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 solo show performed by one person. One person who needs an audience to tell his story. It’s a show that, in exploring this 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 is an intricate and tender question mark around our attempts to encounter each other in this technologized world.
Winners of the Total Theatre Award for Emerging Artist 2017, YESYESNONO is a Manchester-based company concerned with exploring the potential of theatre as a democratic space and exploring what that space might look like.
“If it wasn’t so carefully put together it might be seen as exploitative, but on the night I saw it the gracious openness of the audience and their willingness to expose themselves made this a moving and bittersweet experience” – Lyn Gardner
“Sam [Ward] is a gripping storyteller willing to (literally) strip bare his sexual experiences and complicated emotions… He gives a fascinating and thought provoking insight into a world many know nothing about… Go outside your comfort zone and give this interactive performance a try!” – Culturebean
“5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist is a form of group therapy… This might potentially be an uncomfortable experience for some, but it is theatre, and good theatre at that.” – The Greater Manchester Reviewer
“Watching this pale, blond young man in his simple attire made me think of the David Bowie character in The Man Who Fell to Earth who walked quietly amongst us as an Alien, absorbing and reflecting on what makes us human.” – Live Art Alive
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