISH IN THE DARK), Carra Patterson (JITNEY), Namir Smallwood (PASS OVER), and Austin Smith (HAMILTON).

Liberation. Peace. Love. Self-Defense. Oakland in 1967 was a powder keg of social activism ready to boil over into radical action. For patrons of Miss Trish's bar, it's all just talking points - until the full, seductive and explosive force of revolution walks through the door. Tori is a 2017-18 Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellow in Minneapolis and the Kennedy Center's 2016 Paula Vogel Playwright. A recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama, THIS LAND WAS MADE marks her New York debut.

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Performance schedule: Thursday, July 26 at 7:00pm; Friday, July 27 at 4:00pm; Saturday, July 28 at 3:00pm & 8:00pm. A panel discussion on social justice activism with special guest Hawk Newsome, president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, will take place following the matinee performance on Saturday, July 28.

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