This fall, the Vineyard Theatre production of Is This a Room, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Tina Satter 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. Is This a Room and Dana H. will be produced on Broadway by Dori Berinstein, Sally Horchow and Matt Ross.
Previews for Is This a Room begin September 24, 2021, with an opening night scheduled for October 11, 2021. Previews for Dana H. begin October 1, 2021, with an opening night scheduled for October 17, 2021. The two productions will play alternating performances for a 17-week engagement through January 16, 2022.
Is This a Room is the astonishingly true story of Reality Winner, the 25-year-old former Air Force linguist who was surprised at her home by the FBI on June 3, 2017. The play’s text is taken from the FBI transcript of her interrogation – and from these pages, Tina Satter has wrought an extraordinary human drama between Reality (Emily Davis) and the agents who question her. In this theatrical thriller, Reality’s life is upended before our eyes, and we’re left questioning American values and the very nature of the truth.
Emily Davis will make her Broadway debut, reprising her award-winning role of Reality Winner. Additional casting and the full design team for Is This a Room will be announced shortly.
Dana H. tells the harrowing true story of a woman held captive in a series of Florida motels for five months. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, playwright Lucas Hnath, this groundbreaking work shatters the boundaries of the art form and challenges our understanding of good and evil.
Deirdre O’Connell will return to Broadway in Dana H., reprising her Obie Award-winning performance.
Dana H. is by Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Lucas Hnath, adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham, conducted by Steve Cosson, and directed by Les Waters. The full design team for Dana H. will be announced shortly.
Ticket on sale dates and additional details will be announced at a later date. Memberships to Vineyard Theatre are currently on sale vineyardtheatre.org. Vineyard members and ticket-buyers will have first access and best prices to Is This a Room and Dana H..