This cast is made! Initial casting has been set for This Land Was Made, a new play by Tori Sampson premiering at Vineyard Theatre this spring. Performances run from May 18 to June 25, with opening night on June 4. The This Land Was Made cast includes Antoinette Crowe-Legacy as Sassy, Leland Fowler as Drew, Matthew Griffin as Troy, Sean Patrick Higgins as Officer Heanes, Yasha Jackson as Gail, Ezra Knight as MR. FAR, Julian Elijah Martinez as Huey, Curt Morlaye as Gene, and Oliver Palmer as...
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The world premiere of Tori Sampson's This Land Was Made will go up in spring 2023. Get This Land Was Made tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
This Land Was Made is set in an Oakland bar called Miss Trish's. It's 1967, when the Black Panther Party protested incidents of police brutality and others protested against the Vietnam War draft. Within the walls of the bar, though, radical change is just talk — that is, until it isn't. This play imagines the beginnings of a revolution with keen insight and humor, and it speaks to issues and conversations around change people still have today.
Sampson is best known for her professional debut play If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be A Muhfucka, which premiered in 2019 and was a New York Times Critic's Pick. One of the actresses from that play, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, also stars in This Land Was Made off Broadway.
Sampson has received the Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting from The Kennedy Center and was a finalist for other prestigious awards like the Relentless Award and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Two of her plays have appeared on the Kilroys List, which recognizes excellent work by non-male playwrights that has yet to be produced.
Director Taylor Reynolds won the 2023 Obie Award for her direction of Tambo & Bones and Man Cave off Broadway. She also received a Drama Desk nomination for directing Will Arbery's Plano and won the LPTW Lucille Lortel Award in 2021 for her sustained excellence in theatre. Reynolds is also a producing artistic leader of the Harlem-based Movement Theatre Company.
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2 hrs (incl. 10-minute intermission)
May 18th, 2023
June 25th, 2023
Recommended for ages 12+ (If you have any questions about this age recommendation, please feel free to reach out to our box office.)
Cast and creative
By: Tori Sampson
Director: Taylor Reynolds
Producer: Vineyard Theatre
Cast list: Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (as Sassy), Leland Fowler (as Drew), Matthew Griffin (as Troy), Sean Patrick Higgins (as Officer Heanes), Yasha Jackson (as Gail), Ezra Knight (as MR. FAR), Julian Elijah Martinez (as Huey), Curt Morlaye (as Gene), Oliver Palmer (as Officer Frey)
Design: Wilson Chin
Costumes: Dominique Fawn Hill
Lighting: Adam Honoré
Sound: Fan Zhang