Time Alone | 2018 IA National Gathering


Time Alone is a play that is “poignant and heartbreaking” that “bridges divides” and leaves audiences “spellbound.”

– Los Angeles Times


Time Alone, is the compelling story of a young man convicted of killing a gang rival, and a middle-age woman, whose son is a police officer murdered in the line of duty.  Their parallel journeys deliver them to the world’s most lonely places: a solitary confinement cell, and the silent house of a single mother who lost her only child. The characters – both sympathetic, both impassioned – bring forth their radically different views on the nature of time, regret, and the criminal justice system.  The play explores the devastating isolation of a world where we only see victims and perpetrators, and asks us to imagine a world where redemption and reconciliation might be possible.


This staged reading is produced by Bonnie Franklin’s Classic and Contemporary American Plays, and presented by Imagining America, The Court Theater, and Illinois Humanities.

(90 minutes, followed by a 30 minute talkback with actors, playwright, and activists working to end solitary confinement.)


The award-winning cast includes:

XAVIER RAMÍREZ MORENO JR, a native Angelino, born, raised, and staged in the historic barrio of Boyle Heights. Xavi has written, directed, produced, designed and performed for multiple theater’s including, Independent Shakespeare Co., South Coast Repertory, Center Theater Group, Hero Theatre, Gala Hispanic Theatre, Latino Theater Company, Cornerstone Theater, Company of Angels, About Productions, & Casa 0101 to name a few. Recognized as a Young Leader of Color by Theatre Communications Group, Xavi is also Marketing Director for The Latino Theater Company at The Los Angeles Theatre Center & Producing Director for Company of Angels


HATTIE WINSTON, an actress, singer, writer, producer, director and Broadway veteran with a career that spans five decades. Winston is a founding member of The Negro Ensemble Company in New York City, and has acted in shows such as The Tap Dance Kid, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Me Nobody Knows, and the Vagina Monologues.  


ALESSANDRO CAMON (Playwright) is a writer and producer, best known for writing The Messenger, a contemporary drama about military officers delivering casualty notifications, with writer/director Oren Moverman. His works have been nominated for an Academy Award, and he has won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival.


The mission of Classic and Contemporary American Plays is to educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of high school students in underserved school districts, by introducing them to the study of significant American plays – and to develop a new generation of life-long theatergoers. To support CCAP, learn more about us or find out about upcoming shows, please visit us at www.bfccap.org.