Jeanne Sakata has joined the cast of the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s Do You Feel Anger? at the Vineyard Theatre. Sakata, whose solo play Hold These Truths was recently revived in D.C., joins a previously announced cast that includes Tiffany Villarin and Justin Long.
In Do You Feel Anger?, beginning March 13, Villarin will play Sofia, an empathy coach who is hired at a debt collection agency. But employees can barely identify what an emotion is, much less practice deep, radical compassion for others. As they stumble towards enlightenment, the unspoken dynamics of their seemingly blithe workplace become increasingly unsettling.
The cast of Do You Feel Anger? is rounded out by the previously announced Tom Aulino, Ugo Chukwu, Megan Hill, and Greg Keller. The production will now officially open April 2, instead of the previously announced March 31.
Do You Feel Anger? received its world premiere at the 2018 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Nelson-Greenberg's work has been developed at Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Dixon Place, among others. She is a member of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theater and an alumnus of Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers Group. Her play Hamlet by Mia Fefferman was a finalist for the 2017 Relentless Award.
For tickets and more information visit VineyardTheatre.org.