Coffee beans make the shape of a heart on a purple background. Text reads: "One Moment Now by Murmuration, Dec. 1-17, at Good Karma Cafe - Broad Street, Tiny Dynamite"

An audio experience for one audience member

One Moment Now

Friday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 17
Fridays: Every half hour from 11am to 3pm
Saturdays and Sundays: Every half hour from 11am to 1pm
Good Karma Cafe
at 265 Broad Street in Philadelphia
$5 per person

By Murmuration, a Dublin-based collective of theatre artists

Fresh off a presentation at Washington, D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co. from Solas Nua Theatre, One Moment Now was originally created by Ireland’s Murmuration, a theatre collective focused on building rich audio experiences.

“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.” In this audio play for one audience member, you’ll be guided through a story — about memory, about grandsons and grandmothers, about coffee shops and hospital visits — through sound, smell, and the pictures you make for yourself out of a simple bag of coffee beans. This 20-minute experience plays out through headphones provided by Tiny Dynamite; come sit with us at Good Karma Cafe.

One Moment Now was originally created by Murmuration as part of the Bewley’s Café Theatre artist-in-residence programme, supported by Bewley’s Café Theatre and Bewley’s Café, Grafton Street.

Good Karma Cafe is wheelchair accessible. The event is an audio-drama delivered through headphones; volume is adjustable. Audience members will be instructed to make pictures with coffee beans on the table in front of them; if mobility is a concern, contact us to reserve a second set of headphones for an aide.

Content warning
This show contains references to bereavement that some may find upsetting.

Performed by Helen Roche, Bairbre Ní Chaoimh, John King and Austin Casey
Written by John King and Finbarr Doyle
Sound Concept by Jenny O’Malley
Sound Design by Leon Henry
Produced by Tilly Taylor
Developed by Ellen Kirk, Jenny O’Malley, John King, Finbarr Doyle and Tilly Taylor

As this event is a short pop-up experience, the $5 ticket price does not include our customary drink and snack. Join us for New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, and an exciting event in the spring for your pie and pint!


  • Masks are welcome, but not required.
  • Headphones and MP3 players will be cleaned between uses.
  • If you are feeling at all unwell, have come into close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or are uncomfortable joining us in person, please stay home for your health and that of our audiences and performers. Contact us for an exchange or refund.
  • As the pandemic continues to evolve, we are closely monitoring all updates, and our policies may evolve accordingly. We will share any updates about policy or procedure here, and will notify attendees via email.


Good Karma Cafe
in the lobby of the Wilma Theatre
265 Broad St
Philadelphia, PA

As seen through a window, a person sits at a cafe wearing headphones and counts coffee beans on the table
A person sits at a cafe wearing headphones and smells the aroma from a bag of coffee beans
A woman sits at a table in a cafe with headphones on. In front of her sits a bag of coffee beans, and there are beans on the table making two rectangle shapes.

Photos by Charlotte La Nasa (left two) and Donal Talbot (above); all production photos courtesy of Murmuration

Photos by Charlotte La Nasa (top two) and Donal Talbot (third); all production photos courtesy of Murmuration

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