Tiffany Villarin, recently seen in Teenage Dick, will lead the cast of The Vineyard Theater's production of Do You Feel Anger? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg. The Off-Broadway premiere, directed by Margot Bordelon, will begin performances March 13 ahead of a March 31 opening.
Villarin will play Sofia, who is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency. But employees can barely identify what an emotion is, much less practice deep, radical compassion for others. As they painstakingly stumble towards enlightenment, the unspoken dynamics of their seemingly blithe workplace culture become increasingly unsettling.
The cast of Do You Feel Anger? will also include Tom Aulino (On the Town), Ugo Chukwu (What to Send Up When it Goes Down), Megan Hill (The Jazzercise Play), and Greg Keller (The Amateurs), with further casting to be announced.
The production will feature scenic design by Laura Jellinek (Oklahoma! At St. Ann’s Warehouse), costume design by Emilio Sosa (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), lighting design By Marie Yokoyama (Daybreak), and sound design by Palmer Hefferan (Sugar In Our Wounds).
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.