First Things First @ The Momentary
In October 2019, For You heads to the Momentary (Bentonville, AR) to source ‘First Time’ stories; conduct open rehearsals for groundbreaking ceremonies with local marching bands, cheerleaders, and sports teams; and facilitate participatory, one-to-one digital duets. The second phase of First Things First uses that research to devise a new performance work, with a world premiere at the Momentary’s grand opening in February 2020.
First Things First is a project commissioned by the Momentary for their inaugural season.
For You X Global Brain Health Institute
Rowena Richie, one of For You’s core collaborators, is an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute, based out of the Memory and Aging Center at University of California, San Francisco. This presented a remarkable opportunity to introduce our personalized approach to experimental theater into the world of aging and dementia care. Applying the process developed in the original For You rounds, we will work with 12 dyads (dementia family care partners and their loved ones living with dementia) to develop 12 in-home performances. From these investigations, the team will curate and compose material into a touring theatrical experience, presented through an innovative partnership with the Global Brain Health Institute at UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center, one of the world’s leading brain research centers.