Semblance
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Semblance NYC Reviews and Tickets

62%
(8 Reviews)
Positive
38%
Mixed
50%
Negative
12%
Members say
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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Member Reviews (8)

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983 Reviews | 229 Followers
50
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.

399 Reviews | 202 Followers
68
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.

427 Reviews | 48 Followers
71
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

367 Reviews | 63 Followers
35
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

348 Reviews | 69 Followers
65
Short film

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Don't see it if ...

146 Reviews | 18 Followers
60
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.

109 Reviews | 20 Followers
70
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

101 Reviews | 13 Followers
76
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".

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
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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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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