Is This a Room

Is This A Room

Vineyard Theatre kicks off its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Tina Satter.

(Photos by Carol Rosegg)

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Running time: 
1hr 20mins (no intermission)
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About Is This A Room:

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, 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.

Tina Satter
Vineyard Theatre
Tina Satter
Thomas Dunn
Sanae Yamada
Parker Lutz
Enver Chakartash
Cast list:
Emily C. Davis (as Reality Winner), Becca Blackwell (as Unknown Male), Pete Simpson (as Agent Garrick), and TL Thompson (as Agent Taylor)
Other info:
Puppetry Design by Amanda Villalobos
Is This A Room Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
December 20, 2019
Opening date: 
December 20, 2019
January 19, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Vineyard Theatre

108 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
Nearest subway station:
14th Street - Union Square Station

Latest Is This A Room News & Features

Pete Simpson, TL Thompson & Emily C. Davis in Is This A Room
Vineyard Theatre confirms encore engagement of Is This A Room
December 6, 2019

The Vineyard Theatre has announced an encore engagement for Is This A Room, conceived and directed by Tina Satter, which previously played the Off-Broadway venue to great acclaim (read our 4* review) from October 3 through November 24, 2019. The return engagement will consist of 25 additional performances from December 20, 2019 through January 19, 2020.

Our Is This A Room Review

In a rare instance, an FBI transcript was declassified. Tina Satter, who conceived and directed Is This A Room, now playing at the Vineyard Theatre, immediately realized the value of this unique moment of history and transparency in any administration. Verbatim for 70 minutes the transcript of Reality Winner (Emily Davis) being arrested by the FBI is reenacted.