Waltzing Mechanics

Live Documentaries Starting Public Dialogues

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Answering your phone in the theatre may be forbidden, but it's a gateway to storytelling in Line One.
Actors take the stage each night without knowing who they'll portray or what they'll say.
When their cell phones start to ring, however, they repeat verbatim the words they hear through their earpieces.
Every performance revolves around a different theme, presenting fresh perspectives from real callers.
Secret, experimental, and spontaneous, Line One is a verbal collage fusing curiosity, chaos, and community.

Chicago Premiere: November 14 – December 14, 2014

 Greenhouse Theater Center

Conceived by JOHN KAUFMANN

Co-directed by ZACK FLORENT*, KEELY LEONARD* and THOMAS MURRAY*

 

Stage Manager | AMY HOPKINS*

Scenic Design | TRISTAN JAMES

Costume Design | RACHEL S. PARENT

Lighting Design | ERIC VAN TASSELL

Production Manager | CARINNE USLAR*

*denotes Waltzing Mechanics company members

 

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