Waiting Theater Presents

Waiting Theater Presents (2015), by Erin Johnson and Kari Marboe, is an unwritten, four act play performed on a series of public bus benches in Oakland, California for Bench Projects. The fluid and ever-unfolding work invites the public to shift away from the typical solitary commuter experience by creating their own improvised play with those around them. The minimal, outdoor sets are comprised of standard bus benches, natural lighting, the title of the act, and images of chair backs. People visiting the set become the actors, and those passing by become the audience.