Ioana

Brooklyn | 25-34
About:  I like walking into shows without knowing much or expecting very little. I enjoy seeing both new, experimental, feels-like-a-work-in-progress shows, as well as polished, renowned, classical pieces. I'm a sucker for good writing & interesting stage design.
Reviews (17)
77
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting

See it if great female-only cast; powerful costumes, dancing & music; humbling portrayal of a woman's relationship to sexuality

Don't see it if there is dancing and music, but it's not feel-good cabaret

Also the staff of the theater was very very friendly

75
The Mecca Tales
East Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if good acting; very good script: the characters' narratives were surprisingly relatable; spiritual & profound without being overly religious

Don't see it if you don't enjoy character-driven plays or topics related to spirituality

93
Sonder
Greenwich V
All the feels, Great staging, Delightful, Absorbing, Funny

See it if you're looking for a smart, heart warming, funny story about relationships, about opening up and bring your true self around someone else

Don't see it if you don't enjoy romantic comedies

Also "i have something in my eye"-kind of play

63
Great acting, Not what i expected, All-women cast

See it if if you're looking for Shakespeare in an all-women cast, with all around strong performances then yes, just go see this

Don't see it if the high-school narrative wasn't really integrated other than the uniform-like costumes & chalkboard stage setting

Also in many ways it still felt like a draft:... Read more Read less

98
Sweat
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Must see, Masterful

See it if very touching, powerful and relevant contemporary story - beautifully written, nicely staged, great acting

Don't see it if not a lighthearted topic; uncomfortable - in a good way

Also there are aspects/character opinions that are somewhat controversial b... Read more Read less

81
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Inspiring, Thought-provoking, Funny, Uncomfortable - in a good way, Interesting characters

See it if good acting, simple & effective staging, funny script; intimate

Don't see it if I wish more of the character's backstory was revealed (especially Jess)

84
The Other Mozart
Greenwich V
Ambitious, Great staging, Feminist, Historical, Great writing

See it if you're a Mozart fan - and you're looking for a powerful, experimental one woman show, with very interesting yet simple stage design

Don't see it if you're looking for something lighthearted or a big production piece

Also the acting was not my favorite - but it worked; I really enjoyed the i... Read more Read less

77
Entertaining, Great dancing, Great staging, Great singing, Funny

See it if you're looking for a very dance-focused show, with many funny & witty tidbits

Don't see it if you're looking for a show focused on complex character development

88
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you enjoy complex characters, that that defy traditional labelings of "good" or "evil"

Don't see it if you're looking for the classic story

71
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if strong writing, great acting, simple but effective staging, good use of images & video to reflect the different timeframes for each story

Don't see it if you're looking for something light-hearted, or a feel good play

Also the transitions between the different substories was probably my least... Read more Read less

74
Absurd theater, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Play within a play

See it if powerful acting, unusual & witty text

Don't see it if you don't enjoy absurd, text-oriented, character-driven theater

Also was it confusing at times? definitely; but that is true of any absurd ... Read more Read less

76
Great singing, Quirky, Charged comedy

See it if you're looking for something different and amazing amazing singing

Don't see it if you're looking for a continuous storyline or a "family friendly" play [ sexual assault is part of the plot ]

Also I liked the second act more: a bit more out there with the comedy & mo... Read more Read less

73
For a previous production
Funny, Quirky, Satirical, Political humor

See it if a highly satirical piece about recent political events in the background of quirky song adaptations;

Don't see it if topic-wise, as one of the characters puts it and the end of the show: "for your conservative friends: Cats is playing down the street"

Also would be curious to see how the show evolves as new political events u... Read more Read less

77
STREEPSHOW!
East Village
Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Interesting set-up

See it if I saw the 4 episodes together -- funny; very detail-oriented character construction / acting; catchy song remixes [ "and I'm a Streep" ]

Don't see it if you know literally nothing about Meryl Streep

Also There are clips from movies and "games" that help pinpoint character b... Read more Read less

100
Ambitious, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Must see

See it if you're looking for a carefully crafted, clever, ambitious, yet heart-felt story, with really interesting stage design

Don't see it if you really really dislike math - although maybe this show will challenge that :)

95
Blackbird
Midtown W
Great acting, Powerful

See it if you're looking for good, powerful acting in an intense 2-people play, tackling an uncomfortable, uneasy life topic

Don't see it if you're looking for something light

63
Dated, Great staging, Needs revival, Classic, Disappointing

See it if you're looking for a classic, with great stage design, good singing - or you simply find yourself humming the theme song

Don't see it if you're looking for modern writing, strong female characters, progressive views on beauty

Also many stage design pieces are beautifully integrated with the architect... Read more Read less