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what you are now

Opening Date: Mar 10, 2022

Closing Date: Apr 03, 2022

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Playing @

Ensemble Studio Theatre

549 W 52nd St New York, NY 10019

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The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P Sloan Foundation and The Civilians present

what you are now

Pia is a passionate young researcher investigating cutting-edge new ideas about how to heal the mind from traumatic memories. But her interest is also personal, deeply intertwined with her family’s history. When a figure from the past unexpectedly shows up, urging Pia’s mother to testify about her experiences during the violence of 1970s Cambodia, unresolved histories are brought to the surface. Pia must navigate through a latticework of interconnected memories: her relationship, her brother Darany and, centrally, her mother Chantrea—making discoveries that will radically alter everyone’s lives in the present.

what you are now asks what if our memories aren’t fixed, but change each time we recall the past? This world premiere by Sam Chanse is a thrillingly insightful new play that asks the audience to move through the shifting dance between the past and present, and to consider how with new understanding we might change “who you were then” to “what you are now.”

COVID Safety Precautions:
All audience members will be required to show proof of full vaccination (either 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson) and face masks will be required throughout your time at the theatre.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 16


Sonnie Brown
Curran Connor*
Emma Kikue
Robert Lee Leng
and Pisay Pao


Steve Cosson

Written by

Sam Chanse

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No fixed seating. Located on 2nd and 6th floors of ten-story loft building. 2nd floor seats 99. 6th floor seats 50.


Elevator: Automatic. Lobby. Accesses all floors open to public.

Passenger Loading Zone



SVI Permit.


One 8" step.


Unisex: 2nd floor, followed by two steps.

Water Fountain



2nd floor. Coin slot 65". Cord 24".

Assisted Listening System


Visual Assistance


Directions Subway

1, C, E to 50th Street

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