"'GLORIA' IS A WHIP-SMART SATIRE! A SHARP-TOOTHED COMIC DRAMA WITH A WHOLE LOT TO SAY."
-The New York Times

Past Productions

Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play (AN OCTOROON, APPROPRIATE) and winner of The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, makes his Vineyard mainstage debut with GLORIA. This funny, trenchant and powerful new play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious  Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever. Developed at The Vineyard during Branden’s residency, GLORIA is directed by Evan Cabnet (OUTSIDE PEOPLE).


This production is supported in part by generous grants from the John and Robyn Horn Foundation, the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Awards

Nominations
Pulitzer Prize Finalist – Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Lucille Lortel Award – Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Outstanding Play
Lucille Lortel Award – Jeanine Serralles, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Outer Critics Circle Award – Evan Cabnet, Outstanding Director of a Play
Outer Critics Circle Award – Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Drama League Award – Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Off Broadway Alliance Awards – Best New Play

CRITICS’ PICK!

“A WHIP-SMART SATIRE! A SHARP-TOOTHED COMIC DRAMA WITH A WHOLE LOT TO SAY!

‘Gloria’ is to the New York publishing business what David Mamet’s ‘Speed-the-Plow’ is to the Hollywood film industry.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times


CRITICS’ PICK!

“ALL HAIL ‘GLORIA’!

One of the year’s best plays.”
– Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post


CRITICS’ PICK!

“PROVOCATIVE, SHARPLY OBSERVANT AND PLAYFULLY THEATRICAL!

This thought-provoking work continues its talented young writer’s winning streak. ”
– Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter


CRITICS’ PICK!

“POWERFUL AND CUNNINGLY STRUCTURED!

After the shock, it’s the human touches that linger.”
– Adam Feldman, Time Out


CRITICS’ PICK!

“A TIGHT, TWISTY AND IMPECCABLY ACTED DRAMA!

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a playwright on a roll. Director Evan Cabnet has assembled a terrific cast. The dialogue tolls like a tuning fork.”
– Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News


CRITICS’ PICK!

“TERRIBLY FUNNY!

A smart cast applies cutting wit.”
– Marilyn Stasio, Variety


CRITICS’ PICK!

“THIS IS AN EXCITING, DISTURBING, AND TRULY MAJOR PIECE THAT BREATHES FRESH AIR INTO A TIME-TESTED SUBJECT. AND IT WILL SHAKE AUDIENCES TO THEIR CORES.

Delivered by the astonishing cast of six, Gloria sings with the vitality of youth.”
– David Gordon, TheaterMania


“TERRIFIC, INTRIGUINGLY STRUCTURED AND SUSPENSEFUL! DON’T MISS THIS!

Delivered by the astonishing cast of six, Gloria sings with the vitality of youth.”
– Elyse Sommer, CurtainUp


“DAZZLINGLY DIFFERENT! A DYNAMITE NEW PLAY!
‘GLORIA’ IS JUST PLAIN GLORIOUS.”

– Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Broadway


Gloria

May 28 - July 18, 2015

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Evan Cabnet
with Kyle Beltran, Catherine Combs, Michael Crane,
Jennifer Kim, Jeanine Serralles, Ryan Spahn
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play (AN OCTOROON, APPROPRIATE) and winner of The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, makes his Vineyard mainstage debut with GLORIA. This funny, trenchant and powerful new play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious  Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever. Developed at The Vineyard during Branden’s residency, GLORIA is directed by Evan Cabnet (OUTSIDE PEOPLE).
This production is supported in part by generous grants from the John and Robyn Horn Foundation, the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Awards

Nominations
Pulitzer Prize Finalist - Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Lucille Lortel Award - Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Outstanding Play
Lucille Lortel Award - Jeanine Serralles, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Outer Critics Circle Award - Evan Cabnet, Outstanding Director of a Play
Outer Critics Circle Award - Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Drama League Award - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Off Broadway Alliance Awards - Best New Play

CRITICS' PICK!

"A WHIP-SMART SATIRE! A SHARP-TOOTHED COMIC DRAMA WITH A WHOLE LOT TO SAY! ‘Gloria’ is to the New York publishing business what David Mamet’s ‘Speed-the-Plow’ is to the Hollywood film industry." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times

CRITICS' PICK!

"ALL HAIL ‘GLORIA’! One of the year’s best plays." - Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

CRITICS' PICK!

"PROVOCATIVE, SHARPLY OBSERVANT AND PLAYFULLY THEATRICAL! This thought-provoking work continues its talented young writer's winning streak. " - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

CRITICS' PICK!

"POWERFUL AND CUNNINGLY STRUCTURED! After the shock, it’s the human touches that linger." - Adam Feldman, Time Out

CRITICS' PICK!

