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Playwright and filmmaker Zach Helm brings a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience to The Vineyard. Based on a method originated by pioneering author, actor, and storyteller Spalding Gray, Zach invites individual members of each evening’s audience to be interviewed by him on stage. The result is INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE, an improvised, intimate, and immensely compelling evening that expands our perception of theatre and narrative.

Interviewing the Audience

February 3 - February 27, 2011

Written By Zach Helm
Originally created by Spalding Gray
Playwright and filmmaker Zach Helm brings a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience to The Vineyard. Based on a method originated by pioneering author, actor, and storyteller Spalding Gray, Zach invites individual members of each evening's audience to be interviewed by him on stage. The result is INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE, an improvised, intimate, and immensely compelling evening that expands our perception of theatre and narrative.

Zach Helm

Playwright and filmmaker ("Good Canary", screenwriter/director "Stranger than Fiction" and "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium") brings a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience to The Vineyard in INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE. Based on a method originated by pioneering author, actor, and storyteller Spalding Gray, Zach invites individual members of each evening's audience to be interviewed by him on stage. The result is an improvised, intimate, and immensely compelling evening that expands our perception of theatre and narrative. By turns lighthearted and moving, strange and surprising, INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE is a not-to-be-missed special event.

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Zach Helm in INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Zach Helm interviews an audience member in INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Zach Helm in INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Zach Helm in INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Zach Helm in INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Zach Helm interviews an audience member in INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Zach Helm interviews an audience member in INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Zach Helm interviews an audience member in INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE Review Quotes

"REMARKABLE!  A FASCINATING, SPONTANEOUSLY CREATED PRODUCTION.

A one-of-a-kind theatre performance!

-Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press

"THEATRE IN ITS PUREST FORM! INCREDIBLY MOVING!

‘Interviewing the Audience’ shares the extraordinary beauty of everyday lives.”

-David Sheward, Backstage

"EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL! A LIKEABLE SHOW THAT CELEBRATES ITS GUESTS!"

-Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News

"MESMERIZING!  A FASCINATING EVENING!"

-Andy Buck, TheaterMania

"FASCINATING! REAL MA

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Vineyard Presents INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE, Feb 3 - Feb 27

INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE - a new work by the playwright and filmmaker Zach Helm and created spontaneously each night by Mr. Helm from on stage interviews with willing members of the audience - will begin previews February 3 prior to its official opening night on February 10 as the next production in the Vineyard The

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