Maarit and I started this project back in 2018. We were specifically interested in exploring the intimate relationship between a person and their life-size doll companion. As writers, we aimed to explore what happens when only one person on stage can contribute to the dialogue. How can we make the text naturalistic, how can we show, not tell? As theater makers, we were curious how the doll can serve as a device to transport the audience into alternate surreal, silly, and absurd realms. Both Maarit and I have been deeply influenced by physical theater and clowning and are curious as to how it can weave into a more naturalistic, dramatic style to reveal the comedy of the deeply tragic and visa versa. We feel the effects of the pandemic have made this piece even more relevant and this motivated us to pursue the idea further and dive deeper into the world of this piece. We look forward to having you there! xoxo Maarit & Kaitlin
March 11th at 9:30 PM
March 12th at 3:00 PM
Tickets at a sliding scale, $15-$30
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Kaitlin Kaufman, Co-Creator & Performer
Maarit Hara, Co-Creator & Performer
Teemu Tanninen, Music
A woman in her thirties lives alone, well, not completely alone. She lives with her life-size doll. Today is the doll’s Birthday. This piece follows the woman as she prepares a special celebration, trying to make the best of an evening full of mishaps. Am I the Only One is a theatrical mash-up of naturalism, clown, slapstick and the absurd, a journey to finding the laughter in loneliness.
*Please note that this performance will be presented at the Tank's in-person performance space at 312 W 36th St. All attendees and artists will be required to display proof of two doses of an approved covid vaccination before being admitted to the space. Patrons will also be required to wear masks while indoors at all times.