Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre has unveiled its 2018–2019 season. The upcoming slate will feature three new plays by playwrights Ngozi Anyanwu, Jeremy O. Harris, and Mara Nelson-Greenberg, and an all-female lineup of directors made up of Awoye Timpo, Danya Taymor, and Margot Bordelon.
Kicking off the season in the fall will be the New York premiere of Anyanwu's Good Grief, directed by Timpo; the duo return Off-Broadway following their earlier collaboration on the acclaimed world premiere of The Homecoming Queen. The story of a Nigerian-American girl navigating her childhood home in Pennsylvania’s suburbs, the play is billed as a first-generation coming-of-age journey of love, loss, and growing into adulthood. Good Grief will receive its New York premiere following a debut run at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles.
Next up will be the co-produced world premiere of O. Harris' Daddy, helmed by Pass Over director Taymor. In the new play, Franklin, a young black artist, sparks a relationship with Andre, an older white art collector to be played by the previously announced Alan Cumming. Set in and around a Bel Air swimming pool, the play takes a deep dive into questions of patronage and parentage, as this young man's past, present, and future collide in surreal ways. The production is scheduled for winter 2019 and will play The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center in a co-production with the New Group.
Rounding out the season next spring will be the Off-Broadway premiere of Nelson-Greenberg's dark comedy Do You Feel Anger, which received its world premiere at the 2018 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville earlier this year. Billed as an "absurdly funny and potent new play," the story follows Sofia, who is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency. Bordelon (Too Heavy for Your Pocket) will direct.
A Lab production will be announced at a later date.
Tickets and more information are available online at VineyardTheatre.org or by calling the box office at (212) 353-0303.