I and You
by Lauren Gunderson

Productions (88)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Optional adult language.
  • Set: A realistic teen girl's bedroom.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-277-2

I and You
by Lauren Gunderson

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Productions (88)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Optional adult language.
  • Set: A realistic teen girl's bedroom.

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. Read More

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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.

Website: IAndYouPlay.tumblr.com

  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m
  • Content Notes: Optional adult language.
  • Set: A realistic teen girl's bedroom.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-277-2

Published Reviews

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

Nelson Pressle, The Washington Post

"...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."

Tim Treanor, DC Theatre Scene

"The striking twists and turns along the progression of the rapid-paced work are astonishing, breath-taking, and mind-blowing."

Amanda Gunther, DC Metro Theater Arts

"Unforgettable. The end will leave you gasping."

Patricia Leslie, Washington Speaks

"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."

Jane Sutter, Democrat & Chronicle

"There's no way to reveal why I and You is phenomenal, because it happens so fast you almost don't know what's happening. Which makes the ending even more stunning."

Leah Stacy, (585) Magazine

"A charming, thought-provoking surprise."

The North Bay Bohemian

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MAY 22, 2018 - MAY 26, 2018
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA United States
Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA United States
MAY 15, 2018 - JUN 10, 2018
Artists Repertory Theatre
Portland, OR United States
Artists Repertory Theatre Portland, OR United States
APR 20, 2018 - APR 28, 2018
University Of Indianapolis Studio Theatre
Indianapolis, IN United States
University Of Indianapolis Studio Theatre Indianapolis, IN United States
APR 11, 2018 - APR 29, 2018
Globe Theatre
Regina, SK Canada
Globe Theatre Regina, SK Canada
APR 05, 2018 - APR 29, 2018
Next Act Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
Next Act Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
FEB 08, 2018 - FEB 18, 2018
Henegar Center For The Arts
Melbourne, FL United States
Henegar Center For The Arts Melbourne, FL United States
JAN 18, 2018 - JAN 28, 2018
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
Bloomsburg, PA United States
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Bloomsburg, PA United States
NOV 02, 2017 - NOV 19, 2017
Forward Theater Company
Madison, WI United States
Forward Theater Company Madison, WI United States
OCT 05, 2017 - OCT 14, 2017
Jean's Playhouse
Lincoln, NH United States
Jean's Playhouse Lincoln, NH United States
SEP 14, 2017 - SEP 20, 2017
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA United States
Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA United States
AUG 30, 2017 - SEP 02, 2017
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA United States
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA United States
AUG 03, 2017 - AUG 06, 2017
Bellevue College
Bellevue, WA United States
Bellevue College Bellevue, WA United States
JUL 18, 2017 - JUL 30, 2017
Bellingham Theatre Guild
Bellingham, WA United States
Bellingham Theatre Guild Bellingham, WA United States
JUN 30, 2017 - JUL 05, 2017
N/A
Tel Aviv, Israel
N/A Tel Aviv, Israel
JUN 28, 2017 - JUL 09, 2017
Chester Theatre Company
Chester, MA United States
Chester Theatre Company Chester, MA United States
JUN 01, 2017 - JUN 30, 2017
Benson High School
Omaha, NE United States
Benson High School Omaha, NE United States
MAY 18, 2017 - MAY 18, 2017
Agoura High School
Agoura Hills, CA United States
Agoura High School Agoura Hills, CA United States
MAY 11, 2017 - MAY 11, 2017
