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Announcing DANA H. Beginning Feb 11

Friday, February 7, 2020

DANA H. BY LUCAS HNATH ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON DIRECTED BY LES WATERS FEATURING DEIRDRE O’CONNELL PREVIEWS BEGIN FEBRUARY 11 OPENING NIGHT FEBRUARY 25 Link to photos Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce dates for Dana H. by Lucas Hnath, adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson, and directed by Les Waters. Previews will begin on February 7 at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) with Deirdre O’Connell reprising the title role for the New York premiere direct from engagements at Center Theatre Group and The Goodman Theatre. Opening night for Dana H. is set for February 25. 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 (A Doll's House Part 2, Hillary And Clinton), “one of the freshest playwriting voices to emerge in the past five years” (The New York Times), this innovative work shatters the boundaries of the art form and our understanding of good and evil with the Los Angeles Times calling it “a profound contribution to the theater.” Dana H. had its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, in June 2019 receiving seven L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominations including Best Playwright, Best Actress, and Best Production of a Play. The production opened at The Goodman’s Owen Theatre, Chicago, in September 2019. The design team includes scenic design by Andrew Boyce, costume design by Janice Pytel, lighting and supertitle design by Paul Toben, and sound design by Mikhail Fiksel. Book tickets at www.vineyardtheatre.org or by calling 212-353-0303. A New York Times Critic’s Pick, Is T

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Announcing DANA H. Beginning Feb 11

DANA H. BY LUCAS HNATH ADAPTED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH DANA HIGGINBOTHAM CONDUCTED BY STEVE COSSON DIRECTED BY LES WATERS FEATURING DEIRDRE O’CONNELL PREVIEWS BEGIN F

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IS THIS A ROOM

Learn more about Reality Winner

(Conceived and Directed by Tina Satter) stages the word-for-word transcript of the FBI's visit to Reality Winner's house on June 3, 2017.

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Announcing Our Complete 2019-2020 Season

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce the company’s winter production, completing its upcoming 2019-2020 season. DANA H

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Reviews

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"CRITICS PICK! 'THE AMATEURS' IS HILARIOUS AND MOVING! Thrilling, expansive, world-changing. The cast is a collection of Off Broadway treasures. A terrific,

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Harry Clarke Reviews

"CRITICS' PICK! DELICIOUS. WHAT A STORY! Billy Crudup is having the time of his life in a sly role terrifically suited to

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Can You Forgive Her Quotes

"A WHIMSICAL PIECE OF WORK! Amber Tamblyn is insistently alive, her outrageously out-there character draws all the light and heat in

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Interviews

An Interview with the Playwright: Paula Vogel on INDECENT

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel returns to The Vineyard with her new play, INDECENT, co-created with director Rebecca Taichman. INDECENT

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BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS DISCUSSES IDENTITY AND AMBITION IN 'GLORIA'

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Meet BROOKLYNITE composer, lyricist and co-book writer PETER LERMAN

Peter Lerman is a gifted composer, lyricist and playwright, who is making his New York theatre debut with BROOKLYNITE.  The

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