I AND YOU

Lauren Gunderson
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
  • Genre: Drama
  • Running Time: 90-100m
  • Cast: 1 f, 1 m
Reviews

Nelson Pressle, The Washington Post

"...sharp and funny. Gunderson taps into a buoyant spirit...the touching 'barbaric yawp' (Whitman's phrase) of these two deeply engaging kids."

Tim Treanor, DC Theatre Scene

"...a validation of the human experience, and of the triumph of life over death. Gunderson's gift is the best thing a play can offer: we might be better people after seeing it."

Jane Sutter, Democrat & Chronicle

"I'm not sure when the last time I went to a live theater performance and left it thinking 'I need to tell everyone about this!' That's the way I feel about I and You."

Production History
PERFORMANCE DATES PRODUCTION GROUP LOCATION
May 15, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018 Artists Repertory Theatre Portland, OR
Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018 Globe Theatre Regina, SK
Apr 5, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018 Next Act Theatre Milwaukee, WI
Feb 8, 2018 - Feb 18, 2018 Henegar Center For The Arts Melbourne, FL
Jan 18, 2018 - Jan 28, 2018 Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Bloomsburg, PA
Nov 2, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 Forward Theater Company Madison, WI
Oct 5, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017 Jean's Playhouse Lincoln, NH
Aug 30, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
Aug 3, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017 Bellevue College Bellevue, WA
Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Bellingham Theatre Guild Bellingham, WA
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 5, 2017 N/A Tel Aviv,
Jun 28, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Chester Theatre Company Chester, MA
Jun 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017 Benson High School Omaha, NE
May 18, 2017 - May 18, 2017 Agoura High School Agoura Hills, CA
May 11, 2017 - May 11, 2017 Edgren High School APO, AP
Apr 20, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017 Cal Poly Pomona University Pomona, CA
Apr 13, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 Lake Superior State University Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Apr 6, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Tuscany Theatre Company Gilbert, AZ
Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Tuscany Theatre Company Gilbert, AZ
Mar 29, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017 People's Light Malvern, PA
Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 16, 2017 Space Coast Jr/Sr High School Tampa, FL
Mar 1, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 University Of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN
Feb 23, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 UWFox Theatre Menasha, WI
Feb 16, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 Oakland Community College Farmington Hills, MI
Feb 16, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017 Ball State University Department Of Theatre And Dance Muncie, IN
Feb 16, 2017 - Feb 19, 2017 Southwestern College Winfield, KS
Feb 15, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017 The University Of Alabama In Huntsville Huntsville, AL
Feb 10, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017 Clark Youth Theatre, Inc. Tulsa, OK
Jan 24, 2017 - Jan 24, 2017 Cabarrus Charter Academy Concord, NC
Dec 15, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017 Benson High School Omaha, NE
Dec 9, 2016 - Dec 23, 2016 The Laboratory Theater of Florida Fort Myers, FL
Nov 10, 2016 - Nov 19, 2016 Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL
Nov 10, 2016 - Nov 12, 2016 Wilkinson Theatre Earlham College Richmond, IN
Nov 3, 2016 - Nov 26, 2016 Birmingham Festival Theatre Birmingham, AL
Nov 3, 2016 - Nov 5, 2016 Olney Charter High School Philadelphia, PA
Oct 12, 2016 - Nov 6, 2016 TheatreSquared Fayetteville, AR
Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016 Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016 Personal Harrisonburg, VA
Sep 16, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 Space Coast Jr/Sr High School Cocoa, FL
Sep 10, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016 Blue Valley Southwest High School Overland Park, KS
Sep 1, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016 Relative Theatrics Laramie, WY
Aug 11, 2016 - Aug 22, 2016 The La Habra High School Theater Guild La Habra, CA
Aug 5, 2016 - Aug 13, 2016 The Gestalt Theatre Project Riverside, CA
Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016 Back Row Theatre LLC Boca Raton, FL
Jul 28, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016 The Next Stage, Inc., A Non-profit 501(c)3 State College, PA
Jul 14, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016 Cincinnati Actor's Studio & Academy Cincinnati, OH
Jun 15, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016 Senn Arts Magent High School Chicago, IL
May 22, 2016 - May 22, 2016 The Pine School JUPITER, FL
May 19, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016 City Lights Theater Company San Jose, CA
Apr 27, 2016 - May 22, 2016 Stages Repertory Theatre Houston, TX
Apr 21, 2016 - May 9, 2016 Vermont Stage Company, Inc. Burlington, VT
Apr 14, 2016 - Apr 15, 2016 Henry W. Grady High School Atlanta, GA
Jan 28, 2016 - Feb 21, 2016 Aurora Theatre Inc. Lawrenceville, GA
Nov 16, 2015 - Nov 21, 2015 Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX
Nov 8, 2015 - Nov 22, 2015 Kitchen Theatre Company Ithaca, NY
Oct 23, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015 The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis St. Louis, MO
Oct 7, 2015 - Nov 1, 2015 Merrimack Repertory Theatre Lowell, MA
Sep 24, 2015 - Oct 3, 2015 IUP Theater by the Grove Indiana, PA
Jul 17, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 Coterie Theatre Kansas City, MO
May 31, 2015 - May 31, 2015 The Arts Nest Minneapolis, MN
May 29, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015 The Arts' Nest Minneapolis, MN
May 21, 2015 - May 23, 2015 Senn Arts Magent High School Chicago, IL
Apr 30, 2015 - May 23, 2015 Circle Theatre Fort Worth, TX
Apr 29, 2015 - May 1, 2015 Caddo Parish Talented Arts Program Shreveport, LA
Apr 23, 2015 - May 17, 2015 Theatre Nova Ann Arbor, MI
Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 10, 2015 Southeast High School Bradenton, FL
Apr 4, 2015 - May 17, 2015 Fountain Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Mar 27, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015 Theater Voices Albany, NY
Feb 26, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015 Bridgewater College Bridgewater, VA
Feb 6, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015 The Public Theater of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
Jan 16, 2015 - Feb 8, 2015 Creative City Collaborative Delray Beach, FL
Jan 2, 2015 - Jan 4, 2015 Redtwist Theatre Chicago, IL
Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014 Actorly Productions New York, NY
Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014 Manbites Dog Theater Durham, NC
Nov 26, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014 Redtwist Theatre Chicago, IL
Nov 14, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014 Mad Cow Theatre Orlando, FL
Nov 14, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014 Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix, AZ
Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 15, 2014 Oregon Contemporary Theatre Eugene, OR
Oct 2, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014 California State University, Stanislaus Turlock, CA
Sep 25, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014 Invisible Theatre Tucson, AZ
Apr 10, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014 Geva Theatre Rochester, NY
Mar 13, 2014 - Apr 14, 2014 Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis, IN
Feb 26, 2014 - Mar 23, 2014 Olney Theatre Center Olney, MD
Oct 10, 2013 - Nov 3, 2013 Marin Theatre Company (A National New Play Network rolling world premiere) Mill Valley, CA
Apr 1, 2012 - Apr 30, 2012 South Coast Repertory, Pacific Playwrights Festival (reading) Costa Mesa, CA