Edgren High School
APO, AP United States
Edgren High School APO, AP United States
APR 20, 2017 - APR 30, 2017
Cal Poly Pomona University
Pomona, CA United States
Cal Poly Pomona University Pomona, CA United States
APR 13, 2017 - APR 15, 2017
Lake Superior State University
Sault Ste. Marie, MI United States
Lake Superior State University Sault Ste. Marie, MI United States
APR 06, 2017 - APR 08, 2017
Tuscany Theatre Company
Gilbert, AZ United States
Tuscany Theatre Company Gilbert, AZ United States
MAR 31, 2017 - APR 01, 2017
Tuscany Theatre Company
Gilbert, AZ United States
Tuscany Theatre Company Gilbert, AZ United States
MAR 29, 2017 - APR 23, 2017
People's Light
Malvern, PA United States
People's Light Malvern, PA United States
MAR 16, 2017 - MAR 16, 2017
Space Coast Jr/Sr High School
Tampa, FL United States
Space Coast Jr/Sr High School Tampa, FL United States
MAR 01, 2017 - MAR 05, 2017
University Of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN United States
University Of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN United States
FEB 23, 2017 - FEB 25, 2017
UWFox Theatre
Menasha, WI United States
UWFox Theatre Menasha, WI United States
FEB 16, 2017 - FEB 25, 2017
Oakland Community College
Farmington Hills, MI United States
Oakland Community College Farmington Hills, MI United States
FEB 16, 2017 - FEB 19, 2017
Southwestern College
Winfield, KS United States
Southwestern College Winfield, KS United States
FEB 16, 2017 - FEB 26, 2017
Ball State University Department Of Theatre And Dance
Muncie, IN United States
Ball State University Department Of Theatre And Dance Muncie, IN United States
FEB 15, 2017 - FEB 26, 2017
The University Of Alabama In Huntsville
Huntsville, AL United States
The University Of Alabama In Huntsville Huntsville, AL United States
FEB 10, 2017 - FEB 12, 2017
Clark Youth Theatre, Inc.
Tulsa, OK United States
Clark Youth Theatre, Inc. Tulsa, OK United States
JAN 24, 2017 - JAN 24, 2017
Cabarrus Charter Academy
Concord, NC United States
Cabarrus Charter Academy Concord, NC United States
DEC 15, 2016 - JAN 15, 2017
Benson High School
Omaha, NE United States
Benson High School Omaha, NE United States
DEC 09, 2016 - DEC 23, 2016
The Laboratory Theater of Florida
Fort Myers, FL United States
The Laboratory Theater of Florida Fort Myers, FL United States
NOV 10, 2016 - NOV 19, 2016
Elmhurst College
Elmhurst, IL United States
Elmhurst College Elmhurst, IL United States
NOV 10, 2016 - NOV 12, 2016
Wilkinson Theatre Earlham College
Richmond, IN United States
Wilkinson Theatre Earlham College Richmond, IN United States
NOV 03, 2016 - NOV 26, 2016
Birmingham Festival Theatre
Birmingham, AL United States
Birmingham Festival Theatre Birmingham, AL United States
NOV 03, 2016 - NOV 05, 2016
Olney Charter High School
Philadelphia, PA United States
Olney Charter High School Philadelphia, PA United States
OCT 12, 2016 - NOV 06, 2016
TheatreSquared
Fayetteville, AR United States
TheatreSquared Fayetteville, AR United States
SEP 24, 2016 - SEP 25, 2016
Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, IL United States
Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL United States
SEP 24, 2016 - SEP 24, 2016
Personal
Harrisonburg, VA United States
Personal Harrisonburg, VA United States
SEP 16, 2016 - OCT 30, 2016
Space Coast Jr/Sr High School
Cocoa, FL United States
Space Coast Jr/Sr High School Cocoa, FL United States
SEP 10, 2016 - SEP 11, 2016
Blue Valley Southwest High School
Overland Park, KS United States
Blue Valley Southwest High School Overland Park, KS United States
SEP 01, 2016 - SEP 10, 2016
Relative Theatrics
Laramie, WY United States
Relative Theatrics Laramie, WY United States
AUG 11, 2016 - AUG 22, 2016
The La Habra High School Theater Guild
La Habra, CA United States
The La Habra High School Theater Guild La Habra, CA United States
AUG 05, 2016 - AUG 13, 2016
The Gestalt Theatre Project
Riverside, CA United States
The Gestalt Theatre Project Riverside, CA United States
JUL 29, 2016 - JUL 31, 2016
Back Row Theatre LLC
Boca Raton, FL United States
