“Where we go together” or The Flashlight Play is an immersive and interactive show about three poor theater artists who break into a dark space in order to perform their own show. Completely immersed from arrival, audiences rendezvous at a secret location and “break into” a dark performance space to witness the show. The artists’ stories consist of three shadow puppet shows—allegories that dissect the systemic issues that keep poor, different and inexperienced artists excluded from stages and pages. The interactive show’s ending differs every night, allowing the audience to write their own story live, free from capital, influence and gatekeeping.
The 90-minute show is a fast-paced, adult-oriented and electricity-free experiment into what art and storytelling can look like when audiences are given a true theatrical sandbox in which to play. Audiences are encouraged to wear black, keep a low profile and arrive promptly at the secret location (sent to registrants day of the performance by Theatre Nobody) within a tight ten-minute window. Face coverings are required following Theatre Nobody’s practices.
Following a successful eight-city tour across the Midwest and Alaska, Theatre Nobody brings its outspoken and outsider shadow show to Intuit. The performance will take place at the museum, though registrants will meet at the secret location identified by Theatre Nobody in an email sent by them at 8 a.m. the morning of the show. Please note: Registrants are not meeting at the museum. Please read the day-of email sent by Theatre Nobody, as it will include information about the secret location and the show.
- PUBLIC: Wednesday, September 6, 8–9:30 p.m.
- MEMBERS: Thursday, September 7, 8–9:30 p.m.
- PUBLIC: Friday, September 8, 8–9:30 p.m.
- PUBLIC: Saturday, September 9, 8–9:30 p.m.
Intuit members, please contact Tina Horton, development coordinator, at email@example.com to receive the member-specific event page (Thursday, September 7).
Please note: “Where we go together” or The Flashlight Play is an immersive event that includes flash/strobe lighting and language about violence. Please contact Dani Wieder at firstname.lastname@example.org for the full list of content warnings, which will contain spoilers.
Please contact Dani Wieder at email@example.com with questions related to accessibility accommodations.
These shows are free! To show your support to Intuit and Theatre Nobody, please consider bringing donations. Your contributions help ensure the sustainability of our public programs and support guest lecturers and teaching artists.
Please check your junk folder for event reminders from Intuit and Theatre Nobody. Unfortunately, these emails are sent there sometimes.
This program is funded in part by the Alphawood Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Prince Charitable Trust, Terra Foundation for American Art, and individual donations from Intuit members and supporters.
About Theatre Nobody
Theatre Nobody is a radical new, free theatre company.