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Artistic Director: Christine Jones
Associate Artistic Director: Jenny Koons
Created in Collaboration with LOT-EK Architects
Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano.

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"In This Moment"

November 2 — November 21, 2016

Presented by Octopus Theatricals and True Love Productions at the
Pershing Square Signature Center

Week 1: November 2 — November 7
This Magic Moment — Lee Blessing
Deja Vu — Regina Taylor
Barrel Wave — Naomi Wallace

Week 2: November 9 — November 14
What Are You Doing Here — Charles Fuller
My Anniversary — David Henry Hwang
Talking to My Husband — Chuck Mee

Week 3: November 16 — November 21
Golden State Freeway — John Guare
Barrel Wave — Naomi Wallace
[Wild Card Slot]

Theatre for One shares Signature Theatre's mission to deliver an intimate and immersive journey into the playwright's singular vision. We are presenting new work by Signature playwrights commissioned in response to the phrase, "In This Moment." The resulting series of 5 minute plays gives voice to a range of characters grappling with interior and exterior climates situated historically and politically in this moment. For this residency, Theatre for One, designed by Lot-ek Architects, becomes the one seat theatre addition to Signature Center's three-theatre facility designed by Frank Gehry Architects. Within this architectural intersection, audience members are invited one at a time to bear witness to the universal stories being told.

At each performance of In This Moment, audience members will line up to take a turn experiencing one of the three plays on offer each week. Audience members have the opportunity to return to In This Moment to see additional plays.

Reservations for Theatre For One will be available 24 hours in advance of each day of performance.

Public access will also be available. A detailed performance schedule will be announced at a later date.

Theatre for One™: intimate exchanges in public spaces.

T41 is a mobile, state-of-the art performance space for one performer and one audience member that commissions new work written specifically for one-on-one encounters in this venue. Founded with the belief that heightening the intimate relationship between actor and audience member enhances the transformational impact of a live performance, Theatre for One has had residencies in locations throughout Manhattan including Times Square, The Winter Garden, and Zuccotti Park. In 2016, I'm Not the Stranger You Think I Am, was named by New York Magazine as one of the top 10 theatre events of the year. We are committed to working with diverse theatre artists and to making their work available to audiences from all corners of the street for free.

Named one of the 10 Best Theatre Events of 2015
- New York Magazine

Available for touring

Seven world premiere plays by Thomas Bradshaw, Zayd Dohrn, Will Eno, Craig Lucas, Lynn Nottage, Josť Rivera, and Emily Schwend.

Directed by Christine Jones, Jenny Koons, Brian Mertes, and Josť Rivera.

Performed by Erin Gann, Andrew Garman, Van Hughes, Kevin Mambo, Marisol Miranda, Keith Randolph Smith, and Carmen Zilles. 

Costumes by Kaitlin Jeffery; lighting by Austin Smith; sound by Matt O'Hare; production stage manager, Sean Brannon; technical direction by Josh Higgason.


Theater Review: Is It Smaller Than a Black Box? A Visit to I'm Not the Stranger You Think I Am
- New York Magazine

Close Encounters of the Theatrical Kind
- New Yorker

Named one of the 10 Best Theatre Events of 2015
- New York Magazine

'I'm Not the Stranger You Think I Am,' Where Theater Meets Confessional
- The New York Times

Review of Theatre for One
- Exeunt Magazine

Black Box Theater for An Audience of One
- Hyperallergic

World's Smallest Theater Opens Its Doors to Public in NY
- Associated Press

Theatre for One: The Smallest and Most Unsettling Theater in the World
- New York Theater

See a Play by An American in Paris' Craig Lucas Inside New York's Tiniest Theatre

Plays by Craig Lucas, Lynn Nottage, Jose Rivera and More to Premiere in NYC's Tiniest Venue

The most intimate play you'll ever see: Theatre for One returns to New York
- Time Out New York

Generously supported by: 

Times Square Alliance                 


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