"'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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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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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

Plays include APPROPRIATE (Obie Award; Signature Theatre), NEIGHBORS (The Public Theater), WAR (Yale Rep), and AN OCTOROON (Obie Award; Soho Rep). He is currently a Residency Five playwright at the Signature Theatre and a former Lila Acheson Wallace fellow at The Juilliard School. His work has been seen at Yale Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Victory Gardens Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Matrix Theatre in L.A., Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, CompanyOne in Boston and the HighTide Festival in the UK. He is under commissions from Lincoln Center/LCT3 and MTC. His honors include The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award.

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Evan Cabnet

Recent credits include Donald Margulies’ THE MODEL APARTMENT and Theresa Rebeck’s POOR BEHAVIOR for Primary Stages, A KID LIKE JAKE (Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3), Christopher Shinn’s TEDDY FERRARA (Goodman, Chicago), David West Read’s THE PERFORMERS (Broadway, Longacre Theater), THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY (Roundabout Underground), ALL-AMERICAN (LCT3), WARRIOR CLASS (Second Stage Uptown), OUTSIDE PEOPLE (Vineyard/Naked Angels), OOHRAH! (Atlantic Theater Co.), Elizabeth Meriwether's OLIVER PARKER! (stageFARM), THE MISTAKES MADELINE MADE (Naked Angels), and his own adaptations of UBU ROI and Salman Rushdie’s HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES (Williamstown). He is an Associate Artist at the Roundabout Theatre Company, and a Performance Consultant for the Metropolitan Opera (Die Fledermaus). Upcoming: the world premiere of William Inge’s OFF THE MAIN ROAD (Williamstown), HENRY V (Chautauqua), and THERESE RAQUIN (Roundabout).

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Kyle Beltran

Broadway & First National Tour: "Usnavi" in Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS. Off-Broadway: FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Public), CHOIR BOY (Manhattan Theatre Club, AUDELCO Award), THE NETFLIX PLAYS (Ars Nova), 10 THINGS TO DO BEFORE I DIE (Second Stage). Regional: FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Dallas Theater Center), HEAD OF PASSES (Steppenwolf), GOOD GOODS (Yale Rep), KINGDOM (Old Globe), AIDA (WVPT). TV: "The Big C," "Unforgettable" (Henry, recurring). Numerous workshops and commercials. Education: BFA in Drama, Carnegie Mellon.

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Catherine Combs

Off-Broadway debut in GLORIA. Regional: SMOKEFALL (The Goodman Theatre), THE DELLING SHORE (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival 2013), THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival 2011, Dir. Adam Rapp), HAMLET (Santa Susana Repertory Company). Film: Mania Days, The Blind Side, and 13 Going on 30. TV: "The Mentalist" on CBS.

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Michael Crane

New York Theater: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, KING LEAR and RICHARD III (Public Theater), TAKING CARE OF BABY (MTC), LOVE AND INFORMATION (NYTW), DORIS TO DARLENE (Playwrights Horizons), THE MAG-7 (Naked Angels), THE YOUNG LEFT (Cherry Lane), THE TENANT (Woodshed Collective), WEST MOON STREET (Prospect Theater Company), BONE PORTRAITS (Stillpoint Prods), BRACK’S LAST BACHELOR PARTY (59E59). Regional: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (A.R.T.), HAMLET (Pioneer Theatre), HELL MEETS HENRY HALFWAY (Pig Iron Theatre Co.), Long Wharf, Williamstown, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse. TV/Film: “Winter’s Tale,” “Damages,” “White Collar,” “Forever,” “Law & Order,” “Kings.” NYU (MFA).

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Jennifer Kim

Jennifer Kim makes her Off Broadway debut in GLORIA. Film credits include: The Bourne Legacy, First Winter, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Unity of All Things, Wild Canaries, Intimate Semaphores, Obvious Child, Female Pervert, and Lace Crater. Television credits include recurring roles on Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” and NBC’s “The Blacklist,” as well as roles on “Rescue Me,” “The Good Wife,” “666 Park Ave,” “You’re Whole,” and “Elementary.” Training: NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts at Stella Adler Studio.

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Jeanine Serralles

Off-Broadway: VERITE, STUNNING (LCT3); DYING FOR IT, THE JAMMER (Atlantic); THE MUSCLES IN OUR TOES (Labrynth); PARIS COMMUNE (BAM); THE MAIDS (Red Bull); MAPLE AND VINE (Playwrights Horizons); THE MISANTHROPE, THE BLACK-EYED (NYTW, Drama League nominations); HOLD PLEASE (Working Theater, Drama Desk Nomination-Featured Actress); PHOEBE IN WINTER, VENDETTA CHROME (Clubbed Thumb). Regional include: UNCLE VANYA (Weston Playhouse); THESE PAPER BULLETS (Yale Rep, Connecticut Critics Circle Nomination-Outstanding Actress in a play); TARTUFFE (Westport Country Playhouse, Connecticut Critics Circle Award-Featured Actress). Film & TV: Inside Llewyn Davis, The Abolitionists, No Pay-Nudity, Two Lovers, Across the Universe, "Person of Interest," "The Good Wife." MFA: Yale.

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Ryan Spahn

Off-Broadway debut. Regional: TRIBES (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, dir. Evan Cabnet), TAPE and END DAYS (Vineyard Playhouse, dir. Claudia Weill), SICK (Berkshire Theatre Group, dir. David Auburn), STUPID KIDS (Celebration Theatre, LA Weekly Award and LADCC Nomination). Film: Grantham & Rose (also writer, dir. Kristin Hanggi), He’s Way More Famous Than You (also co-writer, dir. Michael Urie), Shelf Life, Woven (also co-writer). TV: “Ugly Betty,” “Tanner on Tanner,” “Star Trek: Voyager.” Web Series: “What’s Your Emergency” (co-created with Halley Feiffer, Stage17.tv). Recently graduated from Juilliard.

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Gloria Production Calendar

MAY 28 - JULY 18, 2015

Monday - Wednesday at 7pm | Thursday - Saturday at 8pm | Saturday at 3pm CLICK HERE for complete calendar.

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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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GLORIA Review Quotes

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,

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