THEATRE FOR ONE: HERE WE ARE
Theatre For One moves online with Here We Are – 8 new micro plays rooted in the belief that intimacy as an essential ingredient is possible at any moment, at any time, and with any person. Each micro play was specially commissioned for production for Theatre For One’s all new unique liminal performance space. All of the works acknowledge this moment of global change, and attempt to harness the promise of new visions and re-examine our assumptions and our practices. Here We Are is commissioned by Arts Brookfield.
Performance: Thursdays; August 20, 27, 2020 and September 3, 10, 17, 24 2020
Appointment are scheduled between 6 – 7:30pm. FREE reservation slots open up the Monday at 10AM EST before each performance.
Theatre for One is a mobile state-of-the-art performance space for one actor and one audience member. Conceived by Artistic Director Christine Jones and designed by LOT-EK architects, Theatre for One commissions new work created specifically for this venue’s one-to-one relationship and is presented in public spaces. Embracing serendipity, Theatre for One is presented in public spaces in which audience members are invited to enter into an intimate theatrical exchange in which actor and audience encounter each other as strangers and are equally dependent on each other. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, artists have been challenged to reconceive the traditional performance space. Theatre For One has answered this with a new performance venue in which your computer is the proscenium and your screen is the fourth wall we are reaching through.
In recognition of these facts below and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, we are commissioning a collection of micro-plays by BIPOC women writers for an online residency. We believe that rebuilding a system means taking different actions from within. (see press releae)
- August 18th, 2020, is the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which granted primarily middle and upper-class White women, the right to vote. Most Black women were denied this right even after the vote was passed and their efforts were undercut and silenced by leaders of the suffragette movement who felt that relying on racial exclusion would be the only way to get Southern states to comply.
- Native American women were not granted citizenship until 1924 and it took another 40 years before all 50 states allowed them to vote.
Things to know:
- All performances are free to attend
- You must sign-up in advance
- Time slots will be released the Monday before each performance
- The performance is completely online. You will need a computer with a working webcam and microphone
- Content of micro plays range from a rating of PG to R, based on language
Do we want the program (no), do we want to share just playwright and directors – actors? titles?
Theatre For One: Here We are is part of Brookfield Place’s #BFPLatHome Programming
Creator and Artistic Director: Christine Jones
Co-Artistic Director for Here We Are residency: Jenny Koons
Platform Programing and Design by Open Ended Group—Marc Downie and Paul Kaiser
Produced by Octopus Theatricals—Mara Isaacs, Executive/Creative Producer
Costume Design: Hahnji Jang
Lighting Design: Stacey Derosier
Production Supervisor: Bryan Hunt
Production Stage Manager: Cherie B. Tay
Commissioned by Arts Brookfield with additional support from Thomas M. Neff