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A ONE OF A KIND DIGITAL THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE

Theatre for One:
Here We Are


Feb 18, 2021 — Mar 14, 2021

Tickets will be free and open to the public beginning Thursday, February 11, at 10am.

Theatre For One: Here We Are is a live digital theatrical experience that brings together one actor and one audience member featuring eight new microplays that speak to these times we are in. A laugh shared with a stranger, a world created by imagination, a soul nourished through storytelling: these are things only theater can accomplish. Following its critically-acclaimed run in New York, Court Theatre brings these eight stories to life with Chicago actors to offer audiences a deeply personal theatrical experience.

While Theatre For One: Here We Are is inspired by the pandemic; the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment; and the Black Lives Matter, We See You WAT, and other movements fighting racism, the Here We Are writers have contributed works that span a spectrum of ideas and points of view. Theatre For One elevates a vibrant chorus of voices creating deeply personal works that resonate in this shared moment.

  • SCHEDULE: February 18 – March 14, 2021
    Thursday and  Friday at 7:30pm
    Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
  • TIME: Each reservation will last 15-30 minutes 
  • TICKETS: A block of free tickets will be released each week on Thursdays. You must reserve tickets in advance and will see one of the eight plays.
  • ONLINE: The performance is completely online. You will need a computer with a working webcam and microphone. Google Chrome is highly recommended.
  • RATING: Content of microplays range from a rating of PG to R, based on language.

Free tickets will be available beginning February 11. Sign up for Court’s email list to be the first to be notified.
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Theatre For One: Here We Are is made by many:
Creator and Artistic Director: Christine Jones
Co-Artistic Director for Here We Are: Jenny Koons
Platform Programing & Design by Open Ended Group—Marc Downie & Paul Kaiser
Originally produced by Octopus Theatricals—Mara Isaacs, Executive/Creative Producer
Here We Are was commissioned by Arts Brookfield with additional support from Thomas M. Neff

Microplays:

  • Thank You For Coming. Take Care.
    By Stacey Rose, Directed by Miranda Gonzalez
  • What Are The Things I Need To Remember
    By Lynn Nottage, Directed by Chris Anthony
  • Pandemic Fight
    By Carmelita Tropicana, Directed by Miranda Gonzalez
  • Here We Are
    By Nikkole Salter, Directed by Monet Felton
  • Thank You Letter
    By Jaclyn Backhaus, Directed by Lavina Jadhwani 
  • Before America Was America
    By DeLanna Studi, Directed by Chris Anthony
  • whiterly negotiations
    By Lydia R. Diamond, Directed by Monet Felton
  • Vote! (the black album)
    Written and Directed by Regina Taylor

The creative team includes Erica Friesen (costume designer), Emily Brown (lighting designer), Lara Musard (properties designer & chatroom curator),  Jennifer Gadda (production supervisor), Bryan Hunt (Theatre For One production supervisor), Joshua McCammon (technical supervisor), Cherie B. Tay (tech consultant), Srđa Vasiljević (artistic consultant), and Erin Albrecht (production stage manager).

The Chicago premiere is supported by the University of Chicago Women’s Board, Allstate, and De and Paul Gray.