Emily Davis of Is This A Room

Watch Now: The Company of Is This A Room on the Play’s Origins

After an acclaimed run Off-Broadway, Is This A Room is now playing at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre. In this video, playwright and director Tina Satter along with cast of the show discuss the origins of this powerful play.

Obie Award winner Emily Davis (Reality Winner) leads the cast of Is This A Room which also features Becca Blackwell (Ramy) as Unknown Male, Will Cobbs (For Life) as Agent Taylor, and Pete Simpson (Gatz) as Agent Garrick. Duane Cooper (Solitary) and Katherine Romans (Men on Boats) serve as understudies.

The production reunites the full design team from the Vineyard Theatre production, with scenic design by Parker Lutz (Ghost Rings), costume design by Enver Chakartash (Straight White Men), lighting design by Thomas Dunn (The Little Dog Laughed), sound design by Lee Kinney (Daddy) and Sanae Yamada (Vive la Void), original music by Yamada, and puppet design by Amanda Villalobos (Amélie). Broadway casting is by Taylor Williams.

Is This A Room is the astonishingly true story of Reality Winner, the 25-year-old former Air Force intelligence specialist who was surprised at her home by the FBI on June 3, 2017. The play’s text is taken from the FBI transcript of her interrogation – and from these pages, Tina Satter has wrought an extraordinary human drama between Reality (Emily Davis) and the agents who question her. In this theatrical thriller, Reality’s life is upended before our eyes, and we’re left questioning American values and the very nature of the truth.

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