THIS LAND WAS MADE
A play by TORI SAMPSON
Directed by TAYLOR REYNOLDS
May 18 - June 25
May 18 - June 25
“GUTSY AND COMPELLING!
Sampson serves up something warm and piquant. Hits a sweet spot at the intersection of fact and fiction.”
- Jesse Green, The New York Times
“‘THIS LAND WAS MADE’ IS MAGNIFICENT THEATER!
A glorious production!”
- Linda Armstrong, Amsterdam News
“A SUPERIOR PRODUCTION enchantingly realized by a forceful cast. AMBITIOUS, MOVING AND EVENTFUL!”
- Darryl Reilly, Theaterscene.org
“AN IMPRESSIVE ENSEMBLE!
Captures the simmering anger and liberatory optimism, as well as the palpable and omnipresent sense of social injustice.”
- James Wilson, Talkin’ Broadway
“INGENIOUS AND PROVOCATIVE!
Sampson captures the fury and optimism of an era.
A powerful reminder of America on the brink.”
- David Barbour, Lighting and Sound America
May 18 - June 25
THIS LAND WAS MADE
Oakland in 1967 is a powder keg of social activism ready to boil over into radical action. For the patrons of Miss Trish’s bar, it’s all just talking points — until the explosive and seductive force of the revolution walks through the door. History and imagination collide with vibrant humor and echo into our present moment in this stirring new play from Tori Sampson (NYT Critic’s Pick If Pretty Hurts, Ugly Must Be A Muhfucka) and directed by LPTW Lucille Lortel Award and 2023 Obie Award winner Taylor Reynolds (Tambo and Bones).
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Broadway: Cost of Living, Pass Over (Drama Desk and Lortel Award nominations), Next Fall. Off-Broadway: A Bright New Boise (Signature Theatre), the bandaged place (Roundabout Underground), The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons), Space Dogs (MCC, Lortel Award nomination), Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi/Public), Sakina’s Restaurant (Audible). Opera: Turandot (Washington National Opera), Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Eine Florentinische Tragödie/Gianni Schicchi (Canadian Opera, Dora Award winner). Film/television: Pass Over (dir. Spike Lee), “Game Theory with Bomani Jones” (HBO), “Blindspot” (NBC). Eastern Region Board member of Local USA 829. Instagram: @wilsonchindesign
DOMINIQUE FAWN HILL
Broadway: Fat Ham. Regional: Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Rent (Portland Center Stage); Dark Girl Chronicles: CHRONICLE X (The Shed); 125th & FREEdom (National Black Theatre); Fat Ham (The Public Theater & The National Black Theatre); Tambo & Bones (Playwrights Horizons & CTG); Where the Mountain Meets the Sea (MTC). Awards and Nominations: Lucille Lortel Award Nominee, Obie Award, and the USITT/USA Prague Quadrennial Best Costume Design Award. Website: dominiquefhill.com
is an Afrofuturist/Afrosurrealist artist and designer from The Bronx, by way of Harlem. Her design career has been centered around working on shows that highlight and uplift Black stories and voices. They are excited to be collaborating with Dominique Fawn Hill and the Vineyard on this meaningful piece of theater art.
Broadway: Ain't No Mo', Chicken and Biscuits. Select Off-Broadway: A Man of No Importance (Classic Stage), Patience (Second Stage), Ain't No Mo' (The Public), Carmen Jones (Classic Stage). Select Regional: Trading Places (Alliance Theatre), The Bluest Eye (Huntington Theater Co), The Amen Corner (Shakespeare Theatre Co). Drama Desk, Elliot Norton, Henry Hewes, and Helen Hayes Award Nominee; AUDELCO Award recipient. @itsadamhonore
Off-Broadway: The Far Country (Atlantic); At the Wedding( Lincoln Center); Snow in Midsummer(Classic Stage); Paris (Atlantic), Our Dear Dead Drug Lord (Second Stage & WP), Pumpgirl (Irish Rep), Suicide Forest (Ma-Yi), Molly Sweeney(Theatre Row), Behind the Sheet (Ensemble Studio), The Trail of the Catonsville Nine (Transport Group)，On That Day in Amsterdam( 59 E59); Regional: Old Globe, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Berkeley Rep, Arena Stage, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Milwaukee Rep, Capital Rep, Artists Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf, Pittsburgh City Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Studio Theatre D.C., Yale Rep, Two River Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Huntington Theater, and more. Head of the sound program at Purdue University. Education: MFA, Yale School of Drama. www.fanzhangsound.com
Hair & Wig Design
ActTRESSES Hair Consulting was created by stylist/actress Nikiya Mathis to specialize in natural hair styling for actors of color in film, TV and theater. Designs have appeared in productions at The Public Theatre, Signature Theatre, MCC, Soho Rep, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Classical Theater of Harlem, National Black Theater, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, Longwharf Theatre, Berkshire Theatre and Theatre Works, and on shows such as Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, She's Gotta Have It, Charmed. @ourblacktresses
Good Grief (Vineyard), Skeleton Crew (Broadway MTC), Drinking in America (Audible), Cullud Wattah, Coal Country, Othello (Public Theater), runboyrun, Eyewitness Blues (NYTW), Jam on the Groove (Minetta Lane) and the film School of Rock. As an Actor: Skeleton Crew, Fela!, Equus (Broadway), runboyrun (NYTW), Syncing Ink (Flea/Alley Theater) and the films Red Pill, IBRAHIM, Enchanted, Across the Universe, and Sex and the City 2. TV: "Endgame", “Ice” , Blue Bloods. Awards: Bessie Award Recipient, Drama Desk & Antonyo Award Nominee. I give thanks to my Family for their constant support and love.
