TheaterGal

New York City | Male
About:  A theater artist who loves to see what her fellow show people are creating.
Reviews (17)
69
Sheila
Midtown W
Confusing, Edgy, Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like psychological dramas, you like unconventional storytelling

Don't see it if you like straightforward narratives, you like quickly paced shows, you like comedies

76
A Deal
Chelsea
Funny, Resonant, Quirky, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like timely comedies about Asian people in America, you enjoy shows about the theater, you're interested in representation

Don't see it if you like period pieces, you think under-representation is either a myth or not a big deal

70
The Encounter
Midtown W
Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Unusual

See it if You like different ways of telling a story, you enjoy one-person shows, you are interested in technology and storytelling

Don't see it if You like traditional narrative structure, you want to see an ensemble, you like old-fashioned theater magic rather than technology

78
Ideation
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if you like topical plays that address moral questions, you like language-driven fast-paced one acts, you like to be left thinking

Don't see it if you like complete closure in plays, you don't like workplace dramas, you want light fare

70
The Changeling
West Village
Great acting, Intense, Period piece

See it if you like traditional takes on classical texts, you enjoy actors with facility for language, you enjoy the classics beyond Shakespeare

Don't see it if you like modern stories, you like to see new twists on classic works, you don't like heightened language.

87
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent

See it if if you are interested in issues of representation, you want to see more Asian American stories, you want to be challenged intellectually

Don't see it if you don't like a blending of styles, you are looking for realism

85
Barbecue
East Village
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Surprising, Great set

See it if you like to be kept guessing

Don't see it if you don't like profanity

83
10 out of 12
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Funny, Inside joke, Original

See it if You are a theater person, you always wondered how shows are created, you love backstage antics

Don't see it if You like traditional narrative structure, you hate inside jokes, you didn't like when the Man Behind the Curtain was revealed

95
Hand to God
Midtown W
Absorbing, Profound, Must see, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to see a virtuoso performance that will blow your mind. This dark and brilliantly acted play makes you think about the evil inside

Don't see it if You don't like profanity because it is a raunchy show.

91
Hold These Truths
East Village
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Timely

See it if you are interested in American history, the constitution, or one-person shows.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows or history.

90
Vietgone
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you want to see a different take on refugees, you like irreverent stories, you appreciate strong female characters, you like comics

Don't see it if you only enjoy seeing plays about white people on the Upper West Side, you don't like rap, you prefer linear narrative

90
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like intense dramas, you can handle being uncomfortable, you want to see Lupita Nyong'o shine on stage, you support women

Don't see it if you have no interest in women's stories, you want something upbeat

94
Exquisite, Great staging, Profound, Moving

See it if You want to be deeply moved, you like inventive use of language, you enjoy inclusive theatrical experiences, you like coming-of-age stories

Don't see it if You don't like rock scores, you don't enjoy shows about teenagers, you have no heart

89
King Charles III
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You love the Royals, you enjoy historical dramas, you are British, you appreciate modern verse

Don't see it if you hate the Royals, you don't like soliloquies, predicting the future makes you uncomfortable

79
During previews
Allegiance
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant, Historical

See it if you are interested in untold parts of American history, you support the Asian American community, you are a George Takei or Lea Salonga fan

Don't see it if you want to remember songs after you leave, you are looking for a dance show

60
On The Town
Midtown W
Cliched, Mediocre, Overrated

See it if You are a fan of the original show since very little has changed in this production or you like very straightforward revivals of classics

Don't see it if You are looking for a new twist on an old show, you think musicals in 2015 set in New York should have diverse casts

90
Awake and Sing!
East Village
Resonant, Great acting, Masterful, Thought provoking, Original

See it if you like to see new takes on classic works. This period drama finds new resonance with an all-Asian cast.

Don't see it if you don't like to see classics of the American theater.