Back Row Theatre LLC Boca Raton, FL United States
JUL 28, 2016 - AUG 07, 2016
The Next Stage, Inc., A Non-profit 501(c)3
State College, PA United States
The Next Stage, Inc., A Non-profit 501(c)3 State College, PA United States
JUL 14, 2016 - JUL 17, 2016
Cincinnati Actor's Studio & Academy
Cincinnati, OH United States
Cincinnati Actor's Studio & Academy Cincinnati, OH United States
JUN 15, 2016 - JUN 26, 2016
Senn Arts Magent High School
Chicago, IL United States
Senn Arts Magent High School Chicago, IL United States
MAY 22, 2016 - MAY 22, 2016
The Pine School
JUPITER, FL United States
The Pine School JUPITER, FL United States
MAY 19, 2016 - JUN 19, 2016
City Lights Theater Company
San Jose, CA United States
City Lights Theater Company San Jose, CA United States
APR 27, 2016 - MAY 22, 2016
Stages Repertory Theatre
Houston, TX United States
Stages Repertory Theatre Houston, TX United States
APR 21, 2016 - MAY 09, 2016
Vermont Stage Company, Inc.
Burlington, VT United States
Vermont Stage Company, Inc. Burlington, VT United States
APR 14, 2016 - APR 15, 2016
Henry W. Grady High School
Atlanta, GA United States
Henry W. Grady High School Atlanta, GA United States
JAN 28, 2016 - FEB 21, 2016
Aurora Theatre Inc.
Lawrenceville, GA United States
Aurora Theatre Inc. Lawrenceville, GA United States
NOV 16, 2015 - NOV 21, 2015
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX United States
Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX United States
NOV 08, 2015 - NOV 22, 2015
Kitchen Theatre Company
Ithaca, NY United States
Kitchen Theatre Company Ithaca, NY United States
OCT 23, 2015 - NOV 15, 2015
The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO United States
The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis St. Louis, MO United States
OCT 07, 2015 - NOV 01, 2015
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Lowell, MA United States
Merrimack Repertory Theatre Lowell, MA United States
SEP 24, 2015 - OCT 03, 2015
IUP Theater by the Grove
Indiana, PA United States
IUP Theater by the Grove Indiana, PA United States
JUL 17, 2015 - JUL 26, 2015
Coterie Theatre
Kansas City, MO United States
Coterie Theatre Kansas City, MO United States
MAY 31, 2015 - MAY 31, 2015
The Arts Nest
Minneapolis, MN United States
The Arts Nest Minneapolis, MN United States
MAY 29, 2015 - JUN 07, 2015
The Arts' Nest
Minneapolis, MN United States
The Arts' Nest Minneapolis, MN United States
MAY 21, 2015 - MAY 23, 2015
Senn Arts Magent High School
Chicago, IL United States
Senn Arts Magent High School Chicago, IL United States
APR 30, 2015 - MAY 23, 2015
Circle Theatre
Fort Worth, TX United States
Circle Theatre Fort Worth, TX United States
APR 29, 2015 - MAY 01, 2015
Caddo Parish Talented Arts Program
Shreveport, LA United States
Caddo Parish Talented Arts Program Shreveport, LA United States
APR 23, 2015 - MAY 17, 2015
Theatre Nova
Ann Arbor, MI United States
Theatre Nova Ann Arbor, MI United States
APR 10, 2015 - APR 10, 2015
Southeast High School
Bradenton, FL United States
Southeast High School Bradenton, FL United States
APR 04, 2015 - MAY 17, 2015
Fountain Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Fountain Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
MAR 27, 2015 - MAR 29, 2015
Theater Voices
Albany, NY United States
Theater Voices Albany, NY United States
FEB 26, 2015 - MAR 01, 2015
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, VA United States
Bridgewater College Bridgewater, VA United States
FEB 06, 2015 - FEB 22, 2015
The Public Theater of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN United States
The Public Theater of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN United States
JAN 16, 2015 - FEB 08, 2015
Creative City Collaborative
Delray Beach, FL United States
Creative City Collaborative Delray Beach, FL United States
JAN 02, 2015 - JAN 04, 2015
Redtwist Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Redtwist Theatre Chicago, IL United States
DEC 05, 2014 - DEC 06, 2014
Actorly Productions
New York, NY United States
