Conceived and Directed by Tina Satter
A true story, still unfolding. June 3, 2017. A 25-year-old former Air Force linguist named Reality Winner is surprised at her home by the FBI, interrogated, and then charged with leaking evidence of Russian interference in U.S elections. Reality remains in jail with a record-breaking sentence. The FBI transcript of her interrogation is the heart of IS THIS A ROOM, conceived as a play and directed by Obie Award-winner Tina Satter, in which an extraordinary human drama unfolds between the complex and witty Reality, and the agents who question her. As Reality’s autonomy shrinks before her eyes, a simmering real-life thriller emerges, asking what it is to have honor in this American moment, and how the personal can reverberate globally.
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“…as Reality Winner, [Emily] Davis drops the air gap she usually maintains between herself and her characters, proving herself to be one of the most gifted realists in town. Davis gives a microscopically observed, subtle, skinless performance that would even be believable in extreme close-up. It’s literally a stunning performance. Watching her, I felt concussed.” – Helen Shaw (ART FORUM)
“Summoning any number of texts, ideas, and traditions, The Plagiarists offers a hilarious and slyly withering appraisal of our contemporary creative economy.” – From the Berlinale 2019 Dispatch by Jordan Cronk (https://www.filmcomment.com/blog/berlinale-2019-dispatch/)
The final titles for the Berlin International Film Festival Competition and Berlianle Special sections have been announced.
Emily Davis stars in The Plagiarists
The Plagiarists by Peter Parlow hands just as pivotal a role to a book, in this case, one of the volumes of Karl Ove Knausgård’s novel series “My Struggle”. Following an impromptu drinking session in the country, an amusingly verbose young couple – he a wannabe director, she a wannabe writer – wonder months later what precisely happened that evening. This slyly deceptive work pits film against literature: Are books better than films?
Emily Davis @ The Kitchen Jan 4-12
Is This A Room: REALITY WINNER VERBATIM TRANSCRIPTION
with Becca Blackwell, Emily Davis, Pete Simpson, T.L. Thompson
A true story, still unfolding.
At the center of an imperative discourse about what it means to have honor in today’s America.
June 3, 2017
A 25-year-old former Air Force linguist named Reality Winner (Emily Davis) is surprised at her home by the FBI, interrogated, and then charged with leaking evidence of Russian interference in our voting system. She’s in jail now.
Is This A Room stages the verbatim FBI transcript of what happened at Reality’s house that day. With an original score by Sanae Yamada (Moon Duo, Vive la Void).
As the verbal dance between knife-sharp Reality and the FBI agents unfolds in Reality’s home and her autonomy shrinks before her eyes, a simmering real-life thriller emerges—with consequences that extend from the most personal to the totally political.
Concept and Direction by Tina Satter. Score by Sanae Yamada. Costume Design by Enver Chakartash. Set Design by Parker Lutz. Lighting Design by Thomas Dunn. Sculptural Design by Amanda Villalobos. Production and Stage Management by Randi Rivera. Assistant Direction and Stage Management by Mariana Catalina.
|Friday, January 4||8pm|
|Saturday, January 5||8pm|
|Sunday, January 6||2pm|
|Tuesday, January 8||8pm|
|Wednesday, January 9||8pm|
|Thursday, January 10||8pm|
|Friday, January 11||8pm|
|Saturday, January 12||2pm and 8pm|
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Tina Satter/Half Straddle: Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription is made possible with support from Howard Gilman Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription was developed in part at The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, New York Theatre Workshop’s Dartmouth Residency, and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency in 2018.
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This August she’ll be working at the New York Theatre Workshop Dartmouth Residency with “Is This A Room: Reality Leigh Winner Verbatim Transcription”, a piece set to premiere in January 2019 at The Kitchen in NYC.
Just finished shooting with Nick Zeig-Owens on our third film, Gwen in Corpus, written by Jess Barbagallo and me.
Congratulations to Emily Davis, Casey Llewellyn & Dustin Wills and cast and producers of O’Earth for Off Broadway Alliance Nomination
I recommend you enjoy my client EMILY DAVIS in:
The world premiere of O, EARTH, an original play by Casey Llewellyn being produced by The Foundry Theatre (Good Person of Szechwan, Telephone, Gertrude and Alice) at HERE Arts Center in SoHo.
The play is directed by Dustin Wills (Two-time recipient of the Princess Grace Award for Theatre, a Drama League and Boris Sagal directing fellow, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Drama League Director.)
The play is a queered Our Town and explores a panorama of characters from gay popular culture, theatre history, and radical New York City, to ask how we live as ourselves and in communion with others.
Emily will be portraying Portia De Rossi, and sharing the stage with a fantastic group of luminaries:
Kristen Sieh (Boardwalk Empire, Orange is the New Black) !
Jess Barbagallo (of Big Dance Theater, Half Straddle) !
Donnetta Lavinia Grays (The Wrestler, Wild Canaries) !
Moe Angelos (The Builders Association, Sontag, Reborn) !
Martin Moran (writer, The Tricky Part, All The Rage) !
Ato Blankson Wood (HAIR, Lysistrata Jones) !
I’m very proud of the production and would love to have you there.
Review in TIMEOUT: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/o-earth