5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

Sam wants to tell you about five encounters he had on a site called Craigslist.

Sam is anxious about the way he gets to know people. About the way he self-sabotages his attempts to communicate and reach out to those around him. Sam wants this to be a chance for you to get to know him.

5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist is a new solo show performed by one person. One person who needs an audience to tell his story. It’s a show that, in exploring one person’s self-sabotaged attempts to know those around him, considers the extent to which a group of people in a darkened room can ever get to know each other.

Desperately hilarious and achingly bleak, 5 Encounters on a site called Craigslist is an intricate and tender question mark around our attempts to encounter each other in a technologized world.

YESYESNONO is a company concerned with exploring the potential of theatre as a democratic space. A space where real experiences are expressed through unreal means. Sam Ward is currently at HOMEMcr as resident assistant director. He is in his final year of the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck and prior to that has directed nine productions including work by Philip Ridley, Sarah Kane, Martin Crimp and David Greig.


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