Experimental (41)

Open run Then She Fell 175 reviews
90 Overall Score

An immersive theater experience that involves a hospital ward, the writings of Lewis Carroll, and just 15 audience members per show out in Brooklyn. Ages 21 and over only.

Ends Oct 29 Say Something Bunny! 13 reviews
89 Overall Score

UnionDocs presents Alison S.M. Kobayashi's multi-media solo piece inspired by an amateur audio recording made over 60 years ago.

Ends Sep 27 Macbeth Muet 22 reviews
89 Overall Score

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: This textless, two-actor adaptation of Shakespeare's classic draws on silent cinema and Grand Guignol traditions.

Ends Dec 30 Accomplice The Village 25 reviews
85 Overall Score

Accomplice presents an 'adventure theater' experience, an interactive show that plunges you into events that take place in the real world.

Opens Nov 15 Hundred Days 19 reviews
85 Overall Score

New York Theatre Workshop presents a musical about how Abigail and Shaun of the folk-rock duo the Bengsons met and fell in love, and how that unleashed their fear of mortality. Previously seen at the Under the Radar.

Ends Nov 26 Accomplice New York 31 reviews
83 Overall Score

Accomplice presents an 'adventure theater' experience, an interactive show that plunges you into events that take place in the real world.

Open run The Infinite Wrench 41 reviews
83 Overall Score

The New York Neo-Futurists present an ever-changing lineup of short plays, each written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with high-energy audience participation.

Ends Oct 01 J&K: 1965 29 reviews
82 Overall Score

Live in Theater presents an immersive, outdoor theater piece inspired by 'Life' magazine's 1965 photo essay about two New York City junkies: John and Karen.

Ends Sep 24 YOKAI, Remedy for Despair 24 reviews
82 Overall Score

The Tank and international mask theater company The Krumple present this movement-heavy exploration of the "yōkai," a class of strange, mischievous, and sometimes malevolent apparitions from Japanese folklore.

Ends Dec 30 In & Of Itself 75 reviews
81 Overall Score

The Daryl Roth Theatre presents the New York premiere of this performance piece by magician Derek DelGaudio, directed by Emmy winner Frank Oz.

Ends Oct 21 KPOP 41 reviews
81 Overall Score

Ars Nova in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective present the world premiere of this interactive experience set behind the scenes at a k-pop music factory.

Ends Dec 31 That Physics Show 99 reviews
80 Overall Score

Longtime professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo shares his amazing "magic tricks" from the world of science.

Opens Dec 07 Early Shaker Spirituals 13 reviews
79 Overall Score

The Wooster Group revives its musical inspired by the 1976 LP recorded by the Sisters of the Shaker Community, giving a new live performance of their songs.

Ends Sep 30 The Flatiron Hex 11 reviews
78 Overall Score

Little Shadow Productions brings back this solo puppet performance about Wylie, a contract shaman who works for NYORG—a city in the middle of a swamp.

Ends Oct 08 Makbet 36 reviews
78 Overall Score

'Macbeth' in a shipping container? Dzieci Theatre presents a ferocious, liberating ceremony, where every performance is totally unique.

Ends Oct 08 One Night Only (running as lon... 17 reviews
77 Overall Score

Contemporary dance troupe Monica Bill Barnes & Company and WP Theater join forces for this world-premiere work, which celebrates the ephemeral nature of everything, including our own abilities.

Open run Paradiso: Chapter 1 26 reviews
71 Overall Score

Immersive theater pioneer Michael Counts created this unique experience, which marries escape-room entertainment with interactive theater.

Previews start Oct 12 Burning Doors 10 reviews
68 Overall Score

Belarus Free Theatre and Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina come to La MaMa in a searing performance on how art persists under oppression.

Opens Nov 11 Jamaica 10 reviews
64 Overall Score

Harlem Repertory Theatre presents a revival of this 1957 Calypso musical by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen ('The Wizard of Oz') which was a hit for Lena Horne.

Ends Sep 24 Mind on Heaven 2 reviews
85 Overall Score

A hybrid performance–part documentary, part conjuring, part performance art–this multimedia piece is a tribute to the late Dennis Palmer, a self-taught, avant-garde musician and painter of the American South.

Previews start Sep 25 Syncing Ink 2 reviews
82 Overall Score

The Flea presents this semi-autobiographical coming of age story about a high school student's pursuit of freestyle rap. The play is told largely in freestyle, working off of audience prompts rather than scripted text.

Ends Oct 01 Sam's Tea Shack 8 reviews
69 Overall Score

The Tank presents this interactive solo comedy in which writer-performer Sam Soghor muses on cultural identity versus national identity.

Ends Sep 24 Daphne 2 reviews
69 Overall Score

The Arctic Group presents this new drama spun from a love of vegetation and Greek mythology about a tree who was once a woman.

Already closed Pomegrenade 4 reviews
68 Overall Score

The Arctic Group's world-premiere production explores the global refugee crises through a retelling of the Greek myth of Persephone.