Actorly Productions New York, NY United States
DEC 04, 2014 - DEC 20, 2014
Manbites Dog Theater
Durham, NC United States
Manbites Dog Theater Durham, NC United States
NOV 26, 2014 - DEC 28, 2014
Redtwist Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Redtwist Theatre Chicago, IL United States
NOV 14, 2014 - DEC 14, 2014
Mad Cow Theatre
Orlando, FL United States
Mad Cow Theatre Orlando, FL United States
NOV 14, 2014 - NOV 16, 2014
Paradise Valley Community College
Phoenix, AZ United States
Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix, AZ United States
OCT 23, 2014 - NOV 15, 2014
Oregon Contemporary Theatre
Eugene, OR United States
Oregon Contemporary Theatre Eugene, OR United States
OCT 02, 2014 - OCT 12, 2014
California State University, Stanislaus
Turlock, CA United States
California State University, Stanislaus Turlock, CA United States
SEP 25, 2014 - OCT 05, 2014
Invisible Theatre
Tucson, AZ United States
Invisible Theatre Tucson, AZ United States
APR 10, 2014 - APR 27, 2014
Geva Theatre
Rochester, NY United States
Geva Theatre Rochester, NY United States
MAR 13, 2014 - APR 14, 2014
Phoenix Theatre
Indianapolis, IN United States
Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis, IN United States
FEB 26, 2014 - MAR 23, 2014
Olney Theatre Center
Olney, MD United States
Olney Theatre Center Olney, MD United States
OCT 10, 2013 - NOV 03, 2013
Marin Theatre Company (A National New Play Network rolling world premiere)
Mill Valley, CA United States
Marin Theatre Company (A National New Play Network rolling world premiere) Mill Valley, CA United States
APR 01, 2012 - APR 30, 2012
South Coast Repertory, Pacific Playwrights Festival (reading)
Costa Mesa, CA United States
South Coast Repertory, Pacific Playwrights Festival (reading) Costa Mesa, CA United States
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MAY 22, 2018 - MAY 26, 2018
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA United States
Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA United States
MAY 15, 2018 - JUN 10, 2018
Artists Repertory Theatre
Portland, OR United States
Artists Repertory Theatre Portland, OR United States
APR 20, 2018 - APR 28, 2018
University Of Indianapolis Studio Theatre
Indianapolis, IN United States
University Of Indianapolis Studio Theatre Indianapolis, IN United States
APR 11, 2018 - APR 29, 2018
Globe Theatre
Regina, SK Canada
Globe Theatre Regina, SK Canada
APR 05, 2018 - APR 29, 2018
Next Act Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
Next Act Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
FEB 08, 2018 - FEB 18, 2018
Henegar Center For The Arts
Melbourne, FL United States
Henegar Center For The Arts Melbourne, FL United States
JAN 18, 2018 - JAN 28, 2018
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
Bloomsburg, PA United States
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Bloomsburg, PA United States
NOV 02, 2017 - NOV 19, 2017
Forward Theater Company
Madison, WI United States
Forward Theater Company Madison, WI United States
OCT 05, 2017 - OCT 14, 2017
Jean's Playhouse
Lincoln, NH United States
Jean's Playhouse Lincoln, NH United States
SEP 14, 2017 - SEP 20, 2017
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA United States
Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA United States
AUG 30, 2017 - SEP 02, 2017
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA United States
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA United States
AUG 03, 2017 - AUG 06, 2017
Bellevue College
Bellevue, WA United States
Bellevue College Bellevue, WA United States
JUL 18, 2017 - JUL 30, 2017
Bellingham Theatre Guild
Bellingham, WA United States
Bellingham Theatre Guild Bellingham, WA United States
JUN 30, 2017 - JUL 05, 2017
N/A
Tel Aviv, Israel
N/A Tel Aviv, Israel
JUN 28, 2017 - JUL 09, 2017
Chester Theatre Company
Chester, MA United States
Chester Theatre Company Chester, MA United States
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Location
MAY 15, 2018 - JUN 10, 2018
Artists Repertory Theatre
Portland, OR United States
