World’s smallest theater opens in BPC

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Theater for oneMay 19, 2015- New Yorkers are used to small apartments, but even by those standards, this off-Broadway theater is tiny. In the Winter Garden now is a one-actor stage meant for one audience member, and it’s not a sex peep show.

The Guardian wrote, “Theatre for One, a 4ft by 8ft portable theatre that allows one audience member at a time to see one short play performed by a single actor.

Each audience member slips into a section of the theatre and waits until a partition rises, revealing a performer who then begins his or her short piece. This year, new plays were commissioned from Craig Lucas, Will Eno, Lynn Nottage, José Rivera, Thomas Bradshaw, Zayd Dohrn and Emily Schwend.

They were asked to write three-minute pieces that used this phrase as a jumping-off point: “I’m not the stranger you think I am.” The works range in theme from a serial killer preying on black men to the death of a mother. The actors will be Andrew Garman, Erin Gann, Carmen Zilles, Keith Randolph Smith, Marisol Miranda and Kevin Mambo, an actor and musician who starred in Fela on Broadway.

Theatre for One will be parked at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place from 18-24 May, Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan from 27-31 May and Midtown’s Grace Building Plaza from 2-6 June.”

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