Artists from the production of Winners and Losers sitting across a long table from each other, one looking at the other while one looks away.  Part of the High Performance Rodeo
One Yellow Rabbit Presents

Winners And Losers

Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre in association with Crow's Theatre

As each of the characters seeks to defeat the other, the debate becomes highly personal, as they dissect each other’s individual, familial and class histories.

Winners and Losers is a staged conversation that embraces the ruthless logic of capitalism and tests its impact on our closest personal relationships as well as our most intimate experiences of self.

Theatre artists and long-time friends Marcus Youssef and James Long sit at a table and play a game they made up, called winners and losers. In it, they name people, places or things — Tom Cruise, microwave ovens, their fathers, rainforests, druids, etc. — and debate whether these things are winners or losers. And because one of these men is the product of economic privilege and the other not, the competition very quickly begins to cost.

Theatre Replacement is an ongoing collaboration between James Long and Maiko Bae Yamamoto that uses extended processes resulting in theatrical experiences that are authentic, immediate and hopeful.

Neworld Theatre creates, produces and tours new plays and performance events. We ask artists and audiences to embrace work that challenges assumptions about the nature of theatre and its function in the world.


HPR's Winners and Losers make live performance feel immediate and urgent, in a Trumpian way.  To read YYScene's, click here

Winner or Loser? thehalfstep's Stephen Hunt interviews the cast.  To read the article. click here. 

High Performance Rodeo presents a show for all the Winners and Losers. To read the January 24 Gaunlet article, click here

The everlasting ‘who’s successful?’ debate goes onstage in ‘Winners & Losers’ in Beatroute, January 11.  To read the article, click here

What they're saying:

"...Sly, utterly successful...scores because of the ambiguities it cultivates. What starts as a sly and often funny game of differences ends up as nuanced and unsettling show."
- Village Voice