Tavi

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  Likes laughing and crying but I'll NEVER sit in the front row.
Reviews (23)
90
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Edgy, Fluffy, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if • You like butts! • You love a good spectacle • You're good at catching flying chocolate truffles! • Great for a hot-date

Don't see it if You are looking for a strong plot • Butts make you feel weird • You're not into cheering or singing along

Also I really wasn't sure what I was expecting when I walked in this show b... Read more Read less

84
Refreshing, Intense, Indulgent, Absorbing

See it if - You like TED Talks - You don't need a fourth wall - You want to see a different kind of one-woman show that isn't character-based.

Don't see it if - You want a STRONG story. There is a beginning-middle-end, but there isn't necessarily a "plot." - You want a big spectacle!

Also I sincerely appreciate Maddie's ability to share nearly all in this pi... Read more Read less

72
Shinka
Lower E Side
Ambitious, Entertaining, Dizzying, Epic, Intense

See it if You love those style of dance or are interested in it.

Don't see it if You're not into trippy stuff.

Also There are a few "you've been there the whole time?" moments that added... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if - You are member of LGBTQ - You AREN'T a member of LGBTQ - For a hopeful message about the future

Don't see it if - You are uncomfortable with LOVE

Also It's like if Modern Family included a Trans member who continually cha... Read more Read less

65
Surfer Girl
Lower E Side
Confusing, Indulgent, Relevant, Quirky, Slow

See it if You like poetry-like writing • For the cool art in the background • You have buns of steel perfectly made for folding chairs

Don't see it if You enjoy a plot • You are easily bored by one-person shows • You are looking for a spectacle

Also Jessica Pimentel was our Surfer Girl for the night. While the writing ... Read more Read less

88
Yellowman
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great staging, Great writing, Intense

See it if - For the absolutely beautiful language! - For the heavy, heartfelt moments. - Especially if you are a person of color!

Don't see it if - You ain't woke. - You're looking for something light and fluffy.

75
Entertaining, Fluffy, Indulgent, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You enjoy crowd-work AKA talking to the puppet.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a puppet’s “standup” comedy. You want a story. You want to hear the novel Randy wrote (SPOILER: he didn’t write it).

Also I’m disappointed that this funny performer chose to hide his pretty go... Read more Read less

69
Indulgent, Quirky, Relevant, Slow, Great singing

See it if - You want an intermission snack (they hand out juice boxes and granola bars!) - For the amazingly beautiful operatic moments!

Don't see it if - You're bothered by adults playing 4th graders (because you will be).

Also This show would be a 100% more resonant if it were told by actual chil... Read more Read less

88
Indian Summer
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Romantic

See it if - You are under 25 - You like the beach - You are looking for something that deals with grief in a very delicate way

Don't see it if - You hate sand - You aren't looking for a "growing up" story

98
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great staging, Great singing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if - You want to see something refreshing and revolutionary - You're under 25 - You have heard the music already or have great ears.

Don't see it if - You have a problem with rap music - You're upset by color-blind casting - You are easily bored by American history

75
Dated, Slow, Intense, Clever, Delightful

See it if - You're dealing with grief. - You are older than 25. - You love the story of Peter Pan.

Don't see it if - You're looking for minority voices. - You're looking for a youthful perspective. - You don't get the hype behind Peter Pan.

86
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if - You have a lot of feelings about gun violence - You have kids in your life - You want a well-rounded perspective on school shootings

Don't see it if - You aren't comfortable with content about gun violence - You like sitting in the front row (it's an obstructed view) - You don't like kids

65
Whore
East Village
Quirky, Indulgent, Intense, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if - You enjoy quirky performance art - You are kinda into astrology - There's a tapping exercise that's cool

Don't see it if - You hate dance & musical exploration - You are looking for a strong plot

Also Should it be titled "WHORE"? Probably not. If you think this show is g... Read more Read less

65
Small Craft Warnings
West Village
Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if - You love Tennessee Williams, even the obscure stuff

Don't see it if This play just didn't age well.

82
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if - You love inclusiveness! - For the bright, colorful design palettes - For the music inspired by the text! - Especially if you're deaf!

Don't see it if - You're easily distracted by weather - Bullying isn't a funny device for you - You'll be easily offended by the "originality" of the lyrics

Also Somehow we all forgot that Malvolio is bullied in this play. Unfortuna... Read more Read less

77
Dance Nation
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Weird, Quirky

See it if - You like dance (but not too much, they don't dance that much) - You were once a preteen girl - You're down for performance art moments

Don't see it if - Nudity makes you uncomfortable - Period blood onstage makes you gag - You can't relate to preteen struggles

72
The Gentleman Caller
West Village
Indulgent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Drunk

See it if - You are VERY familiar with T.Willy (so many inside jokes!) - You'd like perspective on sexuality of the 1940's - Great for LGBTQ!

Don't see it if - You haven't seen The Glass Menagerie. - Excessive alcohol drinking makes you uncomfortable - Because there's almost a rape scene.

Also At 2 hours, it's a little long... The acting is great and the set is b... Read more Read less

20
During previews
Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Slow, Lazy

See it if - You want happy hour prices at a very expensive bar.

Don't see it if - You want to participate in a dialogue about real things. - You don't like performers planted in the audience. (They are among you!)

Also In the very beginning, Joe explains that he wants this show to be like... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great staging, Great writing, Intense

See it if You like LIGHT participation (an actor placed a bow in my hair; you get to draw on the stage!) - Children of color matter to you.

Don't see it if You are looking for something fluffy and mindless. You're a racist. You don't want to go to Brooklyn.

Also This participatory show about murder is at times funny, mystical, and ... Read more Read less

70
Disappointing, Indulgent, Intelligent, Quirky, Cliched

See it if - You want to see a white girl talking about white privilege. - The knit piece on the set is IMPECCABLE. - For the funny home movies.

Don't see it if You want a minority perspective on privilege: it's another white girl apologizing for her own privileged snafus.

Also This piece missed the mark for me. It's yet another white girl talking... Read more Read less

53
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Overrated, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if - You like the Wizard of OZ - You don't mind aesthetics from the early 2000's - You like pretty things

Don't see it if - You are looking for something new - You didn't enjoy the Wizard of OZ

70
The Profane
Midtown W
Enchanting, Relevant, Resonant, Riveting, Quirky

See it if - You're interested in race and religion. - You are looking for minority perspectives. - You're looking for a fight.

Don't see it if - You want something "light" - You don't feel comfortable with religious topics

75
Miles for Mary
Midtown W
Quirky, Slow, Funny, Dated

See it if - You enjoy workplace comedies. - You really miss the 80's. - You work in a school or understand schools workplaces.

Don't see it if - You're looking for something fast-paced. - You hate pregnant, awkward, funny pauses. - You're looking for minority voices.