Already closed | 1h 30m | Greenwich V

Colorblind'd (FringeNYC)

From 19 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Ambitious, Edgy, Absorbing, Great acting

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: Can’t get tickets to Hamilton? Come see the second best show in NYC about non-traditional casting! An obscure, low-rent college theatre department becomes a national punch line when its sole African American professor casts a white girl as Rosa Parks. More…

Categories: Comedy, FringeHIGH, Drama, Local. Written by Kirk White. Directed by Keith Winsted.

1h 30m | Already closed | Players Theatre (Greenwich V)

Member Reviews (19)

MEMBERS SAY:

Relevant, Ambitious, Edgy, Absorbing, Great acting
80
Avg Score

75
Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Relevant, Original

See it if Many provocative and relevant ideas that too often are left unsaid esp regarding academia, daring and edgy when needed

Don't see it if Many provocative and relevant ideas but too many of them thus preventing a taut dramatic experience, at times acting a little too broad

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Must see

See it if In the tradition of Gillman's "Spinning into Butter" excites you.

Don't see it if You don't like racial tension and a show with no "good" guys.

78
Clever, Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if Love great-acting, smaller venue, "out-the-box" plays

Don't see it if Hate smaller theatre, profanity, race issues, & don't come with high expectations (I was hoping to see "Rosa Parks" acted by "the chosen 1"

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like plays that make you think. Typecasting vs Great Acting. Teaching vs doing. The 4 characters were excellent.

Don't see it if if you don't like well written drama.

70
Cliched, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Interesting

See it if you're interested in the phenomenon of casting controversies in the social media era

Don't see it if you prefer cogently structured plays with consistent characterization

49
Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if you want to see some really top notch acting. All four performers were excellent and I could almost believe their ludicrous actions.

Don't see it if you don't want to see what happens when a white guy thinks he can write an edgy play about race in America.

79
Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Edgy

See it if U want to see a new take on racism and academia and theatre

Don't see it if U dont like preachy, strident shows with too many plotlines

82
Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Cliched

See it if you've been tuned in to the question of "colorblind" casting in contemporary theatre.

Don't see it if you're tired of the "ignorant trashy white girl" trope.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you want to see a great play full of interesting themes that will make you think. I give it a B+ grade.

Don't see it if you have issues with a play that will challenge how you think about race, art, and doing whatever it takes to make a name for yourself.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Intense, Relevant

See it if you like high school drama...

Don't see it if high school throws you back into PSTD - the anger you may feel towards the main character may be too much...

100
Absorbing, Great writing, Profound, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you enjoy riveting theatre that stimulates the brain and leaves you feeling refreshed and rewarded.

Don't see it if you want the same old mundane theatre.

74
Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Intense

See it if You like the story and powerful performances.

Don't see it if You are closed minded.

71
Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if You want an intellectual time of theatre.

Don't see it if You aren't ready to "think".

100
Clever, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if you enjoy brilliantly written, yet controversial theatre.

Don't see it if you are single minded and stubborn.

100
Ambitious, Clever, Great writing, Riveting, Relevant

See it if You want to see a show that has amazing multidimensional characters. Relevant subject matter from multiple viewpoints.

Don't see it if If you don't like shows that make you think.

95
Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious, Relevant, Must see

See it if You like edgy sometimes uncomfortable theater that will leave you discussing the play for hours after.

Don't see it if You like shows with unicorn and rainbow endings.

96
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if If you are interested in a perspective on race in American culture that may make you uncomfortable but will also challenge you...see it.

Don't see it if Don't go if can't talk to someone about race who isn't the same race as you.

60
Intelligent, Edgy, Disappointing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You're interested in an important conversation that currently affects the theatre community. It was fine, but nothing new or groundbreaking.

Don't see it if You're looking for a fluffy, fun night out. This show will challenge you and make you think and discuss for hours.

79
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Must see, Relevant

See it if i think eveyone should at least go see it once if mn nothing more than to form your own meaning of the show

Don't see it if you dont want the real


August 19th, 2016
"An African-American professor casts a white student in the lead role of her new play about Rosa Parks. The lone black theater major is not as good an actor, but complains about being passed over...Casting presents all-too-real issues, and the black student’s unsentimental view is one we don’t he...
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August 19th, 2016
"There are those who continue to insist we live in a postracial world, and Kirk White’s 'Colorblind’d' pokes fun at this belief as he engages in a deeper conversation about race and art...'Colorblind’d' is a bit sprawling, and important elements of the characters’ relationships to each other seem...
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August 24th, 2016
"A glib new drama…While the premise and first few scenes are engaging, the inconsistent ‘Colorblind'd’ quickly flies off the rails, leaving more questions than answers...By the end, writer White and director Keith Winsted seem to abandon their question of nontraditional casting and simply leave u...
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August 22nd, 2016
"Playwright Kirk White tackles a lot of issues and because of this, the characters aren't always fully drawn. It is worth noting that White and director Keith Winsted are both white men; while they have every right to tackle these issues, it is hard not to wonder if this is why 'Colorblind'd' sta...
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