Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest Will Lead Scene Partners at Vineyard Theatre During 2023-2024 Season | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest Will Lead Scene Partners at Vineyard Theatre During 2023-2024 Season

Rachel Chavkin will direct the John J. Caswell Jr. play this fall, with Darko Tresnjak set to direct Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy in winter.

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Vineyard Theatre has announced plans for its 2023–2024 season, which will include two full productions.

The company's 41st season, under the artistic direction of Sarah Stern and Douglas Aibel (the latter is on sabbatical), will begin with the world premiere of John J. Caswell Jr.'s Scene Partners this fall, followed by the New York stage premiere of Sarah Gancher's Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy in the new year. 

Two-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest will lead Scene Partners as Meryl, who late-in-life decides to leave Milwaukee for Hollywood to become a movie star. Tony winner Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown) will direct the comedy, set to begin previews October 26 ahead of a November 12 opening. The limited engagement will run through December 3. Caswell is Vineyard Theatre’s 2020-21 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award winner.

Tony winner Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder) will direct Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy, a political satire set in St. Petersburg’s Internet Research Agency just prior to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The world premiere was produced virtually by TheaterWorks Hartford and TheatreSquared in October 2020. The New York stage premiere at Vineyard is being produced in Association with Dori Berinstein/Dramatic Forces. Previews will begin January 25, 2024, with opening night set for February 3. The play will run through March 3. 

In addition to the two full productions, in the spring Vineyard will present works in progress by the 2023-24 resident artists, including Shayok Misha Chowdhury, Mara Nelson-Greenberg, Nazareth Hassan, a.k. payne, and more.

For more information visit VineyardTheatre.org.

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