Sam Gold (Circle Mirror…, The Aliens) will helm the June 7-July 15 world premiere of the adaptation that will star the previously announced Birney (Circle Mirror..., Blasted) in the title role. It is billed as an intimate and immersive staging.
Completing the cast are Dizzia (In the Next Room, Eurydice, Belleville) as Yelena; Engel (The Drowsy Chaperone, Middletown, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show") as Marina; Friedman (Circle Mirror Transformation, Ragtime) as Serebryakov; Shannon ("Revolutionary Road," "Boardwalk Empire," Mistakes Were Made) as Astrov; as well as Matthew Maher (Orange, Hat & Grace) as Telegin; Paul Thureen (Buddy Cop 2) as Yefim; Rebecca Schull ("Wings") as Maria; and Merritt Wever (The Illusion) as Sonya.
Baker will also render costume designs for Vanya with set design by Andrew Lieberman, costume design by Baker, lighting design by Mark Barton and sound design by Matt Tierney.
Baker earned an Obie Award for her Off-Broadway hit Circle Mirror Transformation. Her plays also include The Aliens and Body Awareness. Playwrights Horizons will produce her newest play, The Flick, in 2013.
For tickets visit SohoRep. Soho Rep is located at 46 Walker Street in Manhattan.