RANDOM ACTS

Obie Award winner Renata Hinrichs presents live outdoor pop up performances of her acclaimed drama about the ripple effect of a single act of kindness.
October 4 - 25

Buy tickets HERE.

“Well crafted and beautifully written... A story about kindness, about acceptance, bullying, peer pressure, friendship, breaking down of stereotypes and all of it told through the sublime, heart lifting performance of Hinrichs.” – Front Row Center

“Moving, funny and more relevant by the minute.” – Somewhere in Transition

“An easy mix of cleverness and charm, wisdom and innocence. Animated by skillful shifting from character to character, her likable performance grows easy to believe and hard to resist.” –Blogcritics

“Not only is it good theater, it’s also the sort of presentation I find to be needed during these rapidly changing times.” -- Ewing Reviewing

“I was captivated by this memoir… vivid and powerful.” – Theater Reviews From My Seat

“Truly impressive… RANDOM ACTS should not be missed.”-- Electronic Link Journey

RANDOM ACTS opens in the 1960’s at the height of the Civil Rights movement. It is here, on the south side of Chicago outside a church that straddles the black and white neighborhoods, that a scared five-year-old white girl finds kindness in chaos. How far can the ripple of one act of goodwill go? Now grown, one girl's story proves that the effect of even a small good deed can reach further than ever imagined.

RANDOM ACTS is written and performed by Renata Hinrichs. It received the Best Storytelling Script Award from the United Solo Festival in 2014 and was published by Indie Theater Now. It premiered Off-Broadway in February 2019 at TBG Mainstage Theatre. Hinrichs has performed the play at both the Hewitt School and Packer Collegiate Institute as part of their diversity programs. Most recently, it was performed at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation for an interfaith gathering and in Waterbury Center, Vermont. 

These intimate live-and in person pop up performances will be presented using the LiveTours app and performed for an audience of 12. Ticket buyers must have a smart phone and headphones or earbuds. By downloading the app in advance, patrons will be able to clearly hear the performer while being able to maintain a safe social distance from her and other guests. The exact meetup location (as well as instructions and safety protocols) will be emailed to ticket buyers in advance of the performance. Face masks must be worn at all times -- no eating or drinking during the course of the event, which will run approximately 75 minutes. In case of rain, refunds will be issued. Tickets are $20 each, available HERE.

Currently scheduled performances are:
Sunday, October 4 @ 4pm - Chelsea, Manhattan
• Saturday, October 10 @ 4pm - Upper West Side / 10024 (JUST ADDED)
Sunday, October 11 @ 4pm - Chelsea, Manhattan (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, October 18 @ 4pm - Chelsea, Manhattan
Sunday, October 25 @ 4pm - Chelsea, Manhattan
(Check back often for added dates!)

Renata Hinrichs is a founding member of Big Dance Theater, co-directed by Annie-B Parsons and Paul Lazar. With Big Dance Theater she has performed in New York, London, and the Georgian Republic, as well as at The American Dance Festival and The Yard, winning an Obie award for Best Ensemble Performance for A Simple Heart.  She is currently a member of FAB Women of the Barrow Group, where she first performed and developed Random Acts. Other acting credits include the lead role in the short film Happy Now, which won first prize at both the Cannes Film Festival and the Deauville Film Festival.  Theater credits: Dorset Theater Festival, Boise Contemporary Theater, The Barrow Group, EST, Soho Rep, Ohio Theater.  TV: DeadBeat, The Blacklist, Law and Order: SVU, and Jessica Jones (Netflix). Ms. Hinrichs trained as an actor at the T. Schreiber Studio and The Barrow Group School with Carol Fox Prescott, Carol Reynolds, Seth Barrish, and Lee Brock. Other acting teachers include Bob Krakower, Tim Phillips, Tony Spiridakis, Maggie Low, and Devin Shackett.  She studied writing and playwriting with Lisa Kron, Roderick Menzies, Maia Danziger, and Seth Barrish.