Ariel Estrada

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  ARIEL ESTRADA Off-Broadway: MADE IN CHINA, Wakka Wakka Productions (NYT Critics’ Pick); A PERSISTENT MEMORY, MBL Productions (Jessi D. Hill, dir.); DOUBLE FALSEHOOD, Letter of Marque (Andrew Borthwick-Leslie, dir.); FAR EAST, Lincoln Center Theater (Daniel Sullivan, dir.); SHOGUN MACBETH, CAMBODIA A... Read more Read less
Reviews (8)
79
Intense, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a drama that follows a dysfunctional family's attempt to deal with death through cultural appropriation of Buddhism.

Don't see it if You are easily triggered by privileged white people claiming religious and cultural practices that has nothing to do with them.

Also A parable on how cultural appropriation of Buddhist religious practice... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You enjoy a compelling coming of age story about black youth and gorgeous music sung by a stellar cast.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a cappella music, step dancing, and a terrific story at the intersection of gay and black themes.

100
Entertaining, Must see, Delightful, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You enjoy immersive, intimate, non-traditional theater experiences, and terrific choreography and catchy pop songs.

Don't see it if You are a humorless tight ass.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Romantic

See it if You enjoy excellent acting from the entire ensemble in a play which, with lesser actors, would descend to melodrama. Beautiful set design!

Don't see it if You're tired of the sexually conservative trope that gay non-monogamy and polyamory are naturally doomed to failure.

Also The entire cast is fantastic, particularly the excellent Joe Chisholm ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You love a compelling docudrama about a nearly forgotten anti-war protest that is both inspiring and chilling in its relevancy to now.

Don't see it if You supported the Vietnam War.

100
Great acting, Edgy, Dizzying, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to see an edgy, timely play about what it means to be a person of color and a sexual being in America.

Don't see it if You don't like thought-provoking dramedy that makes you hold up a mirror to your own views of race and sex.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if You enjoy intimate, site-specific, immersive theatre that explores intense subject matter, both personal and political.

Don't see it if You're hungry: the delicious smells of Ms. Zuabi's cooking are fabulous. Also, chefs, try not to be alarmed by her knife technique.

Also A near perfect play, a near perfect theatre experience, performed in s... Read more Read less

100
Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You love original rock musicals, with a brilliant book and fantastic score, performed by sexy, talented geniuses in gorgeous costumes.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing brilliance.