IS THIS A ROOM starring Emily Davis begins rehearsals at the VINEYARD THEATER September 18th.

Emily Davis to Star in Is This a Room Off-Broadway

The entire cast of the show’s original run returns for the Vineyard theatre production this fall.


Emily Davis (Singlet) will reprise her performance as imprisoned former Air Force linguist Reality Winner in the Vineyard Theatre production of Tina Satter’s Is This a Room. The show, seen Off-Broadway last year, is a staging of the verbatim transcript of the June 2017 FBI interrogation that found Winner guilty of leaking evidence of Russian interference in the U.S. voting system.
Directed by Satter, the return run of Is This a Room will feature the entire original cast, which also includes Becca Blackwell (High Maintenance) as Unknown Male, Pete Simpson (Middletown) as Agent Garrick, and TL Thompson (Straight White Men) as Agent Taylor.
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Performances will begin at the Vineyard October 3 ahead of an October 22 opening night.
A true story, still developing, Winner remains in jail with a record-breaking sentence. Based on the real-life interrogation, the play unfolds as a thriller, asking what it is to have honor in this American moment, and how the personal can reverberate globally.
The Vineyard production will feature scenic design by Parker Lutz (Ghost Rings), costume design by Enver Chakartash (Since I Can Remember), lighting design by Thomas Dunn (The Undertaking), with original score and sound design by Sanae Yamada (Moon Duo, Vive la Void), and puppetry design by Amanda Villalobos (In The Green).

EMILY DAVIS stars as Reality Winner in “Is This a Room”. Coming to the VINEYARD THEATRE this fall in Manhattan

“…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)

Emily Davis in THE PLAGIARISTS, to premiere March 28th at New Directors New Films 2019, presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the MOMA.

“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/)

Tickets: http://www.newdirectors.org/2019/films/the-plagiarists

Berlin Film Festival

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 in “Is This A Room: REALITY WINNER VERBATIM TRANSCRIPTION”

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Jan 4–Jan 12, 2019 Buy Tickets

Is This A Room: REALITY WINNER VERBATIM TRANSCRIPTION

with Becca BlackwellEmily DavisPete SimpsonT.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

Tickets $25 General / $20 Members

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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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Emily Davis update

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.Davis