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Theatre for One: I’m Not the Stranger You Think I Am


May 18, 2015 - June 6, 2015

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Brookfield Place New York (BFPL)
Zuccotti Park
Grace Building

New plays by Craig Lucas*†, Will Eno, Lynn Nottage, Jose Rivera, Thomas Bradshaw, Zayd Dohrn, and Emily Schwend will have their world premiere on May 18th inside a mobile 4-by-8-foot theatre where one actor will perform one short play for just one audience member at a time.

The original plays comprise I’m Not the Stranger You Think I Am, the latest production from Theatre for One, the acclaimed one-on-one theatre company founded by its Artistic Director Christine Jones*, the director of the hit immersive extravaganza Queen of the Night and the Tony Award-winning set designer of American Idiot and Spring Awakening. Rooted in the belief that emotional intimacy is possible at any moment, at any time, and with any person, each short play in I’m Not the Stranger You Think I Am was specially commissioned for production in Theatre for One’s custom-designed, state-of-the-art performance space.

First come, first served. Wait times may vary greatly. 

*2015 Drama Desk Award nominee
2015 Tony Award nominee

NOTE: In case of inclement weather at Zuccotti Park or the Grace Building, Theatre for One will be temporarily closed. Updates will be listed on ArtsBrookfield.com/T41.

Theatre for One patrons at all locations may experience brief closures for press. The time of the closure will be listed on ArtsBrookfield.com/T41 and the public will be notified on-site. The line may be cut off in order to accommodate all guests by the 7pm closing time. Cut off typically occurs between 6 and 6:30pm.



Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10821
May 18 – 24, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(Closed for press from 3-4pm on Wednesday, May 20)

Zuccotti Park, Broadway & Liberty Street New York, NY 10006
May 27 –31, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Grace Building Plaza, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10110
June 2 – 6, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


New works by Thomas Bradshaw, Zayd Dohrn, Will Eno, Craig Lucas, Lynn Nottage, José Rivera, and Emily Schwend.

Directed by Christine Jones, Jenny Koons, Brian Mertes, and José Rivera.


Theatre for One shares Arts Brookfield’s commitment to re-imagining the arts for public spaces and engaging audiences in new and unexpected ways. Arts Brookfield invited Theatre for One to bring their intimate theatrical experience to three of our public spaces. Theatre for One commissioned renowned playwrights to respond to the theme, I’m Not the Stranger You Think I Am, and the resulting series of 5-minute plays covers diverse, thought-provoking, universal topics that may elicit a range of emotions. We look forward to hearing about your experience with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. #T41