Are You There?
Written by Vivian Barnes, Jonathan Norton, and Gab Reisman
Presented and performed at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival 2020
directed by Robert Barry Flemming
assistant directed by Cara Hinh
lighting design: Wen-Ling Liao
costume design: Mike Floyd
scenic/properties design: Katelin Ashcraft
sound design: Lindsay Burdsall
dramaturg: Jenni Page-White
dramaturg apprentices: Kathryn De La Rosa & Liam E. Gibbs
Photography by: Jonathan Roberts
From the cacophony of telephone party lines to CB radios on lonely highways to the glory days of online chat rooms, technology has revolutionized the way we communicate with each other. But is it always for the better? In this collection of boldly original short plays, three writers and this season’s Professional Training Company explore the high-tech evolution of our social interactions. Are our devices getting in the way of quality, in-person time with our friends and family? Or could they be another pathway to intimacy?