NOW FOR NOW followed three possible relationships between a woman and man a generation apart—a daughter and father, a romance, a student and teacher—over 40 years. Their stories converged and diverged in dialogues, movement, IMs and Skypes. NOW FOR NOW explored uncomfortable, ugly, embarrassing issues about age and gender dynamics with both depth and humor. The show brought together elements of theater, dance, and technology in a unique, ambitious way for an intimate production large in thematic and emotional scope. Our most immediate intent was to change the audience's body temperatures around sensitive relationship issues, to compel them to question what triggers them and why. Our broader mission with NOW FOR NOW was to put physical, verbal, and digital expression in argument onstage to create a performance that encouraged more compassion in life for the messy relationships we all find ourselves in from time to time. Life is too short to squander on shame, fear, and judgment.
A great review in the San Francisco Chronicle – "Intimate and as funny as it is penetrating... Delights the senses and tickles the brain as much as it leaves your head spinning."
Another great review on KQED.org – "Peppered with intensely uncomfortable moments... Beautifully melancholy and often funny..."
Great review #3 from Chad Jones at theaterdogs.net – "Challenging, occasionally uncomfortable, very funny and quite moving... There's intention and intelligence behind everything..."
An American Theatre magazine feature article about NOW FOR NOW.
Megan Trout and I chatting about the Z Space run of NOW FOR NOW on the on KALW 91.7FM program, Open Air.