Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announced the company’s upcoming 2020-2021 Season which includes digital and outdoor productions, as well as the reopening when safe to do so of Vineyard Theatre’s home at 108 East 15th Street, NYC

Current artists for the season include Ngozi AnyanwuDavid Cale, Kirsten ChildsLucas Hnath, Marin IrelandBill Irwin, Peter Mark KendallJared Mezzocchi, Deirdre O’ConnellPolly Pen, Tori Sampson, Madeline SayetLeigh Silverman, Tyler Thomas, Les Waters, Reggie D. White and Whitney White, among others. The Vineyard’s 2020-2021 Artists-in-Residence include The CommissaryMichael R. Jackson, Charly Evon Simpson, York Walker and Whitney White. Recipients of The Vineyard’s 2020-2021 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and Susan Stroman Directing Award residencies will be announced later this fall.

Vineyard Theatre 2020-21 Season

The Busking Project 
Created and performed by Bill Irwin
September 23, 25, 26
October 1, 2, 3

Tony Award-winning actor and legendary clown Bill Irwin returns to his roots: busking on the street. In an eight-minute foray into rhythm and language, Bill taps into the energy of the Union Square/Flatiron neighborhood as an evolving site of storytelling, spinning rhymes for our changing times. 

Limited reserved spots are available for Vineyard Members only for this in-person, outdoor, socially-distanced live performance.

Lessons In Survival 
October 6 – November 1 (Part 1) Digital – Conceived by Marin Ireland, Peter Mark Kendall, Tyler Thomas, Reggie D. White – Directed by Tyler Thomas – Performed by The Commissary
With Kyle Beltran, Dan Butler, Helen Cespedes, Kalyne Coleman, Crystal Dickinson, Brandon DirdenRicardy Fabre, Yonaton Gebeyehu, Marin IrelandPeter Mark Kendall, Nicole Lewis, Nana Mensah, Joe Morton, Deirdre O’ConnellKeith Randolph SmithRyan Spahn, Chris Stack, Myra Lucretia TaylorTL Thompson, Nicole Villamil, Victoria VillierReggie D. White.

Dana H. 
By Lucas Hnath
Adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson, Featuring Deirdre O’Connell, Directed By Les Waters
A co-production with Goodman Theatre and Center Theatre Group, Dates TBD

This Land Was Made 
by Tori Sampson, Directed by Whitney White, World Premiere, Dates TBD

By David Cale, Directed by Leigh Silvermanm Original compositions by Matthew Dean Marsh, World Premiere, Dates TBD