"A TIGHT, TWISTY AND IMPECCABLY ACTED DRAMA! Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a playwright on a roll. Director Evan Cabnet has assembled a terrific cast. The dialogue tolls like a tuning fork." - Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News

CRITICS' PICK!

"TERRIBLY FUNNY! A smart cast applies cutting wit." - Marilyn Stasio, Variety

CRITICS' PICK!

"THIS IS AN EXCITING, DISTURBING, AND TRULY MAJOR PIECE THAT BREATHES FRESH AIR INTO A TIME-TESTED SUBJECT. AND IT WILL SHAKE AUDIENCES TO THEIR CORES. Delivered by the astonishing cast of six, Gloria sings with the vitality of youth." - David Gordon, TheaterMania

"TERRIFIC, INTRIGUINGLY STRUCTURED AND SUSPENSEFUL! DON'T MISS THIS!

Delivered by the astonishing cast of six, Gloria sings with the vitality of youth." - Elyse Sommer, CurtainUp

"DAZZLINGLY DIFFERENT! A DYNAMITE NEW PLAY! ‘GLORIA’ IS JUST PLAIN GLORIOUS."

- Matthew Murray, Talkin' Broadway

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s plays include Girls, Everybody, War, Gloria, Appropriate, An Octoroon, and Neighbors. A Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and a 2020 Guggenheim fellow, his honors include a USA Artists fellowship, the Charles Wintour Award, the MacArthur fellowship, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, the Steinberg Playwriting Award, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award. A proud member of the Dramatists Guild council, he serves on the boards of Soho Rep and the Dramatists Guild Foundation and is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Evan Cabnet

Evan Cabnet (director) has directed world premieres on- and off-Broadway, regionally and abroad, including Gloria for the Vineyard Theater and at the Goodman Theater (Chicago). He is currently the Artistic Director of LCT3 at Lincoln Center Theater. His first book on directing is being published by Methuen and will be available in 2021.

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Catherine Combs

Catherine Combs Off-Broadway: The Hairy Ape (Park Avenue Armory) Gloria (The Vineyard Theatre) The Sensuality Party (The New Group) Regional: A View From The Bridge dir. Ivo Van Hove (Center Theatre Group/ The Kennedy Center/ Goodman Theatre) Smokefall (Goodman Theatre) The Edge of Our Bodies and The Delling Shore both world premieres at the ATL Humana Festival of New American Plays. TV: Fosse/Verdon (FX) The Deuce (HBO) New Amsterdam (NBC)

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Michael Crane

Michael Crane New York Theater: Dracula (CSC), Gloria, This Day Forward (Vineyard), Little Women, The Body Of An America (Primary Stages), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, King Lear And Richard III (Public Theater), Taking Care Of Baby (Mtc), Doris To Darlene (Playwrights Horizons), The Tenant (Woodshed Collective). Regional: Noises Off (Two River Theater), Father Comes Home From The Wars (A.R.T.), Hamlet (Pioneer Theatre), Hell Meets Henry Halfway (Pig Iron Theatre Co.), Goodman, Long Wharf, Williamstown, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse. TV/Film: “Succession,” “The Blacklist,” “People Of Earth,” “The Good Fight,” “Barry,” “Damages,” “White Collar,” “Winter’s Tale,” “Law & Order,” “Kings,” “Winter’s Tale.” Mfa: Nyu.

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Jennifer Kim

JENNIFER KIM (Kendra/Jenna) Off-Broadway: Gloria (Vineyard Theatre; Goodman Theatre), The Amateurs (Vineyard Thatre), Engagements (Second Stage). TV: “Search Party” (Tbs), “Trinkets” (Netflix), “Mozart In The Jungle” (Amazon), “Station 19 (Abc), “Room 104” (Hbo), “Happy” (Netflix), “Easy” (Netflix), And “Sydney To The Max (Disney). Film: The Bourne Legacy, She Dies Tomorrow, Corporate Animals, Black Bear, First Winter, Newly Single, Confessions Of A Shopaholic, The Unity Of All Things, Intimate Semaphores, The Dark End Of The Street, I Blame Society, Lace Crater, And The Incredible Jessica James. BFA From NYU/Tisch School Of The Arts.

