Vineyard Announces Lucas Hnath's DANA H Starring Deirdre O'Connell
Vineyard Theatre announces the company's winter production, completing its upcoming 2019-2020 season. DANA H., by Lucas Hnath, adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson, and directed by Les Waters, will make its New York premiere, featuring Deirdre O'Connell in the title role, in the winter of 2020 following its engagements at Center Theatre Group and Goodman Theatre. DANA H. is a co-production of Vineyard Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and Center Theatre Group.
In DANA H., Dana was a chaplain of a psych ward where she met a charismatic patient, an ex-convict searching for redemption. A harrowing true story, Dana was held captive with her life in this man's hands - trapped in a series of Florida motels, disoriented and terrified - for five months. Told in Dana's own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son Lucas Hnath, this innovative work shatters the boundaries of the art form and our understanding of good and evil.
DANA H. had its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, in June 2019 and will open at The Goodman's Owen Theatre, Chicago, in September 2019, prior to its New York premiere at Vineyard Theatre.
DANA H. will join the previously announced productions IS THIS A ROOM, conceived and directed by Tina Satter and the world premiere of TUVALU OR, THE SADDEST SONG by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. All shows will be presented at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street). The Vineyard's 2019-20 Developmental Lab will be announced at a later date.