The Vineyard Theatre celebrates the opening of the New York premiere of Do You Feel Anger? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg April 2. Directed by Margot Bordelon, the new comedy arrives Off-Broadway following a world premiere at last year's Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.
In Do You Feel Anger?, Tiffany Villarin plays 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 also features Tom Aulino, Ugo Chukwu, Megan Hill, Greg Keller, Justin Long, and Jeanne Sakata.
Do You Feel Anger? began previews March 13 and is scheduled through April 20.
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.
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