forever for now


May 12-14 at 7:30pm
New York Live Arts Theater
219 West 19th Street (between 7th and 8th Aves)
NYC 10011

Adults $20, Students $15



forever for now is a work about love… a phenomenon that none of us fully understand. We grew up watching stories where people fell for their soulmate, overcame insurmountable differences, and lived happily ever after – permanently fixed, in love. In practice, it feels much harder to place your finger on the one “thing” we’re apparently all here to find. And when there are so many kinds of love, so many shapes and shades and different people for that one-true-emotion to land on, how do we know when we’ve got “it?” Why one word for something so complex? Why just one story for an experience that we’ll inevitably practice over and over with lovers, friends, parents, children, strangers, fellow humans, ourselves? For all the ways we’re confounded by love, there’s one thing we know to be true: in the unpredictability of life, nothing is permanent. And whether our love changes in the morning, for right now, it’s everything.

Young Dance Collective (YDC) is one of cullen+them’s professional performing companies. Comprised of five teen-aged-people, YDC works collaboratively as a group to devise concepts and material under Hannah Cullen’s direction. They generate original content that is relevant to their lives that is then shaped and built into evening-length live performance. Learn more about YDC.

cullen+them’s performances are part of New York Live Arts’ Plus program, designed to allow mission-aligned performing arts organizations access to state-of-the-art facilities and support toward the growth of their work. More information at