Tom Aulino, Ugo Chukwu, Justin Long, and More Cast in Vineyard's DO YOU FEEL ANGER
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that casting of the New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg's DO YOU FEEL ANGER?, directed by Margot Bordelon, is now complete with Jeanne Sakata (HOLD THESE TRUTHS). Performances will begin at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) on Wednesday, March 13 with opening night moved to April 2.
Jeanne Sakata (HOLD THESE TRUTHS) joins the previously announced cast including Tom Aulino (ON THE TOWN), Ugo Chukwu (WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN), Megan Hill (EDDIE AND DAVE), Greg Keller (Vineyard's THE AMATEURS), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard), and Tiffany Villarin ("The Blacklist").
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 (Hill) 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.
DO YOU FEEL ANGER? received its world premiere at the 2018 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, Artistic Directors; Suzanne Appel, Managing Director) is one of the country's preeminent centers for the creation and production of new plays and musicals. The Vineyard is committed to creating an artistic home for daring and diverse artists, to nurturing their unique voices, and to engaging audiences in work that challenges all of us to see ourselves and our world in new ways, and that pushes the boundaries of what theatre can be and do. The Vineyard has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works by both emerging and renowned artists. The 2018-19 Season launched with the New York premiere of Ngozi Anwanywu's GOOD GRIEF, a New York Times Critic's Pick, directed by Awoye Timpo. Notable productions developed and premiered by The Vineyard include the world-premiere of David Cale's HARRY CLARKE, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Billy Crudup (2018 Drama Desk, Obie, Lucille Lortel, Off Broadway Alliance and Outer Critics Circle awards); Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman's INDECENT, which transferred to Broadway, winning two 2016 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' Pulitzer Prize finalist GLORIA; Nicky Silver's THE LYONS; Marx, Lopez and Whitty's Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q; Kander and Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (12 Tony Award nominations); Bell and Bowen's Obie Award-winning [title of show], Lanie Robertson's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, Tarell Alvin McCraney's WIG OUT!; Becky Mode's FULLY COMMITTED; Jenny Schwartz' GOD'S EAR; Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN; Colman Domingo's DOT; Michael Mayer and Peter Lerman's BROOKLYNITE, Jordan Harrison's THE AMATEURS, THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE by John Kander and David Thompson and directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, and many more. The Vineyard is proud to have been honored with special Drama Desk, Obie and Lucille Lortel awards for artistic excellence.
The Vineyard's 2018-19 Season continues with the world-premiere of Jeremy O. Harris' "Daddy," directed by Danya Taymor, a co-production with The New Group, currently playing through March 31 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).