Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist


Sam wants to tell you about five encounters he had on a site called Craigslist. Sam is anxious about the way he gets to know people. About the way he self-sabotages his attempts to communicate and reach out to those around him.

Sam wants this to be a chance for you to get to know him.

5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist is a show performed by one person. One person who needs an audience to tell his story. It’s a show that, in exploring one person’s self-sabotaged attempts to know those around him, considers the extent to which a group of people in a darkened room can ever get to know each other.

Desperately hilarious and achingly bleak, 5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist is an intricate and tender question mark around our attempts to encounter each other in a technologized world.



“Entertaining and thoughtfully constructed… A moving and bittersweet experience.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

★★★★★ “visionary, purposive and unpretentious.” – Three Weeks

★★★★★ ”Five Encounters exposes humans for what we really are: lustful and unashamed, yet insecure and vulnerable... It’s refreshingly honest, painfully truthful and wonderfully personal.” - 730 Review


You can watch the full show, for free, here:

Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist toured nationally through 2018 to locations including Manchester, Sheffield, Exeter, Bristol, London, Brighton, Ipswich, Newcastle and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

You can buy the script from Oberon books here.