THEATRE FOR ONE
June 8 - 12, 2011
Duffy Square, on 46th and Broadway
Times Square, New York, NY 10036
Theatre for One is a portable performing arts space for one performer and one audience member, that turns public events into private acts. First premiered to the public in Times Square in May 2010 as a commission of the Times Square Alliance, Theatre for One was met with overwhelming critical acclaim and popular success. For 5 days, Theatre for One will once again be in residence on Duffy Square, presenting music and theatre pieces created specifically for this venue. The uniquely intimate theatrical experience is available to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis on Duffy Square, on 46th and Broadway.
The cast includes Steve Cuiffo, Birgit Huppuch, Marin Ireland, Tasha Lawrence and Dallas Roberts. Works by Zayd Dohrn, Stephanie Fleischman, Jacquelyn Reingold, Emily Schwend and Beau Willimon. The Theatre for One creative team includes Ana Cappelluto (Lighting and Costume Designer), TONY Winner Christine Jones (Artistic Director and Set Designer), and LOT-EK®, Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano (Architects).
Theatre for One is presented by Times Square Arts, the Public Art Program of the Times Square Alliance. Times Square Arts is supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Theatre for One is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Theatre for One is additionally supported by True Love Productions and Concordia University Fine Arts.
Christine Jones, Artistic Director
As a set designer, Ms. Jones has been exploring the relationship between actors and audience, and in the manipulation of space to maximize the dramatic potential of a text. Theatre for One was conceived as a way of distilling to its essence the interconnectedness between performer, perceiver, and play. On Broadway Ms. Jones designed the sets for AMERICAN IDIOT, (2010 Tony Winner )the punk rock opera by Green Day; EVERYDAY RAPTURE, featuring Sherie Renee Scott; SPRING AWAKENING, (Tony Nomination); and THE GREEN BIRD, directed by Julie Taymor. Other New York credits include CORALINE, adapted from Neil Gaman’s book with music by Stephen Merritt; Leonard Cohen's THE BOOK OF LONGING, with music composed by Philip Glass; MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare in the Park, BURN THIS and MR. FOX at the Signature Theatre. She has been on the cover of Entertainment Design Magazine and is a professor at NYU's, Tisch School of the Arts. www.theatreforone.com
Lot-ek is a design studio based in New York and Naples that was founded in 1993 by Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano. Lot-ek is well-known for its re-use of shipping containers such as “Puma City” and the Governor Island shelters and its exhibition design and site-specific installations for MoMA, the Whitney Museum and the Guggenheim. www.lot-ek.com
A Few of the Performers and Writers 2010- 2011
Steve Cuiffo (Magician and Actor). A few of his theater credits include Radiohole’s Fluke; Major Bang (Foundry Theater), Steve Cuiffo Is Lenny Bruce at Joe’s Pub/Public Theater; and Rinne Groff’s Orange, Lemon, Egg, Canary at P.S. 122.
Courtney Baron (Playwright). Her plays have been has been produced at many theaters across the country including MCC, the Guthrie and Actors Theater of Louisville.
Phyllis Chen (Toy Piano Musician). She was the featured solo musician for the world premiere of Stephen Merritt’s Off-Broadway production, Coraline, in May 2009, and Nathan Davis’s work for toy piano and clock chimes that premiered at Symphony Space.
Dallas Roberts (Actor). He is a film and off-Broadway actor with roles in Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World, Walk the Line and The Notorious Bettie Page, and the Showtime drama The L Word.
Frank Wood (Actor). He won a Tony Award in 1999 for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Side Man and is currently known for his role as Greg on the HBO series Flight Of The Conchords.
Theatre for One is presented by the Times Square Alliance Public Art Program. The Public Art Program is supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Theatre for One is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Theatre for One is additionally supported by True Love Productions.
- Press, NYTimes, A Theater in Times Square With Seating for Just One
- True Love Productions
- Manhattan Community Arts Fund
Times Square Arts Sponsors
- Rockefeller Foundation
- Rockefeller Brothers Funds
- The Fund for the City of New York
- New York City Department of Cultural Affairs