Today the Vineyard Theatre announced the company’s upcoming 2021-2022 Season which includes Broadway, virtual and a return to Vineyard Theatre’s home in Union Square at 108 East 15th Street with two world premiere productions and more.
Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern said: "We are overjoyed at the prospect of welcoming artists and audiences back to our theatre -- as well as to the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. Two beloved and acclaimed shows from our recent history, Lucas Hnath's Dana H. and Tina Satter's Is This A Room, will run in rep on Broadway in an innovative model, giving audiences a new chance to experience their originality and power. On 15th Street, we will launch daring new works by 2019 playwright-in-residence Charly Evon Simpson, award-winning playwright David Cale, and artist-in-residence Tyler Thomas, and share the five exciting works from our "mini-commission" program. We are also thrilled to see the original stars of The Vineyard's premiere production of Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive reunite with director Mark Brokaw for the show's Broadway premiere, 25 years later. It will be a truly robust season both back in our theatre and on Broadway, a celebration of gathering together and of the power of what live theatre can be and do."
Current artists for the season include Ngozi Anyanwu, David Cale, Kirsten Childs, Emily Davis, Lucas Hnath, Alfonso Johnson, Matthew Dean Marsh, Jared Mezzocchi, Deirdre O’Connell, Polly Pen, Tina Satter, Madeline Sayet, Leigh Silverman, Charly Evon Simpson, Awoye Timpo, Tyler Thomas, Les Waters, and Summer L. Williams.
This fall, the Vineyard Theatre production of Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Tina Satter; and the Center Theatre Group, Goodman Theatre and Vineyard Theatre production of Dana H., by Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters, will come to Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th Street, New York, NY), playing on a rotating schedule. The two plays were presented in succession as part of Vineyard Theatre’s 2019-2020 season. Is This A Room & Dana H. will be produced on Broadway by Dori Berinstein, Sally Horchow and Matt Ross.
In the winter of 2022, The Vineyard returns to its home in Union Square with the world premiere of Charly Evon Simpson’s sandblasted, directed by Summer L. Williams who is making her New York directorial debut. sandblasted is a co-production with WP Theater, the first in a two-show collaboration between the companies.
Obie Award-winning playwright David Cale returns to Vineyard Theatre in the spring of 2022 with the world premiere of Sandra, directed by Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman. This one-woman thriller reunites the Harry Clarke playwright and director and also features an original piano score by Matthew Dean Marsh.
Additional offerings this season include part two of the critically acclaimed Lessons In Survival, in front of a live audience, created with and performed by The Commissary and directed by Tyler Thomas; and commissioned works from Vineyard favorites Ngozi Anyanwu, Kirsten Childs, Jared Mezzocchi, Polly Pen, and Madeline Sayet.
The Vineyard’s Original Cast Benefit Reading Series will continue this season with a special virtual benefit reading of Nicky Silver’s The Lyons, ten years after it premiered at The Vineyard. The reading will reunite director Mark Brokaw with original cast members Linda Lavin, who received a Tony Award nomination for her performance, Michael Esper, Katherine Jennings Grant, Brenda Pressley, Gregory Wooddell and will feature Richard Schiff in the role originated by the late Dick Latessa.
Vineyard Theatre 2021-2022 Season Memberships are currently on sale. Members have access to the best seats at the best prices to all Vineyard Theatre productions, including on Broadway, plus special access to The Vineyard's mini commission projects, Lessons in Survival, Part 2, in-person readings, special events, and more.
2021-2022 Vineyard Members will also have early access to purchase tickets to Paula Vogel'sHow I Learned to Drive on Broadway this spring. Having premiered at The Vineyard 25 years ago, the Broadway production this spring reunites original cast members Mary-Louise Parker, David Morse and Johanna Day with director Mark Brokaw.