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Joey Variations: A Play With Dance (FringeNYC)

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Slow, Absorbing

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: Joey: A gifted contemporary dancer whose secret fuels his addiction. Rita: The transgendered therapist whose counsel may save his life. Svetlana: The artistic director who employs him despite better judgment. Three diverse lives brush against darkness to find the light. More…

Categories: Dance / Physical Theatre, Drama, Local. Written by Jon Spano. Directed by Jon Spano. Choreographed by Jon Spano.

FROM THE ARTIST:
Joey: A gifted contemporary dancer whose secret fuels his addiction. Rita: The transgendered therapist whose counsel may save his life. Svetlana: The artistic director who employs him despite better judgment. Three diverse lives brush against darkness to find the light.



August 17th, 2016
"Playwright-director Spano shows us the effects of hate crime in a world where hardness is everyone’s game, and no one is winning...Moves from soliloquy to dance solo to one-on-one scenes, through which we come to know two women committed to Joey’s success: his dance mentor and his transgender t...
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August 21st, 2016
“For the most part, Spano’s play is graceful in its simplicity: expressive but succinct, riffing without being trite, political without devolving into didacticism. This is a playwright with deep empathy for his characters...Of course, ‘Joey’ is necessarily hampered by some tired tropes around add...
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August 16th, 2016
"A poignant and uplifting three-hander…All three actors deliver sensitive and sympathetic performances...Expressive segments of dance are interspersed between the monologues and dialogues, physically and artistically evincing the decline and recovery of Joey’s zest for his art, and for life…'Joe...
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