A new play by JOHN J. CASWELL, JR.
Directed by RACHEL CHAVKIN
Starring DIANNE WIEST
October 26 - December 3
Starring two-time Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest as Meryl, and directed by Tony Award®-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), John J. Caswell, Jr.’s (Wet Brain; Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award) Scene Partners is a wildly theatrical, hilarious, and genre-twisting gallop through the experience of a woman reborn.
October 26 - December 3
October 26 - December 3
Winter, 1985. 75-year-old Meryl ditches ice-cold Milwaukee for sunny Los Angeles, hell-bent on becoming a movie star. She’s got big dreams, a little money, and a whole lot of nerve. But will the world ever know her for who she really is? Starring two-time Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest as Meryl, and directed by Tony Award® -winning director Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), John J. Caswell, Jr.’s (Wet Brain; Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award) Scene Partners is a wildly theatrical, hilarious and genre-twisting gallop through the experience of a woman reborn.
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Broadway: The Sign In Sidney Brustein’s Window. Off-Broadway: The Sign In Sidney Brustein’s Window (BAM), Camp Siegfried (Second Stage), A Case for the Existence of God (Signature), Russian Troll Farm (Virtual, Obie Award), Moby Dick (A.R.T), Octet (Signature), Continuity (MTC), Enemy of the People (The Guthrie), I’ll Get You Back Again (Roundhouse), The TEAM’s Mission Drift (National Theatre of London), Film/TV: The Quiz Lady, Coda (Academy Award, Best Picture), An American Pickle, The Disaster Artist, Tallulah, “Saturday Night Live” (Associate CD). Other: MFA/NYU TSOA, the TEAM, www.bnadesigner.com
Work includes the world premieres of Harry Clarke (The Vineyard, Lortel Award), Kill Move Paradise (National Black Theatre, Drama Desk nomination), and The Hot Wing King by Katori Hall (Signature NYC, 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama). Other New York work includes: Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, and Fires in the Mirror (Signature NYC); Twelfth Night (Classical Theatre of Harlem); Bluebird Memories featuring rap-artist Common (Audible Theatre); and Baldwin and Buckley at Cambridge by Greig Sargeant and Elevator Repair Service (The Public). His work in dance includes: Where We Dwell and Chasing Magic by Ayodele Casel; Rhythm Is Life by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards; and Lifted, choreographed by Christopher Rudd for American Ballet Theatre. On Broadway, Edwards was the associate to lighting designer Jennifer Tipton on The Testament of Mary. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where he is also an assistant professor of lighting. Alancedwards.com.
Vineyard: God’s Ear. Off-Broadway: My Broken Language and Night is a Room (Signature), Log Cabin, Antlia Pneumatica, Grand Concourse, The Big Meal and Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons), Mary Jane and The Invisible Hand (New York theater Workshop), The Harvest, Slowgirl, and What Once We Felt (LCT3), Cardinal (Second Stage), Saved (TFANA) and more. Regional: ACT, Guthrie, Long Wharf, Berkeley, Yale Rep, ART, Intiman. Honors: Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Sound Design (Mary Jane and Slowgirl). Connecticut Critics Circle Award (January Joiner), NEA/TCG Career Development Program.
Video Projection Designer
Hair, Wig & Make-Up Designer
Previously with the Vineyard: Good Grief, Harry Clarke, Gloria, Gigantic, White Girl in Danger. Broadway: The Sign In Sidney Brustein’s Window, The Thanksgiving Play, Leopoldstadt, Birthday Candles. Recent Credits: The Wanderers, Primary Trust (Roundabout), Camp Siegfried (Second Stage), English, Kimberly Akimbo (Atlantic Theater). Nickelodeon, Walt Disney Productions, SNL. Henry Hewes Design Award.
Anne is a theater and film producer. Credits include: The Thanksgiving Play (Broadway), Grownup (Associates), The Gold Room (HERE), Incomplete (Hulu), The Snakes (HBO Max), Others (Slamdance FF), Swimming (Out on Film), Human Interest (SeriesFest). Anne also works as an actor. She has a BA from Brown University and an MFA in Acting from NYU.
RACHEL A. ZUCKER (They/Them)
Production Stage Manager
is thrilled to be returning to Vineyard Theatre! Past Show: Lessons in Survival: 1971. Broadway: SIX, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, The Prom, True West, Pretty Woman, Farinelli and the King, Indecent. Select Off-Broadway: JOB (Soho Playhouse); Kinky Boots (Stage 42); The Shed: Misty, HELP; The Public Theater: Tiny Beautiful Things, Twelfth Night, Plenty, Southern Comfort, Grounded; Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Troilus and Cressida, Cymbeline; New York City Center: Working: A Musical, Roadshow; New York Theater Workshop: Lazarus; Signature Theatre Company: Curse of the Starving Class. MFA: Stage Management, Columbia University. Insta: @rzucker37
Assistant Stage Manager
Vineyard: Lessons In Survival: 1971. Broadway: Wicked, King and I (LCT Revival). Off-Broadway: Between the Lines, Which Way to the Stage, Othello, Old Hats. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Barrington Stage, Berkshire Theatre Group, George Street Playhouse, Arden Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, Skylight Music Theatre. Love and deep gratitude to family and friends for their continued support. Member Actors' Equity.