The Other Plays: Short Plays About Diversity and Otherness
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The Other Plays: Short Plays About Diversity and Otherness
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The Other Plays: Short Plays About Diversity and Otherness NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(26 Ratings)
Positive
81%
Mixed
8%
Negative
11%
Members say
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious

About the Show

Theater Breaking Through Barriers presents an evening of short plays exploring the themes of race, religion, sexual identity, and social otherness. Playwrights include Neil LaBute and Bekah Brunstetter ('This is Us').

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Show-Score Member Reviews (26)

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318 Reviews | 62 Followers
95
Clever, Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You like vignettes; there's about 8 (5 short plays & 3 solo pieces). They vary in degree, but, I'm biased because I love this theatre's

Don't see it if Stance on diversity and otherness, so I'll never really leave a negative review. It's nice to see actors, with impairments, be showcased.

JR
141 Reviews | 27 Followers
92
Entertaining, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if you are looking for variety. There is sex, war, misogyny, self-loathing, racism, music, Harry Potter, comedy & so much more on display here.

Don't see it if you insist on consistency. Each segment inhabits its own distinct world with no thru line whatsoever.

153 Reviews | 44 Followers
90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy honest stories about the range of human experiences and want to support or gain a better understanding of differently abled people

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with hard truths about privilege

69 Reviews | 29 Followers
84
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if If you like a great show with handicapped people . Should be showcased more.

Don't see it if n/a

74 Reviews | 11 Followers
82
Clever, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You enjoy seeing unique, thoughtful pieces that you won't see elsewhere.

Don't see it if You need a lot of spectacle, or don't enjoy short pieces.

186 Reviews | 37 Followers
81
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if you like plays about POC, LGBTQ, disability, & that examine many different issues from diverse voices. It's a series of short plays.

Don't see it if you want a single long play. The acting is mostly good, and the writing is mostly good, though some short plays are better than others.

72 Reviews | 10 Followers
81
Absorbing, Delightful, Edgy, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like thought provoking, moving theater that represents a diverse human experience.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional, linear shows or light entertainment.

475 Reviews | 59 Followers
80
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if you like interesting, short plays about important topics.

Don't see it if you are not concerned about people with disabilities and what they have to overcome.

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
March 27th, 2017

"The evening is well curated, though a few plays stick out because of their clunkiness and underdeveloped scripts. One in particular was a little bit of a train wreck, which I’ll attribute to nerves. But such problems are easily forgotten as soon as the next piece begins...Overall, this evening of theater is a moment to reevaluate and retire tropes of people living with disabilities as anything but independent and full of verve."
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T
March 17th, 2017

"As often happens with an anthology performance, some of the vignettes are brought to life more capably than others. One technical flaw that seems to connect all of the individual pieces is a too-long fade to black, leaving the audience consistently unsure as to whether a piece is truly over. Overall, however, this production is touching, humane, and attainably confrontational. It is well worth a visit."
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NY Theatre Guide
March 29th, 2017

"The caliber of the evening continued improving and morphing into something quite special...It was a collection of shorts that is very much speaking to the call of right now. As we’re struggling to define ourselves and we worriedly fear losing funding or being allowed to happily celebrate our differences, 'The Other Plays' grandly lets their voices be heard – and what a fun, wonderful voice it is."
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