Tiffany Villarin, Jeanne Sakata, Tom Aulino, Ugo Chukwu, Megan Hill, Greg Keller and Justin Long Open in DO YOU FEEL ANGER? at Vineyard Theatre

Opening night curtain call with Tom Aulino, Ugo Chukwu, Justin Long, Tiffany Villarin, Greg Keller, Megan Hill and Jeanne Sakata. Photo by Lia Chang
Opening night curtain call with Tom Aulino, Ugo Chukwu, Justin Long, Tiffany Villarin, Greg Keller, Megan Hill and Jeanne Sakata. Photo by Lia Chang

The New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s DO YOU FEEL ANGER?, directed by Margot Bordelon, opened at Vineyard Theatre  (108 East 15th Street) last night. Scroll down for photos of the opening curtain call and party.

Opening night curtain call with Tom Aulino, Ugo Chukwu, Justin Long, Tiffany Villarin, Greg Keller, Megan Hill and Jeanne Sakata. Photo by Lia Chang
Opening night curtain call with Tom Aulino, Ugo Chukwu, Justin Long, Tiffany Villarin, Greg Keller, Megan Hill and Jeanne Sakata. Photo by Lia Chang

DO YOU FEEL ANGER? began previews on March 13th and will run through April 20th.  The cast includes Tom Aulino (ON THE TOWN), Ugo Chukwu (WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN), Megan Hill (EDDIE AND DAVE), Greg Keller (Vineyard’s THE AMATEURS), Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard), Jeanne Sakata (HOLD THESE TRUTHS) and Tiffany Villarin (TEENAGE DICK).

Jeanne Sakata, Tom Aulino, Tiffany Villarin, Margot Bordelon, Greg Keller, Megan Hill, Justin Long, Mara Nelson-Greenberg and Ugo Chukwu. Photo by Lia Chang

In Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s dazzling dark comedy, Sofia (Villarin) is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency — and clearly, she has her work cut out for her. These employees can barely identify what an emotion is, much less practice deep, radical compassion for others. As they painstakingly stumble towards enlightenment, someone keeps mugging Eva (Hill) in the kitchen, and the unspoken dynamics of their seemingly blithe workplace culture become increasingly unsettling. This absurdly funny and potent new play, directed by Margot Bordelon, reminds us that change is not always easy, and may come with unexpected costs.

Opening night curtain call with Tom Aulino, Ugo Chukwu, Justin Long, Tiffany Villarin, Greg Keller, Megan Hill and Jeanne Sakata. Photo by Lia Chang
Opening night curtain call with Tom Aulino, Ugo Chukwu, Justin Long, Tiffany Villarin, Greg Keller, Megan Hill and Jeanne Sakata. Photo by Lia Chang

Tickets for DO YOU FEEL ANGER? can be purchased online at vineyardtheatre.org, by phone at 212-353-0303, or in person at 108 East 15th Street.

Douglas Aibel, Margot Bordelon, Mara Nelson-Greenberg and Sarah Stern. Photo by Lia Chang
Douglas Aibel, Margot Bordelon, Mara Nelson-Greenberg and Sarah Stern. Photo by Lia Chang
Margot Bordelon and Mara Nelson-Greenberg. Photo by Lia Chang
Margot Bordelon and Mara Nelson-Greenberg. Photo by Lia Chang
Tom Aulino. Photo by Lia Chang
Tom Aulino. Photo by Lia Chang
Tom Aulino. Photo by Lia Chang
Tom Aulino. Photo by Lia Chang
Justin Long. Photo by Lia Chang
Ugo Chukwu. Photo by Lia Chang
Justin Long. Photo by Lia Chang
Greg Keller. Photo by Lia Chang
Justin Long. Photo by Lia Chang
Justin Long. Photo by Lia Chang
Justin Long. Photo by Lia Chang
Justin Long. Photo by Lia Chang
Tiffany Villarin. Photo by Lia Chang
Tiffany Villarin. Photo by Lia Chang
Tiffany Villarin. Photo by Lia Chang
Tiffany Villarin. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata. Photo by Lia Chang
Tiffany Villarin and Jeanne Sakata. Photo by Lia Chang
Tiffany Villarin and Jeanne Sakata. Photo by Lia Chang
Megan Hill. Photo by Lia Chang
Megan Hill. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata, Tiffany Villarin, Margot Bordelon, Megan Hill and Mara Nelson-Greenberg. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata, Tiffany Villarin, Margot Bordelon, Megan Hill and Mara Nelson-Greenberg. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata, Tiffany Villarin, Margot Bordelon, Megan Hill and Mara Nelson-Greenberg. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata, Tiffany Villarin, Margot Bordelon, Megan Hill and Mara Nelson-Greenberg. Photo by Lia Chang
Tim Patterson, Jeanne Sakata and Francis Jue. Photo by Lia Chang
Tim Patterson, Jeanne Sakata and Francis Jue. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata and Francis Jue. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata and Francis Jue. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata and playwright Mara Nelson-Greenberg. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata and playwright Mara Nelson-Greenberg. Photo by Lia Chang
Lia Chang, Jeanne Sakata, Tiffany Villarin and Francis Jue. Photo by Lia Chang
Lia Chang, Jeanne Sakata, Tiffany Villarin and Francis Jue.
Lori Parquet, Leigh Silverman and Francis Jue. Photo by Lia Chang
Tim Patterson and Francis Jue. Photo by Lia Chang
Tim Patterson and Francis Jue. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and Francis Jue. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and Francis Jue. Photo by Lia Chang
Chris Foster, Jeanne Sakata and Charles Bodner. Photo by Lia Chang
Chris Foster, Jeanne Sakata and Charles Bodner. Photo by Lia Chang
Sound Designer Palmer Heffernan and Michael Braun. Photo by Lia Chang
Sound Designer Palmer Heffernan and Michael Braun. Photo by Lia Chang
Greg Keller and Michael Braun. Photo by Lia Chang
Greg Keller and Michael Braun. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata, Douglas Aibel and Francis Jue. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata, Douglas Aibel and Francis Jue. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata and Megan Schwartz Dickert. Photo by Lia Chang
Jeanne Sakata and Megan Schwartz Dickert. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits, Francis Jue, Lia Chang, Jeanne Sakata and Tim Patterson.
Garth Kravits, Francis Jue, Lia Chang, Jeanne Sakata and Tim Patterson.
Lia Chang and Jeanne Sakata. Photo by Lia Chang
Lia Chang and Jeanne Sakata.
Lia Chang
Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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