Is This a Room

Is This A Room

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Is This A Room transfers to Broadway following a critically acclaimed run at the Vineyard Theatre in 2019. Is This A Room will be presented in repertory with Dana H. at the Lyceum Theatre. Is This A Room tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

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. The FBI transcript of her interrogation is the heart of the Is This A Room play, 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.

Is This A Room first premiered in January 2019 at The Kitchen, an experimental downtown space in New York which has developed challenging new work since 1971. Tina Satter's spellbinding production transferred to Vineyard Theatre, running from Oct. 3 - Nov. 24, 2019. Due to overwhelming demand, the production then returned to Vineyard for a second engagement, from Dec. 20, 2019 - Jan. 19, 2020. 

Emily Davis will reprise her critically-acclaimed performance as Reality Winner in Is This A Room Broadway performances. Davis’ performance was declared “one of the most trenchantly observed performances of the year” and “a portrait of almost forensic detail” by The New York Times, which praised Room as “a taut, extraordinary thriller.” 

Is This A Room is a gripping and powerful new play that confronts our political moment with a shocking and disquieting relevancy. 

Tickets to Is This A Room are available now. Get your Is This A Room tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

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Running time: 
1hr 20mins (no intermission)
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Tina Satter
Vineyard Theatre
Tina Satter
Thomas Dunn
Lee Kinney and Sanae Yamada
Parker Lutz
Enver Chakartash
Cast list:
Emily Davis, Becca Blackwell, Will Cobbs, Pete Simpson
Other info:
Original music by Yamada, Puppet design by Amanda Villalobos
Is This A Room Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 24, 2021
Opening date: 
October 11, 2021
Available from: 
September 24, 2021
Booking to: 
November 28, 2021
November 28, 2021

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Lyceum Theatre

149 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
Times Square - 42nd Street station

Our Is This A Room Review

Is This A Room is playing at the Lyceum Theatre.

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.