Joy Notoma

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Reviews (5)
Front Row Center

“I couldn’t help but wonder if they’re aiming too high. After all, the website calls it ‘the next level of the escape room drama, part immersive theater, part escape room, part existential experience.’ If that’s not a tall order, I don’t know what is. Just one of those things would have been plenty. But it seems like all we got was a clumsy stumble through of an overly ambitious undertaking, nothing more than a shallow mash-up of these exciting new genres.” Full Review

Harry and the Thief
East Village
Front Row Center

"Anyanwu commands the stage with the gravitas that one would expect of Tubman herself. And commanding any scene in this fast-paced comedy performed by a dexterous and talented ensemble is no small feat...Though Gilman skillfully uses archetypes, no character is merely a stereotype...An action comedy that uses history to discuss contemporary race issues may sound far-fetched, but in the end, I was grateful to find 'Harry' more than worthy of the re-imagining...This is not to be missed." Full Review

God is a Verb
Brooklyn
Front Row Center

"The script teeters dangerously on the edge of pedantry. Nevertheless, it sufficiently meets the challenges of fusing historical reference with creative license. And the humor is well-executed, finding its best moments in self reflective elitism and embarrassing delusions of grandeur. Unfortunately, the pace is inconsistent; some moments are painfully slow while others happen in a blink. Thankfully, the script is economic and nothing is wholly superfluous." Full Review

Front Row Center

“I spent the entire hour and fifteen minutes looking for a moment of true connection with the reality of gun violence; instead I was met with a barrage of sensationalist antics that ironically distanced me instead of drawing me in...The cast, however, should be applauded for their commitment...I simply wish that their director had spent less time on montages and the endless array of props and more time on helping these promising actors achieve persuasive performances.” Full Review

This Time
East Village
Front Row Center

“Performed with skill and dedication by an ensemble of five...Delphi Harrignton, as Amal, dominates the stage with a commanding presence that makes the audience want to believe her delusions of grandeur...The play’s sweep is staggering. The thematic material is rich...‘This Time’ is an impressive feat. Cheers to the company for an engaging piece of theater that tells a story about memory and what we choose to hold onto.” Full Review