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A solo play written and performed by Renata Hinrichs’ Random Acts is an autobiographical play that follows the journey of a woman as she looks back at what she experienced in her childhood. Random Acts opens in the 1960s at the height of the Civil Rights movement on the south side of Chicago. It is here that a scared five-year-old white girl finds kindness in chaos. As we watch the girl growing up, we experience how far can the ripple of one act of good-will goes. One girls’ story proves that the effect of even a small good deed can reach farther than ever imagined.

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Previous productions of the play include performances at the Emerging Artists Theater, New Work Festival, and FAB women of the Barrow Group. Renata won a Best Storytelling Script award for her performance at Theatre Row at the United Solo Theater Festival. She performed the play at both the Hewitt School and Packer Collegiate Institute as part of their diversity programs and the Woodstock Jewish Congregation for an interfaith gathering and in Waterbury Center, Vermont. In February 2019, Random Acts had a sold-out Off-Broadway run at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre in New York City.

Renata Hinrichs is a founding member of Big Dance Theater, co-directed by Annie B Parsons and Paul Lazar. With Big Dance Theater, she has performed in New York, London, the Georgian Republic, and at The American Dance Festival and The Yard, winning an Obie award for best ensemble performance for A Simple Heart. Renata is a member of FAB Women of the Barrow Group, where she first performed and developed Random Acts. Other acting credits include the lead role in the short film, Happy Now, which won first prize at both the Cannes Film Festival and the Deauville Film Festival. Theater credits: Dorsett Theater Festival, Boise Contemporary Theater, The Barrow Group, Soho Rep, Ohio Theater. TV: DeadBeat, The Blacklist.
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“Well-crafted and beautifully written… A story of kindness, about acceptance, bullying, peer pressure, friendship, breaking down of stereotypes and all of it told through the sublime, heart-lifting performance of Hinrichs.”
- Front Row Center.

“An easy mix of cleverness and charm, wisdom and innocence.
Animated by skillful shifting from character to character, her likable performance grows easy to believe and hard to resist.” – Blogcritics.

"Random Acts is like a one person OUR TOWN"
-Tommy Tune, Legendary Broadway performer/director/

“I was captivated by this memoir…vivid and powerful.”
– Theater Reviews from My Seat