Semblance NYC Reviews and Tickets

(8 Ratings)
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Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious

Presented as both an intimate theatrical installation at NYTW and a remote virtual experience.

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122 Reviews | 17 Followers
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever

See it if you're interested in the different ways video can be used in a space, you want to check out whitney white's work. its more then a short film

Don't see it if you're not into video or "installments".

540 Reviews | 64 Followers
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if an in-the-moment film that really should have been a one-person live performance. filmed well with multi tracks and images. acted well

Don't see it if need a live experience instead of a film

122 Reviews | 23 Followers
Detailed, Cinematic, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if interested in a focused look at 8 different black women played by one actor, if you enjoy film and theatre intersecting, enjoy multimedia

Don't see it if you're expecting a live performance, if you would prefer to see live theatre and not interested in a film installation

399 Reviews | 204 Followers
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Banal, Cliched

See it if You enjoy seeing filmed performances in theater.

Don't see it if Not really a performance. A film of a performance. And the point seemed to be, “work sucks.” Not exactly revelatory.

437 Reviews | 81 Followers
Short film

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151 Reviews | 17 Followers
Resonant, Relevant, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if This was a filmed theater experience about how the Black Woman is perceived by writer and by us the viewer.

Don't see it if Each montage was well done, but it lacked cohesiveness.

1269 Reviews | 350 Followers
Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if A film of a performance thrills you. If your not particular about what you see.

Don't see it if Lacking story, direction and of being in depth of anything. Needs to be more creative.

478 Reviews | 92 Followers
Banal, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if and ONLY if you feel the need to be "schooled" on the urban Black woman experience in the United States.

Don't see it if you were expecting a LICE stage production as this is an hour-long VIDEO presentation and NOT a LIVE stage production. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

New York Theatre Guide
August 13th, 2021

"The Black woman is beautiful, multifaceted, and complex. And though this theatrical film may create conversation on who she is, or could be, it unfortunately left me with more questions about who we are, than I had when I walked in."
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August 18th, 2021

"A tour de force performance by Nikiya Mathis...Semblance beautifully makes its point without hitting its message – or us – over the head."
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