Artists Repertory Theatre Portland, OR United States
APR 11, 2018 - APR 29, 2018
Globe Theatre
Regina, SK Canada
Globe Theatre Regina, SK Canada
APR 05, 2018 - APR 29, 2018
Next Act Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
Next Act Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
JAN 18, 2018 - JAN 28, 2018
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
Bloomsburg, PA United States
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Bloomsburg, PA United States
NOV 02, 2017 - NOV 19, 2017
Forward Theater Company
Madison, WI United States
Forward Theater Company Madison, WI United States
JUN 28, 2017 - JUL 09, 2017
Chester Theatre Company
Chester, MA United States
Chester Theatre Company Chester, MA United States
MAR 29, 2017 - APR 23, 2017
People's Light
Malvern, PA United States
People's Light Malvern, PA United States
OCT 12, 2016 - NOV 06, 2016
TheatreSquared
Fayetteville, AR United States
TheatreSquared Fayetteville, AR United States
APR 27, 2016 - MAY 22, 2016
Stages Repertory Theatre
Houston, TX United States
Stages Repertory Theatre Houston, TX United States
APR 21, 2016 - MAY 09, 2016
Vermont Stage Company, Inc.
Burlington, VT United States
Vermont Stage Company, Inc. Burlington, VT United States
JAN 28, 2016 - FEB 21, 2016
Aurora Theatre Inc.
Lawrenceville, GA United States
Aurora Theatre Inc. Lawrenceville, GA United States
NOV 08, 2015 - NOV 22, 2015
Kitchen Theatre Company
Ithaca, NY United States
Kitchen Theatre Company Ithaca, NY United States
OCT 23, 2015 - NOV 15, 2015
The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO United States
The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis St. Louis, MO United States
OCT 07, 2015 - NOV 01, 2015
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Lowell, MA United States
Merrimack Repertory Theatre Lowell, MA United States
APR 30, 2015 - MAY 23, 2015
Circle Theatre
Fort Worth, TX United States
Circle Theatre Fort Worth, TX United States
APR 23, 2015 - MAY 17, 2015
Theatre Nova
Ann Arbor, MI United States
Theatre Nova Ann Arbor, MI United States
APR 04, 2015 - MAY 17, 2015
Fountain Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Fountain Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
FEB 06, 2015 - FEB 22, 2015
The Public Theater of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN United States
The Public Theater of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN United States
JAN 16, 2015 - FEB 08, 2015
Creative City Collaborative
Delray Beach, FL United States
Creative City Collaborative Delray Beach, FL United States
JAN 02, 2015 - JAN 04, 2015
Redtwist Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Redtwist Theatre Chicago, IL United States
DEC 04, 2014 - DEC 20, 2014
Manbites Dog Theater
Durham, NC United States
Manbites Dog Theater Durham, NC United States
NOV 26, 2014 - DEC 28, 2014
Redtwist Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Redtwist Theatre Chicago, IL United States
NOV 14, 2014 - DEC 14, 2014
Mad Cow Theatre
Orlando, FL United States
Mad Cow Theatre Orlando, FL United States
SEP 25, 2014 - OCT 05, 2014
Invisible Theatre
Tucson, AZ United States
Invisible Theatre Tucson, AZ United States
APR 10, 2014 - APR 27, 2014
Geva Theatre
Rochester, NY United States
Geva Theatre Rochester, NY United States
MAR 13, 2014 - APR 14, 2014
Phoenix Theatre
Indianapolis, IN United States
Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis, IN United States
FEB 26, 2014 - MAR 23, 2014
Olney Theatre Center
Olney, MD United States
Olney Theatre Center Olney, MD United States
OCT 10, 2013 - NOV 03, 2013
Marin Theatre Company (A National New Play Network rolling world premiere)
Mill Valley, CA United States
Marin Theatre Company (A National New Play Network rolling world premiere) Mill Valley, CA United States

Awards (2)

Winner of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg / American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award ( 2014)

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (Finalist, 2014)

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