Theatre for One presents a new series of free, five-minute solo plays by renowned American playwrights that are performed for one audience member at a time. More…
Each play is an original piece from a Signature Theatre playwright commissioned in response to the phrase: "In this moment." The resulting series of five-minute works gives voice to a range of characters grappling with interior and exterior issues. For this residency, Lot-ek Architects designed a one-seat theatre situated inside Signature Theatre's complex. Audience members are individually invited to experience one of the three solo plays on offer each week. Viewers can return to see additional works. Reservations can be made online in advance starting 24 hours prior to the desired performance. Participating playwrights include David Henry Hwang, Regina Taylor, John Guare, Chuck Mee, and Naomi Wallace. Visit the website for the complete lineup.
"A rotating repertory of short plays is presented in the uncanny confines of what amounts to a kind of confessional...I saw two of them...Both plays were lovely and beautifully performed; seeing terrific actors up close is one huge appeal of the booth. There is also the appeal (and inescapability) of private storytelling...For me, that intimacy breaks down any resistance one might muster against the essential nature of theater...The experience leaves you feeling more human." Full Review
"Theater for One boils the live experience down to its essence: the relationship between performer and audience, face to face. The forced intimacy can be exhilarating, and it can be terrifying. At times, I wished I could avert my eyes, but looking away felt rude. No wonder people hide behind their phones nowadays: This communication business is tough." Full Review
See it if wonderful concept. challenged and reinvented the intimate relationship b/w the performer and the sole audience member. sharp monologues.
Don't see it if the quality may vary among plays. no reason not to spare five minutes for this unique and affordable (free!) experience.
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