Broadway: Fat Ham, Into the Woods, Broadway Backwards 2023 - 2019. Off-Broadway: Richard III, Merry Wives (Shakespeare in the Park), Plays for the Plague Year, The Vagrant Trilogy, Ain’t No Mo’ (The Public), Parade (New York City Center), Black Odyssey, A Man of No Importance (Classic Stage Company), Amahl and the Night Visitors (Onsite Opera), I’m Revolting (The Atlantic),Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 (Signature Theatre), ONCE UPON A (korean) TIME, The Chinese Lady (Ma-Yi). Film: TROY. MFA: UNC School of the Arts. alexanderwylie.com
THE PRESS ROOM
HENRY RUSSELL BERGSTEIN, CSA
Most recently VP of casting at HBO Max. Theatre: Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway specializing in new American plays and musicals. Over 20 productions at Vineyard Theatre and numerous productions at Ars Nova, LCT3, Signature, Rattlestick and PS 122. Emmy nominated for HBO’s “Succession,” Netflix’s “Inventing Anna” Other television: “The Other Two,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Black Mirror,” “Ramy”(pilot). Film: Mass (Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award), Black Bear, The Kindergarten Teacher, Saturday Church, It Felt Like Love, Grandma, The Week Of, Love After Love and Vampires Vs. The Bronx. Podcasts: “Homecoming” and “Anthem: Homunculus.”
THE TELSEY OFFICE/DESTINY LILLY, CSA
With offices in both New York and Los Angeles, The Telsey Office casts for theatre, film, television and commercials. The Telsey Office is dedicated to creating safe, equitable, and anti-racist spaces through collaboration, artistry, heart, accountability and advocacy.
Production Stage Manager
Vineyard debut! Some Broadway: My Fair Lady, Once on this Island, The Iceman Cometh, M. Butterfly, Holiday Inn, Chicago, The King and I, Wicked, Les Misérables, Pippin, Motown, Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera, The Coast of Utopia, Doubt, Absurd Person Singular. Some Off-Broadway: Suffs, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, The Rolling Stone, Hurricane Diane, Pacific Overtures, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Also: several National Tours, “This American Life: The Radio Drama Episode,” and lots of fun workshops and events. Head of Stage Management at Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University).
Assistant Stage Manager
Broadway: A STRANGE LOOP, SLAVE PLAY. Off-Broadway: MAN CAVE (Page 73), WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN (The Movement Theatre Company, BAM, Playwrights Horizon), NOVENAS FOR A LOST HOSPITAL (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.) Regional: FANDANGO FOR BUTTERFLIES (AND COYOTES) (En Garde Arts / La Jolla Playhouse), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), LA EGOISTA (Actors Theatre of Louisville.) Virtual: AMERICAN DREAMS (The Working Theater) International: Festival de Teatro Alternativo, Festival de Mujeres En Escena Por la Paz. She is delighted to be collaborating with the Vineyard Theatre
is a director, curator of vibes and actor from San Antonio. Off-Broadway assisting Tambo & Bones, Selling Kabul, Wish You Were Here (Playwrights Horizons), The Coast Starlight (LCT), Mojada (The Public). Directing, Holes in the Shape of my Father (Under the Radar), What Else is True?, Crave, Zabelle (E&S). Adam is a member of Roundabout Directors Group, a TCG Rising Leader of Color and the ’21-22 Playwrights Horizons directing fellow. He is currently the Associate Artistic Director of Egg & Spoon Theatre Collective and serves on The Fled’s leadership circle. Education: Syracuse University, BFA Acting.
LAUREN KIELE DeLEON
is an American-Uruguayan intimacy professional from Miami, FL. She works at IDC as the Director of Community Education & Engagement. Selected credits include, Off Broadway: Eva Luna & La Conducta de la Via (Repertorio Espanol), Bloom Bloom Pow (Gural Theatre ART/NY). Regional: Hair & The Mountaintop (Weston Playhouse), Sleeper (BRIC), Blooms & SMART (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Queen of Basel (Theatreworks Hartford). TV: Bottoms Up (Pilot Episode, dir. Brandon Dermer). She holds a Master’s in Performance Studies from NYU, a BA in Directing from SUNY Purchase, and is intimacy trained by IDC. www.laurenkdeleon.com