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Theatre for One is a mobile state-of-the-art performance space for one actor and one audience member. Conceived by Artistic Director Christine Jones and designed by LOT-EK architects, Theater for One commissions new work created specifically for this venue’s one-to-one relationship. Embracing serendipity and spontaneity, Theatre for One is presented in public spaces in which audience members are invited to engage in an intimate theatrical exchange and enter the theatre space not knowing what to expect. Actor and audience member encounter each other as strangers in this suspended space and, through the course of the performance allow the divisions and distinctions that separate us to dissolve. Since its inception, Theater for One, in collaboration with its presenting partners, has commissioned 75 new works, by established as well as emerging writers.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL
The Chicago Cultural Center serves as one of the main exhibition venue sites for CAB 5, featuring projects from more than 80 participants from ten countries.
Opened in 1897, the Chicago Cultural Center is a Chicago landmark building operated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and is home to free cultural exhibits and programming year-round.
Poetry For One: This is a Rehearsal
Theatre for One (T41) is a mobile state-of-the-art performance space for one actor and one audience member. Conceived by Artistic Director Christine Jones and designed by LO/TEK architects, T41 commissions new work created specifically for this venue’s one-to-one relationship. Embracing serendipity and spontaneity, T41 is presented in public spaces in which audience members are invited to engage in an intimate theatrical exchange and enter the theater space not knowing what to expect. This fall, in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, The Poetry Foundation, Floating Museum, and Illinois Humanities, T41 is bringing to Chicago Poetry For One: This is a Rehearsal, an iteration of T41’s most intimate and compelling aspect—the exchange between human beings of meaning, beauty, work, and attention. Poetry For One will feature twelve poets reading works created for the booth. Reading and listening to poems in the privacy of the T41 booth amplifies the power of poetry to dissolve the boundaries between writers and readers, performers and audiences, and human beings from human beings, thus intensifying the intellectual and emotional connections poetry creates, and it makes the poetry—and language itself—shimmer and matter.
Made by Many Team: Andrew Schneider, Anne Carson, avery r. young, Bryan Hunt, Christine Jones, CM Burroughs, Helene Achanzar, JC Widman, Jessica Dean Turner, Kelsey Leigh Ervi, Kristiana Rae Colón, M’Reld Green, Mara Isaacs, Maryam Abdi, Michael Francis, Mike Steele, Monty Cole, Nile Lansana, Nita Mendoza, Octopus Theatricals, R.E. Dewoskin, Robert Currie, Roy Kinsey, Sasha Smith, Shara Nova, SRĐA, Sydney Charles, Thomas Dixon, Tina Post, Ydalmi Noriega
Produced by Octopus Theatricals
With support from Jeanne Donovan and the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, and the Poetry Foundation