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Jeanine Serralles

Jeanine Serralles: Selected NY credits include: Catch as Catch Can (Page 73); Don't You F***ing Say a Word (59E59); Gloria (Vineyard-Drama Desk nomination, Lucille Lortel nomination-featured actress), The Black Eyed (New York Theatre Workshop, Drama League nomination), Hold Please (Working Theater, Drama Desk nomination-Featured Actress). Selected Regional credits include: Girls (Yale Rep), MoscowX6 (Williamstown), These Paper Bullets (Yale Rep, Connecticut Critics Circle Nomination-Outstanding Actress in a play); Tartuffe (Westport Country Playhouse, Connecticut Critics Circle Award-Featured Actress). Selected Film & TV: Utopia (Amazon, series regular), The Woman in the Window (upcoming), Hot Summer Nights, Cubby, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Abolitionists, No Pay-Nudity, Bull(recurring). The Path, Person of Interest, The Good Wife. MFA: Yale School of Drama

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Ryan Spahn

RYAN SPAHN (He/Him) Off-Broadway: Lessons in Survival (Vineyard Theatre), Mr. Toole (59E59), How To Load A Musket (59E59), Moscow x6 (MCC and Williamstown), Daniel’s Husband (Westside Theatre and Primary Stages), Summer and Smoke (Classic Stage and Transport Group), Still at Risk (Theatre for the New City), Exit Strategy (Primary Stages), Gloria (Vineyard Theatre). Film: He’s Way More Famous Than You (co-writer), Grantham and Rose (writer), Woven (co-writer). Playwright: Adrienne and The White Bird, Inspired By True Events, Nora Highland, Blessed and Highly Favored. Training: The Juilliard School. Ryan will appear in the upcoming seasons of "The Second Wave" (recurring, CBS Spectrum Originals) and “Modern Love” (Amazon). His play Nora Highland was shot as a feature film during the pandemic, and had its world premiere at the 2020 NewFest: New York's LGBT Film Festival. His work has been published by Rotten Tomatoes and USA Today.

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Henry Russell Bergstein, CSA

(Casting Director) Vineyard Theatre: GOOD GRIEF, THE AMATEURS, HARRY CLARKE, THE LYONS (and Broadway), GLORIA (and Goodman), DOT, THE LANDING, CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, KID VICTORY (and Signature DC), TOO MUCH SUN, BILLY & RAY, SOMEWHERE FUN, THE NORTH POOL, ARLINGTON, OUTSIDE PEOPLE, CHECKERS, PICKED, MIDDLETOWN, THE METAL CHILDREN, WIG OUT!. Other theater: KPOP, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812; THE WILDNESS (Ars Nova). Sundance Theatre Lab: 5 seasons. Television: US Casting for “Black Mirror,” Comedy Central's "The Other Two" with Allison Estrin, HBO's “Succession” and Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” with Douglas Aibel. Film: Saturday Church, It Felt Like Love, Easy Living; with Douglas Aibel – Grandma, Love After Love, How to Talk to Girls at Parties; with Allison Estrin – Spider-Man: Homecoming (NY Casting). Also: "Homecoming The Podcast" S1-2.

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Andrew Diaz

(Props Master) Vineyard Theatre: HARRY CLARKE, GIGANTIC, GLORIA. Andrew is a Brooklyn-based set and props designer. He has previously worked with Walt Disney Entertainment, Roundabout Theatre Company, MCC Theatre, The Flea, Signature Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Carnegie Hall, Classic Stage Company, Primary Stages, The Public, Theatre for a New Audience, Cherry Lane Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, among others. BFA: University of Arizona School of Theater Arts.

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Kyle Beltran

(Brom) Theatre: GLORIA (also Goodman Theatre). Broadway: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, IN THE HEIGHTS (also First National Tour). Off-Broadway: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Public), HEAD OF PASSES (Public), THE FLICK (Barrow Street), FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Public), CHOIR BOY (Manhattan Theatre Club), THE NETFLIX PLAYS (Ars Nova) 10 THINGS TO DO BEFORE I DIE (Second Stage). Regional: HEAD OF PASSES (Center Theatre Group, Steppenwolf), FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Dallas Theater Center), GOOD GOODS (Yale Rep), KINGDOM (Old Globe). Film: Equity (Sundance, Tribeca 2016). TV: Louis CK's “Horace and Pete,” “The Big C” (Showtime), “Unforgettable” (CBS). Education: BFA in Drama, Carnegie Mellon University.

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From left to right: Catherine Combs, Jeanine Serralles. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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From left to right: Jennifer Kim, Catherine Combs, Kyle Beltran. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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From left to right: Jennifer Kim, Catherine Combs. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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From left to right: Ryan Spahn, Jennifer Kim, Catherine Combs. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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From left to right: Jeanine Serralles, Ryan Spahn. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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From left to right: Ryan Spahn, Kyle Beltran. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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From left to right: Jennifer Kim, Ryan Spahn, Catherine Combs. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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From left to right: Jennifer Kim, Ryan Spahn. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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From left to right: Catherine Combs, Michael Crane. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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From left to right: Ryan Spahn, Jeanine Serralles. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Michael Crane, Kyle Beltran. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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