One Moment Now

a woman's profile overlayed with other silhoeuttes and the glare from a window

“Some people find it hard to sit in a café. Alone. With just their thoughts. Don’t worry, we’re going to keep you company this next while.”

A woman sitting in a coffee shop with headphones on

One Moment Now is a brand new table-top audio-experience commissioned by Bewley’s Café Theatre, now making its North American premiere with Solas Nua. Through headphones, you’ll hear fragments of a story - about memory, about grandsons and grandmothers, about coffee shops and hospital visits - and be invited to participate as it plays out on the table in front of you.


Run time is 20 minutes. Showings begin every half hour.

One Moment Now by Murmuration runs September 20 - October 7, 2023 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (641 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004).

Tickets are free but registration is required.


Solas Nua’s Artistic Director of Theatre Rex Daugherty shares, “I’ve been watching Murmuration for a few years now and have admired their singular approach to theatre making. They create intimate, private experiences that occur in public spaces, and it has been capturing the imagination of audiences, as well as forging new grounds for where theatre takes place. There’s a special magic when immersed in this setting, and I’m eager to share it with DC audiences.” 

This highly inventive approach to theatre making, combined with years of experience producing in non-traditional spaces shows why Washington City Paper has acknowledged Solas Nua as “Washington’s finest purveyor of site-specific theatre.” 

Solas Nua also hosted a successful run of One Moment Now from July 22 – September 1, 2023 at Baker’s Daughter and was thrilled to be back at Eaton DC, which previously hosted their critically acclaimed, sold out run of The Smuggler. Starring Rex Daugherty in this solo-performance, the show was picked by The New York Times as one of the best productions of 2019. Eaton DC was named by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 Places to Visit on Earth. One Moment Now will be hosted inside of Eaton’s resident coffee shop, Baker’s Daughter, which is a boutique café from 101 Hospitality, the team behind Gravitas and Michele’s. With three locations in Washington, D.C., the all-day cafe offers breakfast, coffee, baked goods and, prepared foods. Chef Matt Baker owns and operates Gravitas, a New American fine dining establishment in Washington D.C.’s Ivy City neighborhood; Baker’s Daughter, a café and market with multiple locations in the Nation’s Capital; and Michele's, a modern American restaurant reflecting the global flavors of his culinary upbringing in Houston and New Orleans. Gravitas received one star in the 2020 and 2021 Washington, D.C. MICHELIN Guides.


Murmuration’s One Moment Now in Washington, D.C. is supported by Culture Ireland and will be part of a larger North American tour for the production. Future dates and locations will be announced at a later time. 



Murmuration is a Dublin-based collective of theatre artists, making live, narrative sound installations in nontraditional spaces. They create rich, intricate soundscapes with the aim of fostering new ways of listening in our audiences. Their work is all about big-hearted close listening.

Through their work they seek to reposition audiences in relation to their surroundings, creating vivid imaginary worlds. They have performed in bars, shopfronts, glass-walled galleries and public squares, without physically augmenting any of those spaces; aiming to find the extraordinary in ordinary and unlikely locations. They believe this approach to be particularly urgent now, when cultural spaces seem to be shrinking and becoming less accessible. They remain resolutely optimistic about Dublin, and are committed to finding performative potential in its existing spaces, through the transformative power of sound and live performance.

Murmuration formed in 2018 to present Summertime at Dublin Fringe Festival where it was nominated for a Judges Choice Award, before being shown at Drogheda Arts Festival and at the Abbey Young Curators’ Festival the following year. In 2020 their second production, Will I See You There, premiered at the Gallery of Photography in Temple Bar as part of Dublin Fringe Festival, and in 2021 they were commissioned to make their third show You’re Still Here at Dublin Castle, co-presented by Dublin Fringe and the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre. They have presented work-in-progress sharings of two other pieces: One Moment Now (2022), presented while inaugural Artists-in-Residence at Bewleys Café, and so close i noticed my breath on the glass (2020), presented as part of Corcadorca’s SHOW Festival.


A woman sitting in a coffee shop with headphones on
A man sitting in a coffee shop with headphones on
paper bag with instructions for participating in One Moment Now Murmuration show
A woman sitting in a coffee shop with headphones on

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