Theatre For One Goes Virtual With Eight Microplays By BIPOC Women


Theatre for One will launch its first ever virtual experience this month with Theatre for One: Here We Are, a commission by Arts Brookfield with additional support from Thomas M. Neff. This intimate theatrical experience brings together one actor and one audience member and is rooted in the belief that intimacy and human connection is possible at any moment, at any time, and with any person.

Performances will begin on Thursday, August 20 from 6 – 7:30 PM ET through Brookfield Place’s #BFPLatHome initiative and will be held each subsequent Thursday through September 24. Registration is free and open to the public beginning Monday, August 17 at 10 AM ET.

Theatre for One: Here We Are will feature microplays all written and directed by black, indigenous, and women of color in observance of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which granted the right to vote primarily to middle and upper-class White women, while still leaving overwhelming numbers of Black, Brown, and Indigenous women disenfranchised.

The eight writers include Horton Foote Prize winner Jaclyn Backhaus, Lorraine Hansberry Award winner Lydia R. Diamond; two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage; Stacey Rose, who had two plays included in the prestigious 2019 Kilroy List; Obie Award winner Nikkole Salter; American Indian Movie Award winner DeLanna Studi; Golden Globe Award winner Regina Taylor; and Obie Award winner Carmelita Tropicana.

The directors for Theatre for One: Here We Are include two-time Drama League finalist Tiffany Nichole Greene; Lilly Award winner Candis C. Jones; Lilla Jewel Award winner Rebecca Martinez; Taylor Reynolds an artistic leader of the 2019 Obie Award-winning The Movement Theatre Company; and recently namedCo-Artistic Director of the Working Theater Tamilla Woodard.

The creative team for the production includes: Christine Jones(creator and artistic director), Jenny Koons (co-artistic director forHere We Are), OpenEndedGroup’s Marc Downie and Paul Kaiser (platform programing and design), Hahnji Jang (costume design),Stacey Derosier (lighting design), Bryan Hunt (production supervision), and Cherie B. Tay (stage management).Theatre for Oneis produced by Octopus Theatricals (Mara Isaacs, Executive/Creative Producer).

Casting forTheater For One: Here We Are will be announced at a later date. For more information click here.