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Donnetta Lavinia Grays

 
Bio:
Stage credits include Broadway productions of Sarah Ruhl’s 'In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play' and Lisa Kron’s 'Well'; Off-Broadway productions of 'Be the Death of Me' and 'In the Footprint' with The Civilians where she is an Associate Artist, 'The Wii Plays' at Ars Nova, 'Shipwrecked! An ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Stage credits include Broadway productions of Sarah Ruhl’s 'In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play' and Lisa Kron’s 'Well'; Off-Broadway productions of 'Be the Death of Me' and 'In the Footprint' with The Civilians where she is an Associate Artist, 'The Wii Plays' at Ars Nova, 'Shipwrecked! An ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Fitzpatrick
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Mobile Unit Production, 2017
Feste
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2013
Performer
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Others (Understudy)
and others (Understudy)
Kay (Understudy)

Photos

Tamilla Woodard (Director) & Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Playwright & Performer)  Photo

Tamilla Woodard (Director) & Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Playwright & Performer)

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Donnetta Lavinia Grays

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viBe Theater Cohort with Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Tamilla Woodard, Lisa McNulty Photo

viBe Theater Cohort with Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Tamilla Woodard, Lisa McNulty

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Tamilla Woodard, Rachel Karpf, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Lisa McNulty Photo

Tamilla Woodard, Rachel Karpf, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Lisa McNulty

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Tamilla Woodard (Director) & Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Playwright & Performer)  Photo

Tamilla Woodard (Director) & Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Playwright & Performer)

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Fitzpatrick

Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
Mobile Unit Production, 2017
Feste

  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2013
Performer

Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Others (Understudy)

and others (Understudy)

Kay (Understudy)

Donnetta Lavinia Grays Biography

Stage credits include Broadway productions of Sarah Ruhl’s 'In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play' and Lisa Kron’s 'Well'; Off-Broadway productions of 'Be the Death of Me' and 'In the Footprint' with The Civilians where she is an Associate Artist, 'The Wii Plays' at Ars Nova, 'Shipwrecked! An Entertainment' at Primary Stages and 'A Long and Happy Life' at New York Stage and Film and The Vineyard Arts Project. Regionally she has been seen in 'Veils' at Portland Stage Company, 'Twelfth Night' at Westport Country Playhouse (Broadway World Award Nominee.), 'Ruined' at Arena Stage (Helen Hayes Award Nominee.), 'No Child… 'at Hartford Theaterworks (2 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards) 'Joe Tuner’s Come and Gone' at Baltimore Centerstage, 'Well' at Huntington Theatre and Arena Stage, 'A Raisin in the Sun' and 'The Royal Family' at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and 'Twelfth Nigh't with LA Women’s Shakespeare Company. Her film credits include 'Wild Canaries', 'The English Teacher' and 'The Wrestler.' On television Donnetta has had recurring roles on AMC’s 'Rubicon' and NBC’s 'Mercy' and 'L&O: SVU' and guest starring roles on 'Blue Bloods', 'The Blacklist', 'A Gifted Man', 'Law and Order', 'L&O:CI' and 'The Sopranos.' As a playwright, she is the inaugural recipient of the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award, is a terraNova Collective Groundbreakers Playwright alum and her play The Review or How to Eat Your Opposition is a 2013 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference Finalist. www.donnettagrays.com

Donnetta Lavinia Grays Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2020 - Distinguished Performance Award
Donnetta Lavinia GraysWhere We Stand
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play
Donnetta Lavinia GraysRuined

Donnetta Lavinia Grays News

Indie Rock Musical WEIGHTLESS to Play Limited Off-Broadway Engagement at WP Theater i Photo Indie Rock Musical WEIGHTLESS to Play Limited Off-Broadway Engagement at WP Theater in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Weightless will play a limited engagement from September 17–October 16, 2022 at WP Theater, with support from piece by piece productions. The off-Broadway stage premiere of this soaring and dynamic indie rock musical follows the smash success of Weightless on screen, which was reconceived for film and live-streamed by WP in a limited run in 2021.

Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Aw Photo Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced further recipients for their 2022 Awards. The Awards for both 2021 and 2022 recipients will be presented at Joe’s Pub on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival's Southern Writers Festival of New Plays to Return With  Photo Alabama Shakespeare Festival's Southern Writers Festival of New Plays to Return With New Original Works
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2022

Alabama Shakespeare Festival's Southern Writers Festival of New Plays will return to the State's Theatre on July 16. The festival will feature readings of three new works - Kudzu Calling by Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Trouble at the Vista View Mobile Home Estates by Audrey Cefaly and Zelda in the Backyard by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder.

THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Cancels Matinee Performance for Today, Saturday, May 14th Photo THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Cancels Matinee Performance for Today, Saturday, May 14th
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

In a statement released by the official show, Broadway's The Skin Of Our Teeth has cancelled its matinee performance for today, May 14th at 2pm. It reads, 'Due to illness, the following performance of The Skin of Our Teeth has been CANCELLED: Saturday, May 14 at 2pm. The next scheduled performance is tonight, Saturday, May 14 at 8pm. All tickets will be fully refunded at the point of purchase.' 

Kirsten Childs and Martyna Majok Win Dramatists Guild's Flora Roberts Award and Hull- Photo Kirsten Childs and Martyna Majok Win Dramatists Guild's Flora Roberts Award and Hull-Warriner Award
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the first recipients of their 2022 Awards. The Awards for both 2021 and 2022 recipients will be presented at Joe's Pub on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Playwrights Ngozi Anyanwu, Lucy Thurber & More Join New Harmony Project Photo Playwrights Ngozi Anyanwu, Lucy Thurber & More Join New Harmony Project
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022

The New Harmony Project, an organization dedicated to supporting writers interrogating the complexity of hope, has announced that they will continue in-person programming with their 35th annual spring conference in idyllic New Harmony, Indiana.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH on Broadway Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 26, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater's production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Skin of Our Teeth, opened just last night at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The production coincides with the 125th anniversary of Mr. Wilder's birth and also marks the Beaumont and Broadway debuts of LCT Resident Director Lileana Blain-Cruz.

Review Roundup: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Opens On Broadway Photo Review Roundup: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Opens On Broadway
by Review Roundups - Apr 25, 2022

Read all the reviews of Lincoln Center Theater's production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Skin of Our Teeth, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

VIDEO: First Look at THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, Opening Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater Photo VIDEO: First Look at THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, Opening Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater's production of the Thornton Wilder Pulitzer Prize-winning classic THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, opens tonight, Monday, April 25 at 6:45pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Playwrights Ngozi Anyanwu, Lucy Thurber & More Join New Harmony Project Photo Playwrights Ngozi Anyanwu, Lucy Thurber & More Join New Harmony Project
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

The New Harmony Project, an organization dedicated to supporting writers interrogating the complexity of hope, has announced that they will continue in-person programming with their 35th annual spring conference in idyllic New Harmony, Indiana.

Donnetta Lavinia Grays Videos

VIDEO: First Look at THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, Opening Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater VideoVIDEO: First Look at THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, Opening Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater's production of the Thornton Wilder Pulitzer Prize-winning classic THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, opens tonight, Monday, April 25 at 6:45pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.


Donnetta Lavinia Grays Frequently Asked Questions

What is Donnetta Lavinia Grays next theatre project?
Donnetta Lavinia Grays's next show will be The Skin of Our Teeth which opens on 4/25/2022 on Broadway.

How many Broadway shows has Donnetta Lavinia Grays been in?
Donnetta Lavinia Grays has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Donnetta Lavinia Grays been in?
Donnetta Lavinia Grays has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Donnetta Lavinia Grays been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Where We Stand and Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Ruined .