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

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The reading is included as a benefit of Vineyard Memberships, in addition to upcoming season programming. All Membership options and information are available here.

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From the writer of such acclaimed plays as Everybody, An Octoroon, Appropriate, War and Neighbors, Gloria is Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins’ funny, trenchant and powerful play that 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 30. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.

Gloria contains disturbing content which may not be suitable for patrons under 17; viewer discretion is advised.

MacArthur “Genius” Grant winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins received The Vineyard’s distinguished Paula Vogel Playwriting Award for emerging writers in 2011.

Tickets to this benefit reading are fully tax-deductible and support the artists and programs in The Vineyard’s 2020-2021 season. A portion of the proceeds from Gloria will support The Dramatists Guild Foundation.

We thank Susan Peterson Kennedy for her support of GLORIA as a member of our Artistic Directors’ Circle.

Original casting by Henry Russell Bergstein.


CRITICS’ PICK!

ALL HAIL ‘GLORIA’! One of the year’s best plays.
It’s not just “Game of Thrones” that boasts jaw-dropping shockers — the new play “Gloria” has such a fantastic moment, it’s killing me that I can’t spill the beans.
Bitingly funny and fierce. This is a great ride.
New York Post

CRITICS’ PICK!

“A WHIP-SMART SATIRE! A SHARP-TOOTHED COMIC DRAMA WITH A WHOLE LOT TO SAY!”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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!

“TERRIBLY FUNNY! A smart cast applies cutting wit.”
– Marilyn Stasio, Variety

Gloria Original Cast Benefit Reading

January 19-24, 2021

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Evan Cabnet
Featuring Kyle Beltran, Catherine Combs, Michael Crane, Jennifer Kim, Jeanine Serralles, Ryan Spahn
The reading is included as a benefit of Vineyard Memberships, in addition to upcoming season programming. All Membership options and information are available here.

Thank you for watching!
From the writer of such acclaimed plays as Everybody, An Octoroon, Appropriate, War and Neighbors, Gloria is Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins’ funny, trenchant and powerful play that 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 30. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever.

Gloria contains disturbing content which may not be suitable for patrons under 17; viewer discretion is advised.

MacArthur “Genius” Grant winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins received The Vineyard’s distinguished Paula Vogel Playwriting Award for emerging writers in 2011.

Tickets to this benefit reading are fully tax-deductible and support the artists and programs in The Vineyard's 2020-2021 season. A portion of the proceeds from Gloria will support The Dramatists Guild Foundation.

We thank Susan Peterson Kennedy for her support of GLORIA as a member of our Artistic Directors' Circle.

Original casting by Henry Russell Bergstein.

CRITICS' PICK!

ALL HAIL ‘GLORIA’! One of the year’s best plays.
It’s not just “Game of Thrones” that boasts jaw-dropping shockers — the new play “Gloria” has such a fantastic moment, it’s killing me that I can’t spill the beans.
Bitingly funny and fierce. This is a great ride.
New York Post

CRITICS' PICK!

"A WHIP-SMART SATIRE! A SHARP-TOOTHED COMIC DRAMA WITH A WHOLE LOT TO SAY!"
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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!

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

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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Kyle Beltran

Kyle Beltran (He/Him) Broadway: The Cherry Orchard (Roundabout), In The Heights (Broadway & first national tour). Off-Broadway: Lessons In Survival (Vineyard Theatre,) Blue Ridge (Atlantic Theater Company), Fire in Dreamland (The Public), Tin Cat Shoes (Clubbed Thumb), The Amateurs (Vineyard Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Public, Delacorte), Head of Passes (The Public), The Flick (Barrow Street Theatre), Gloria (Vineyard Theatre), The Fortress of Solitude (The Public), Choir Boy (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Netflix Plays (Ars Nova), 10 Things to Do Before I Die (Second Stage) Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Goodman Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Steppenwolf Theatre, Yale Rep, The Old Globe. Film/TV: “David Makes Man” (OWN, HBO Max,) “Inventing Anna” (Netflix, upcoming), “The Shivering Truth” (Adult Swim), Equity (Sony Pictures Classics), “Horace and Pete” (Pig Newton), “The Big C” (Showtime) “Unforgettable” (CBS, recurring.) BFA in Drama, Carnegie Mellon.

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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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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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