Slant Theater Project presents the world premiere of Lawrence Dial's drama about a burned-out playwright and his misfit students. More…
Seymour, a washed-up playwright with one forgotten "hit" to his name, lands a gig teaching a writers' workshop. His students are a motley collection of dreamers and amateurs, young and old. As the weeks go by, the students' plays begin to blur the line between truth and fiction, imperiling the workshop's delicate balance.
See it if Definitely see this! One of the best off-off shows I've seen. Superb acting with a marvelous script. So absorbing. Hope it transfers!
Don't see it if Don't like intimate shows born in raw realism.
See it if You like plays within plays. You are interested in the playwriting process. The characters learn from their characters.
Don't see it if The most dramatic moments felt contrived. The characters' "real" stories were one dimensional. I wasn't moved much.
See it if like good acting in an intimate space with cordial pleasant hosts. Alas. it has ended the run
Don't see it if you cannot handle 3 long flights of step. (you can arrange an elevator)
See it if You want to see a show about the process of writing. You like natural dialogue & acting. You enjoy being up close to the actors.
Don't see it if You don't like shows about any process. You prefer more traditionally dramatic dialogue & story. You dislike being close to the actors.
See it if you want to see the blood, sweat and tears of the creative process. Like A Chorus Line for writers who don't sing or dance but have pasts.
Don't see it if you lack the patience to wait for a character driven play to resolve into a clear plot after climbing two flights of stairs.
See it if You are a theatre insider or otherwise familiar with the playwriting process. Written with great insight into the room where it happpens !
Don't see it if You don't like or understand plays about "the writers process. You are looking for lots of action. This is a real relationship play.
See it if You are interested in behind the scenes process of playwrights;how real lives & feelings interfere in their creative thoughts & interactions
Don't see it if You do not like short scenes and quick cuts into new ones;quirky characters annoy you;you are not nterested in people's feelings
See it if You want to see the writers point of view while writing a play. You like intimate staging. You have an open mind and want to be entertained
Don't see it if You need elaborate staging. You don't want to laugh. You can't relax and enjoy an intimate setting. You don't want to be "In the Room".
See it if If you enjoy brilliant plays that focus on the characters, acting, staging and premise. Frills not needed to enjoy this wonderful play.
Don't see it if If you want to see a play with all the bells and whistles...
See it if You want to be "In the Room", learning about the process of writing plays, and about some of the people who attempt that.
Don't see it if You don't like small, almost claustrophobic theatres, or intimate relationship plays.
See it if you are intrigued by the playwriting process or appreciate careful crafted character development and interaction and plot twists & spare set
Don't see it if you cannot follow multiple stories within a story or are bored by talky plays with little physical action, few surprises and predictable end
See it if you enjoy dynamics-driven plays in raw, intimate, in-the-round setting cleverly staged--brief, intercut scenes gave terrific texture & depth
Don't see it if you don't like multiple scenes with minimal staging, going on edgy rides, or engaging with & rooting for quirky characters on slippery paths
See it if you'd enjoy a play with good character development; the acting was good and so was the direction.
Don't see it if You want to see something "deep." While there were good lines, the plot was thin and for the most part extremely predictable.
See it if For a great ensemble working through writing plays which intertwines with their lives inside and outside the seminar; well written,acted
Don't see it if You don't like a small scale but well done production without a great deal of scenery or you don't want to explore unlikeable people
See it if you want to really feel the experiences of the characters as they develop and get exposed in an intimate writing class.
Don't see it if you are looking for a full production with complex staging; or you don't like small theater spaces; need an elevator to get to 3rd floor.
See it if You are interested in the workings of show biz, writers, etc. Shows point if view of those in that circle.
Don't see it if You want a fast moving, deep play. I started losing interest as the play went on.
See it if Innovative narrative staged in the round w/in 20 or so short scenes. V well written & acted. A writing class. Challenging-& a great ride.
Don't see it if You're looking for a classic play, a musical or nothing new. This is a fine piece of writing & shows a unique way of presenting a play.
See it if for its insightful writing, great acting and unusual staging. About relationships and how they evolve.
Don't see it if you want action, music and/or a more traditional experience.
See it if you enjoy uncomfortable, raw interpersonal conflicts between characters.
Don't see it if you're expecting a taut narrative w/ well-defined structure. It's a bit rambling and disjointed, and could use deeper character development.
See it if you enjoy good acting and lively, engaging writing. A realistic glimpse into a writers' workshop with well-drawn characters.
Don't see it if you don't like minimalist productions. A bit too precious and self-aware at times, and storyline was predictable - but still recommended
See it if If you want to see the most original show on Broadway with great B-Boxing; good acting; a Gay-Friendly Show, and a gift to anyone who sings!
Don't see it if If you've never been on a subway before. If you don't like seeing a musical without a full orchestra. If you don't like acapella singing :(
See it if you're a writer / artist / interested in watching artists struggle with themselves and their art. You like skilled, smart writing.
Don't see it if you can't handle (yet) another story about troubled artists. You expect something ground-breaking. You need high production values.
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