Vineyard Theatre

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Vineyard Theatre is an Off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to developing and producing new plays and musicals that push the boundaries of what theatre can be and do. We seek to nurture a daring community of theatre makers and audiences, and to lift up voices that resonate far beyond our stage.

When Vineyard Theatre opened our doors in 1982, we were determined to create a home for artists to dream big, trust their voices, and take creative risks in developing new work. We were devoted to collaboration–to developing theatre works infused and informed by many art forms–and we still are. Under the artistic leadership of Sarah Stern and Douglas Aibel, and Managing Director, Suzanne Appel, Vineyard Theatre has nurtured a community of fearless theatre makers whose work has expanded the form, the field and the larger culture.

For 40 years, we have created transformative opportunities for artists at all stages of their careers to bring their visions to life. We have transferred 11 shows to Broadway, including the Tony Award-winning Avenue Q (2003), Indecent (2015), and most recently, three in one season–How I Learned to Drive, Is This A Room, and Dana H. (2021-2022). Our work has garnered the highest awards, and on any given night, a show launched at the Vineyard is playing somewhere in the world. We are proud that our intimate theatre in the heart of Union Square is an internationally acclaimed home for groundbreaking art.

Now, as we celebrate our 41st anniversary season, the Vineyard Theatre continues to push the boundaries of what theatre can be and do and we are proud to be a vibrant and nurturing community for diverse artists and audiences alike. During our 2023-2024 41st anniversary season, we continued to:

- Launch world premiere works by both established and emerging artists: Scene Partners by John J. Caswell, Jr., directed by Rachel Chavkin and staring Dianne Wiest; and Sarah Gancher’s Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy directed by Darko Tresnjak

-Ensure accessibility through our Good Neighbor Program, which makes thousands of subsidized tickets available to underserved audiences at a low cost each season.

-Support our arts ecosystem, through the Fair Pay Initiative, a commitment to pay all arts workers on stage and off, with a living wage.

Our impact in the community has been recognized by the Mayor, who proclaimed November 3, 2022 as Vineyard Theatre Day. Every day, we strive to live our ethos of being FEARLESSLY MADE IN NEW YORK.

And, we can’t wait to share the projects and initiatives we are currently developing to launch into our next 40 years.

Thank you for supporting the Vineyard Theatre through our online auction! Your support will ensure that we will have the resources to nurture boundary-defying work for years to come; and continue to be the home that artists and audiences have come to love.

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