I And You

I And You

May 20 - June 18, 2018
Morrison Stage

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by JoAnn Johnson

Homebound due to illness, 17-year old Caroline is suspicious of sweet, athletic Anthony after they are thrown together to work on an English project about Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself. As the pair stumbles through the poem, they begin to share secrets and let their guards down, eventually unlocking the mystery that brought them together in the first place.

With searing poignancy, I and You is a heartfelt, funny, and unexpected story about how much we need each other despite our differences.

Revelatory Drama
2014 Steinberg American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award
2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
2016 Dramatist Guild Award Winner

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Morrison Stage

1515 SW Morrison St. Portland 97205


“…Whitman’s wonderful lines flow freely through this script, and their universality brings the two together.”

Holly Johnson, The Oregonian

“Gunderson’s gift is the best thing a play can offer: we might be better people after seeing it.”

Tim Treanor, DC Theatre Scene

I and You is a valentine to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.”

Broadway World Indianapolis

I and You lets you lay your burdens down, that your soul may be light enough to rise on its column of love.”

Kate Dobbs Ariail, CVNC

“Big-hearted and simple, I and You is one of the most life-affirming plays you’ll currently see onstage.”

David Gordon, TheaterMania

“Gunderson, currently the most produced living playwright in America, crafts a delicate, often funny, sometimes beautiful, and ultimately heartbreaking story, one that teenagers will like but which has a profound effect on older audiences as well.”

Mark Cofta, Broad Street Review


Blake Stone
Emily Eisele


Lauren Gunderson
JoAnn Johnson

Production Team

Tim Stapleton
Scenic Designer
Alex Pletcher
Costume Designer
Kristeen Willis
Lighting Designer
Sharath Patel
Assistant Scenic Designer
Luan Schooler
Michelle Jazuk
Stage Manager
Emily Wilken
Props Master
Megan Moll
Production Assistant
Haley Hanson
Production Assistant 2


I and You Artists Repertory Theatre
I and You Artists Repertory Theatre