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Court Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Theatre for One: Here We Are at Court Theatre

Dates

2/18/2021 - 3/14/2021

Theatre

Court Theatre


https://www.courttheatre.org/
Chicago,IL
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Free
Phone: (773) 753-4472


Court Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Theatre for One: Here We Are in Chicago


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Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces the Chicago premiere of Theatre for One: Here We Are. Deeply rooted in the belief that intimacy and human connection is possible at any moment, at any time, and with any person. 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 written and directed by Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color.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 that breaks the boundaries of digital theatre. Court is thrilled to present the Chicago premiere of this intimate, digital experience as part of our 2020/21 season, says Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director. Written and directed by an impressive array of BIPOC artists, each of these plays is an astonishing, boundary-pushing experience, perfectly tailored to the current moment.Were excited to provide access to Theatre for One: Here We Are free-of-charge, shares Angel Ysaguirre, Executive Director of Court Theatre. As a form of public art, these microplays offer a unique opportunity for one-on-one connection at a time when the need for new stories is more urgent than ever to make sense of ourselves and the world around us.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. Here We Are was commissioned by Arts Brookfield with additional support from Thomas M. Neff, and the Chicago premiere is supported by the University of Chicago Women's Board, Allstate, and De and Paul Gray. THEATRE FOR ONE: HERE WE ARECreator and Artistic Director: Christine JonesCo-Artistic Director for Here We Are: Jenny KoonsPlatform Programing & Design by Open Ended GroupMarc Downie & Paul KaiserOriginally produced by Octopus TheatricalsMara Isaacs, Executive/Creative ProducerPreview Performances: February 18 and 19, 2021Press Opening: Matinee on February 20, 2021Regular Run: February 21, 2021 - March 14, 2021Performance Schedule:Thursday and Friday at 7:30pmWednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm and 7:30pmPlays:Thank You For Coming. Take Care. By Stacey Rose, Directed by Miranda GonzalezWhat Are The Things I Need To RememberBy Lynn Nottage, Directed by Chris AnthonyPandemic Fight By Carmelita Tropicana, Directed by Miranda GonzalezHere We AreBy Nikkole Salter, Directed by Monet FeltonThank You Letter By Jaclyn Backhaus, Directed by Lavina Jadhwani Before America Was America By DeLanna Studi, Directed by Chris Anthonywhiterly negotiations By Lydia R. Diamond, Directed by Monet FeltonVote! (the black album) Written and Directed by Regina TaylorThe creative team for the production 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), Sra Vasiljevi (artistic consultant), and Erin Albrecht (production stage manager). Casting for Theater For One: Here We Are will be announced soon. Tickets will be free and open to the public beginning Thursday, February 11, at 10am. For reservations, visit CourtTheatre.org.

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