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A Kind Shot

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Members say: Absorbing, Relevant, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Funny

About the show

In this solo show, six-foot 1-inch blonde spitfire Terri Mateer tells her life story of becoming a pro basketball player in France. More…

Raised by a single, hippie mom, an African American surrogate father stepped in and taught Terri how to play the game. Being 6’ 1” in the sixth grade, she was a natural, but dreams of becoming an architect. Terri's unbelievable journey includes playing pro ball, modeling, stripping, and designing Michael Jordan’s headboard.


Member Reviews (51)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Relevant, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Funny
80
Avg Score

81
Profound, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You are ok with a minalmalist approach to a show with no sets, but with great storytelling.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows and vulgar language at times.

73
Thought-provoking, Clever, Funny, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You're interested in basketball, or want to be inspired.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows in a small intimate environment.

Also It was great how she interacted with the audience and was happy to tak... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You would appreciate a show delving into the life of a tall, beautiful woman basketball player who had to overcome sexual predators

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a one person show with no props or sets describing the challenging development of an impressive woman

75
Relevant, Quirky, Disappointing, Undeveloped

See it if you're interested in the #MeToo movement.

Don't see it if you expect a well-crafted and fully developed work.

Also Expect a unique evening at the theater as Mateer, a basketball player,... Read more Read less

78
Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You are up for a different, absorbing, intense, inspiring and relevant story about one woman's life from youth to the present.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows based mostly on a story with little to divert your attention.

65
Relevant, Quirky, Funny, Clever, Cliched

See it if You like solo shows that are funny with a message and a story.

Don't see it if You don't want to listen to someone's life story that contains a message but not a super-strong one.

75
Intense, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Edgy

See it if You are seeking a compelling story that is sadly timely in its recall of sexual harassment and offensive behaviors.

Don't see it if You are looking for a more grounded solo piece. Terri is winning, but the story needs shaping and the play/production could use a director.

95
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Relevant

See it if You want to be awed and absorbed in an intelligent autobiographical one woman show highlighting sexual harassment. Super job!

Don't see it if You do not want to hear of sexual harassment in a real life story in a griping, humorous and intelligent way.

70
Great writing, Profound, Needs direction, Personal, Touching

See it if Want to hear great storytelling, and a compelling story.

Don't see it if I think the problem with this very touching piece is that it lacks direction. There are many beautiful moments that needed to be elevated.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if YOu enjoy an autobiographical one-woman show which addresses personal challenges. Terry had an amazing story

Don't see it if Are disturbed by difficult personal stories.

73
Soorty, Firey, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy autobiographical works and basketball.

Don't see it if basses ballers aren't your cup of tea.

80
Disappointing, Clever

See it if if u have nothing better to do

Don't see it if you want a great show

85
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Enjoy hearing about the good and bad about people-told by a winner

Don't see it if You can't relate to how often our circumstances are hard to deal with

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You resonate with women who have been abused/repressed in their lives & careers who have persevered against the odds with a happy ending.

Don't see it if You don’t like one-person autobiographical shows - but Terri’s story is well worth hearing.

Also I was surprised that last night was the first performance in a very sm... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Refreshing, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy solo shows and honest natural performances and You want to be engaged.

Don't see it if you like big splashy musicals

70
Ambitious, Cliched, Quirky

See it if it sounds like your game

Don't see it if you don't believe women

77
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If your interested in basketball stories. She makes her life story interesting.

Don't see it if You don't like a one person show.

77
Absorbing, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if Enjoyable, honest portrait of the performer's unusual life.

Don't see it if you don't like a one-person show with the actress telling her life story.

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You are interested in women's rights.. Or human rights in general.

Don't see it if You are looking for a large stage show, music or stimulating props.

79
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing, Slow at times

See it if You enjoy a one woman show that has energy, honesty, and a message.

Don't see it if You're not interested in a show with a female basketball player discovering herself, and finding true meaning and happiness to her life.

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You like one-actor plays, you like women's basketball, you never realized you experienced sexual harassment.

Don't see it if You do not like intimate theater experiences.

82
Compelling, resonant, witty

See it if you love to hear someone's story. Terri Mateer's humanity is worth experiencing.

Don't see it if you are looking for an evening of light comedy. Though humorous-- this is truly thought-provoking.

99
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Don't miss it

Don't see it if Must see

77
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You like 1 woman shows- this actress was fantastic

Don't see it if You don't like one woman shows

100
Absorbing, Must see, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like a good story

Don't see it if don't like intimate settings


January 16th, 2018
“Mateer is at her most compelling when she's talking about the game...From there, her story goes in all directions and loses the grounding force that basketball was seemingly intended to provide...As we charge through the chapters of her biography, the conspicuous absence of narrative shape dilut...
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January 29th, 2018
"So much happens in 'A Kind Shot,' it would be helpful if Mateer could contextualize her material better. Some really terrible things happen to her, but it's hard to assess their role in creating the woman standing before us...Mateer is never a less-than-affable presence -- but this is a remarkab...
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January 24th, 2018
“And that's essentially the problem with ‘A Kind Shot.’ Clocking in at 75 minutes, the ‘performance’ feels more like a motivational speech than a theatrical event. It's well-meaning and well-told, but other than the charismatic Mateer, there isn't much else to it. The set, a masking tape outline ...
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January 18th, 2018
"Her story is worth hearing, even though she isn't the most natural performer...She sometimes pauses in a way that's unclear whether she's forgotten a line or it is just part of her acting style. No director is credited; one could probably have helped her overcome these issues. It almost all come...
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Cast & Creatives (3)