We Are Traffic

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One-man's journey with Rideshare, and how navigating this massive city with strangers can help you relocate yourself.

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quick, focussed, funny, and yet nuanced and poignant without being bathetic...pictures of contemporary big city life performed by someone who has seen a lot of it....audience laughed, applauded and best of all was deeply moved. Unforgettable.

sweet - Lanny Meyers


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We Are Traffic is reminiscent of some of the best one-man shows I've seen. The writing is crisp, both deeply personal and universally resonant, and with an original voice. And Jonathan Tipton Meyers's performance is pitch perfect... My gal said she was totally mesmerized by him. Bravo!...

sweet - Geoffrey Rose


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Beautifully honest, genuine and vulnerable storytelling with fun act-outs and relatable observations, culminating in a cathartic experience. This show has great potential for many venues. Highly recommend!

sweet - Laila Berzins


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A thoughtful, thought provoking "ride" into the life of someone trying to get their life back on track, and finding redemption through his experience as a ride-share driver. Jonathan delves into the doubt and fear, spawned from a series of unfortunate life events, mirroring the doubt and fear everyone faces at some point in their life, if not at all times. With moments or raw, vulnerable truth, "We Are Traffic" embodies what theater should be as an ideal: a mirror into the artist's life which in turn shows us who we are as an audience. As funny as it is honest, Jonathan Tipton Meyers gives us exactly what we paid for and then some.

sweet - Harry Kakatsakis


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Fun and poignant with sincere depth. A great perspective on life in L.A. today... and If you've ever driven for a ride-share, proof that you are NOT alone in your struggles.

sweet - Alexis DeLaRosa


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Sit back and enjoy the ride. Go on a fun and relaxing journey as the actor presents his thoughts and experiences as a rideshare driver in Los Angeles. Hilarious and interesting. The writing is superb and top quality. Great topic and the themes were expertly intertwined with real life experiences. You must see this show.

sweet - Marci B


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Jonathan Tipton Meyers takes his blog and turns it into a one-man performance piece. We are, from the start, passengers in his world as he takes the audience through neighborhoods, characters, and the trip of his life -- both in the car and outside of it. It's brave, while at the same time bittersweet and irreverent. Mingling comedic impersonations and heartbreak he gets the crowd both laughing and hushed in silent reflection. It's a journey you shouldn't miss. If you have the chance to see it, do.

sweet - MC Sundeen


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WE ARE TRAFFIC is a well-played combination of heartfelt storytelling and make-you-think perspective on humanity, life, and love. Jonathan Tipton Meyers' performance is comfortable and intimate - a definite must see.

sweet - Carolin Bennett


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I have seen a number of shows at the Fringe, several of them being solo pieces, and We Are Traffic is by far the standout this year. The play, written and performed by Johnathon Tipton Meyers and directed by Matt Ritchey, are both responsible for making the piece rise above the rest, partly due to the humor, but more so because of the cathartic nature that Meyers brings as he exorcises past demons. The constant theme, which many solo pieces lack, was threaded throughout making it a must see this year.

sweet - mike onofri


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I loved the honesty and vulnerability, and I didn't expect it to be as funny and fun as it was! You could feel that at some point, each of us had a moment (or several) where we could relate to exactly what Jonathan was saying. This was brave, naked, honest, and fabulous! I HIGHLY recommend this show! Enjoy!

sweet - debbie jaffe


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A very strong piece. So many things can go wrong with a one man show (the self-indulgence, the ham-fisted word imagery, etc) but none of those things were present. Johnathan's writing and delivery comes at you straight from the mind, heart, and gut. I laughed so hard and so many times. The stories were quirky but very human and very believable. A very sincere narrator and what wonderful ride it was. The play does what it promises, it takes you where you want to go, even if you didn't know exactly where that was and delivers you safe and sound with more awareness and tenderness than you started with.

sweet - Laura Bailey


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quick, focussed, funny, and yet nuanced and poignant without being bathetic...pictures of contemporary big city life performed by someone who has seen a lot of it....audience laughed, applauded and best of all was deeply moved. Unforgettable.

sweet - Lanny Meyers


Avatar

We Are Traffic is reminiscent of some of the best one-man shows I've seen. The writing is crisp, both deeply personal and universally resonant, and with an original voice. And Jonathan Tipton Meyers's performance is pitch perfect... My gal said she was totally mesmerized by him. Bravo!...

sweet - Geoffrey Rose


Avatar

Beautifully honest, genuine and vulnerable storytelling with fun act-outs and relatable observations, culminating in a cathartic experience. This show has great potential for many venues. Highly recommend!

sweet - Laila Berzins


Avatar

A thoughtful, thought provoking "ride" into the life of someone trying to get their life back on track, and finding redemption through his experience as a ride-share driver. Jonathan delves into the doubt and fear, spawned from a series of unfortunate life events, mirroring the doubt and fear everyone faces at some point in their life, if not at all times. With moments or raw, vulnerable truth, "We Are Traffic" embodies what theater should be as an ideal: a mirror into the artist's life which in turn shows us who we are as an audience. As funny as it is honest, Jonathan Tipton Meyers gives us exactly what we paid for and then some.

sweet - Harry Kakatsakis


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Fun and poignant with sincere depth. A great perspective on life in L.A. today... and If you've ever driven for a ride-share, proof that you are NOT alone in your struggles.

sweet - Alexis DeLaRosa


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Sit back and enjoy the ride. Go on a fun and relaxing journey as the actor presents his thoughts and experiences as a rideshare driver in Los Angeles. Hilarious and interesting. The writing is superb and top quality. Great topic and the themes were expertly intertwined with real life experiences. You must see this show.

sweet - Marci B


Avatar

Jonathan Tipton Meyers takes his blog and turns it into a one-man performance piece. We are, from the start, passengers in his world as he takes the audience through neighborhoods, characters, and the trip of his life -- both in the car and outside of it. It's brave, while at the same time bittersweet and irreverent. Mingling comedic impersonations and heartbreak he gets the crowd both laughing and hushed in silent reflection. It's a journey you shouldn't miss. If you have the chance to see it, do.

sweet - MC Sundeen


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WE ARE TRAFFIC is a well-played combination of heartfelt storytelling and make-you-think perspective on humanity, life, and love. Jonathan Tipton Meyers' performance is comfortable and intimate - a definite must see.

sweet - Carolin Bennett


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I have seen a number of shows at the Fringe, several of them being solo pieces, and We Are Traffic is by far the standout this year. The play, written and performed by Johnathon Tipton Meyers and directed by Matt Ritchey, are both responsible for making the piece rise above the rest, partly due to the humor, but more so because of the cathartic nature that Meyers brings as he exorcises past demons. The constant theme, which many solo pieces lack, was threaded throughout making it a must see this year.

sweet - mike onofri


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I loved the honesty and vulnerability, and I didn't expect it to be as funny and fun as it was! You could feel that at some point, each of us had a moment (or several) where we could relate to exactly what Jonathan was saying. This was brave, naked, honest, and fabulous! I HIGHLY recommend this show! Enjoy!

sweet - debbie jaffe


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A very strong piece. So many things can go wrong with a one man show (the self-indulgence, the ham-fisted word imagery, etc) but none of those things were present. Johnathan's writing and delivery comes at you straight from the mind, heart, and gut. I laughed so hard and so many times. The stories were quirky but very human and very believable. A very sincere narrator and what wonderful ride it was. The play does what it promises, it takes you where you want to go, even if you didn't know exactly where that was and delivers you safe and sound with more awareness and tenderness than you started with.

sweet - Laura Bailey