Mission & History
Vineyard Theatre is a non-profit theatre company dedicated to new work, bold programming, and the support of artists. One of America’s preeminent centers for the creation of new plays and musicals, Vineyard Theatre has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works by both new and established writers. From our Tony Award-winning AVENUE Q, Obie Award-winning [title of show], Kander and Ebb’s THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (12 Tony nominations), and Nicky Silver’s THE LYONS—which all went on to Broadway runs—to our Pulitzer Prize-winning plays HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE by Paula Vogel and THREE TALL WOMEN by Edward Albee, to such notable projects as Tarell Alvin McCraney’s WIG OUT!, Nicky Silver’s PTERODACTYLS, Becky Mode’s FULLY COMMITTED, Craig Lucas’ THE DYING GAUL, Polly Pen’s GOBLIN MARKET, Christopher Shinn’s WHERE DO WE LIVE, Cornelius Eady’s BRUTAL IMAGINATION, Gina Gionfriddo’s AFTER ASHLEY, the Laura Nyro musical ELI’S COMIN’, Anne Washburn’s THE INTERNATIONALIST, Julia Cho’s THE PIANO TEACHER, Ben Katchor and Mark Mulcahy’s THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND, Jenny Schwartz’s GOD’S EAR, and more recent acclaimed productions of The Civilians’ THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY, Colman Domingo’s A BOY AND HIS SOUL, Adam Rapp’s THE METAL CHILDREN, Will Eno’s MIDDLETOWN, and Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell and Jeff Bowen’s NOW.HERE.THIS., we strive to produce new work that challenges both our audiences and artists. Works premiered at The Vineyard have garnered two Pulitzer Prizes, three Tony Awards, and numerous OBIE, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics, and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. It is our goal to bring a spirit of adventure and risk to the art of making theatre, and we’re proud to be the recipient of special OBIE, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards for Sustained Excellence.