Dana H

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.

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Vineyard Theatre

(New York, NY)
108 East 15th Street
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by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
Performances have begun for the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's "Dana H." at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in a co-production with Goodman Theatre. Adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham, conducted by Steve Cosson, directed by Les Waters and featuring Deirdre O'Connell in the title role, "Dana H." will open on June 2 and continue through June 23, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
The Goodman Theatre announces the new 2019/2020 Season of 'Theater That Moves'-three world premiere productions (including a new musical), four Chicago premieres and a major revival of a beloved contemporary classic-on the theater's two stages (the 856-seat Albert Theatre and 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre).
by Shari Barrett - Jun 7, 2019
The World Premiere of Lucas Hnath's DANA H. at the Kirk Douglas Theatre recounts the real-life story of the playwright's own mother, adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham which were conducted by Steve Cosson. Directed by Les Waters, the entire play is told in voiceovers from the real-life interviews, perfectly mimicked and emotionally heartfelt by Deirdre O'Connell in the title role. But be forewarned: this insider's look at a kidnapping and its repercussions is not for the faint of heart.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents an evening with one of country music's most celebrated stars, ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE (August 1 a?" August 24 | Walker Farm), Tues a?" Sat 7:30pm; Wed & Sat 2:00pm; Sun 3:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Goodman Theatre announces the casting and creative teams for its 2019/2020 "Theater That Moves" Season openers. The season kicks-off September 6 in the Owen Theatre with the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's Dana H., adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson and directed by Les Waters.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017
New Generation Theater Company brings back the works of Jonathan Larson's 'Rent' and 'tick...tick...BOOM' to New York City in a two night only performance. LOUDER THAN WORDS, a musical tribute to one of Broadway's most celebrated composers, runs on January 7th and 14th 7:00PM, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016
New Generation Theater Company brings back the works of Jonathan Larson's 'Rent' and 'tick...tick...BOOM' to New York City in a two night only performance. LOUDER THAN WORDS, a musical tribute to one of Broadway's most celebrated composers, runs on January 7th and 14th 7:00PM, at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce 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.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
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
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce dates and casting for Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Tina Satter. Performances will begin at the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) Thursday, October 3 with opening night set for Tuesday, October 22.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018
Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 2018 - 2019 seasons at both the Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre. Together, the seasons feature new plays, classic works and the continuation of Block Party, which celebrates the rich array of theatre produced every year in Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Rehearsals begin for the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's "Dana H." at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in a co-production with Goodman Theatre. Adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham, conducted by Steve Cosson, directed by Les Waters and featuring Deirdre O'Connell in the title role, "Dana H." will begin previews May 26, open June 2 and continue through June 23, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Center Theatre Group has announced that Deirdre O'Connell will play the title role in the world premiere of 'Dana H.' by Lucas Hnath at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in a co-production with Goodman Theatre. Adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham, conducted by Steve Cosson and directed by Les Waters, 'Dana H.' will begin previews May 26, open June 2 and continue through June 23, 2019. 'Dana H.' was originally commissioned by The Civilians (New York) and Goodman Theatre; it will appear at the Goodman from September 6 through October 6, 2019, during their 2019/2020 Season.