Director, Actor, and Sometimes Gardener
 "You have one more week to scoop up your teen-and-older family members and see the Michigan premiere of “I and You” at Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor. Make the effort. Lauren Gunderson’s play (a Michigan premiere), directed with great care by  David Wolber , has a simple story arc that inexplicably opens up to a star-filled sky." -  Patty Nolan, Examiner.com

I and You by Lauren Gunderson

Theatre Nova
Ann Arbor, Michigan
May/June 2015
Anthony arrives at Caroline’s door bearing waffle fries, a copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and an urgent assignment from their high school lit teacher.

 "You have one more week to scoop up your teen-and-older family members and see the Michigan premiere of “I and You” at Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor. Make the effort. Lauren Gunderson’s play (a Michigan premiere), directed with great care by  David Wolber , has a simple story arc that inexplicably opens up to a star-filled sky." -  Patty Nolan, Examiner.com

"You have one more week to scoop up your teen-and-older family members and see the Michigan premiere of “I and You” at Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor. Make the effort. Lauren Gunderson’s play (a Michigan premiere), directed with great care by David Wolber, has a simple story arc that inexplicably opens up to a star-filled sky." - Patty Nolan, Examiner.com

 ...a moving examination of two thoughtful and believable high school students who are dealing with real-life challenges. Director  David Wolber  works well in the intimate space, and his actors speak in real voices, not stage voices... ...by bringing the concerns of modern teenagers and an old poet into deeper focus, it ultimately proves well worth an investment of the viewer's time." - John Monaghan, " The D  etroit Free Press review of "I AND YOU"

...a moving examination of two thoughtful and believable high school students who are dealing with real-life challenges. Director David Wolber works well in the intimate space, and his actors speak in real voices, not stage voices... ...by bringing the concerns of modern teenagers and an old poet into deeper focus, it ultimately proves well worth an investment of the viewer's time." - John Monaghan, "The Detroit Free Press review of "I AND YOU"

 "Gunderson appears to have deliberately written a claustrophobic play. Director  David Wolber  honors the playwright's intent, which benefits the overall impact and texture of the play. It's a very intimate venue with audience sitting three quarter around the stage in steeply raked tiers. Those of us who sat in the very back found that the blocking becomes very three-dimensional and brings additional interest and meaning without any extra business." -John Quinn, EncoreMichigan.com review of "I AND YOU"

"Gunderson appears to have deliberately written a claustrophobic play. Director David Wolber honors the playwright's intent, which benefits the overall impact and texture of the play. It's a very intimate venue with audience sitting three quarter around the stage in steeply raked tiers. Those of us who sat in the very back found that the blocking becomes very three-dimensional and brings additional interest and meaning without any extra business." -John Quinn, EncoreMichigan.com review of "I AND YOU"

 "Gunderson's script has some sharp, witty moments, and it undoubtedly makes you want to track down the copy of "Leaves of Grass" that's been silently biding time on your bookshelf since college. ...Terpstra and Webb carry the 90 minute, intermission-less show capably, with director  David Wolber  as their guiding hand." - Jenn McKee, Mlive.com

"Gunderson's script has some sharp, witty moments, and it undoubtedly makes you want to track down the copy of "Leaves of Grass" that's been silently biding time on your bookshelf since college. ...Terpstra and Webb carry the 90 minute, intermission-less show capably, with director David Wolber as their guiding hand." - Jenn McKee, Mlive.com

   I and You   by  Lauren Gunderson  Director - David Wolber  Caroline - Katie Terpstra Anthony - Matthew Webb  Stage Manager - Brittney Gillespie Assistant Stage Manager - Kaiya Wynn Set, Light, Props design - Daniel C. Walker Sound design - Carla Milarch   photos by Brad Orr

I and You
by Lauren Gunderson
Director - David Wolber

Caroline - Katie Terpstra
Anthony - Matthew Webb

Stage Manager - Brittney Gillespie
Assistant Stage Manager - Kaiya Wynn
Set, Light, Props design - Daniel C. Walker
Sound design - Carla Milarch

photos by Brad Orr