The White Dress
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The White Dress NYC Reviews and Tickets

72%
(15 Ratings)
Positive
53%
Mixed
47%
Negative
0%
Members say
Slow, Relevant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

About the Show

Based on the playwright’s true-life experience, this is a genderqueer coming-of-age tale for the they/them generation.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (15)

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59 Reviews | 16 Followers
90
Edgy, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you're excited to explore honest stories of queer identity and aren't afraid to get a little downtown.

Don't see it if you need high-cost production values or you aren't open to lives and experiences that don't mirror your own.

572 Reviews | 138 Followers
82
Excellent acting ensemble, Ac problems solved, Many flavors of the rainbow, Like nothing else, Aea showcase

See it if Fluidity in sexual awareness & storytelling is fundamental, you like OffOff BWY experiences, environment not as important as storytelling

Don't see it if you freak at LGBTQ storylines & visuals, can't climb 4 story stairs, don't like up close & personal, bothered by spoken stage directions

435 Reviews | 60 Followers
76
Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You want a play that is interesting but needs EDITING!! It’s unnecessarily long. The theatre experience from start 2 finish is UNCOMFORTABLE

Don't see it if If you can’t stand the equivalent 8 floors of stairs and an unairconditioned theatre for more than 2 unbroken hours. Visibility is difficul Read more

1165 Reviews | 342 Followers
73
Quirky, Slow, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like new theater with honest representation of characters, mostly very well played by this cast, sharing important messages for society.

Don't see it if hearing every word is important as music sometimes drowns actors and multi-directional speaking is often lost. Some tough editing needed.

388 Reviews | 108 Followers
72
Uneven, Experimental, Gender fuckery, Relevant

See it if I loved the explorations of gender, family, queerness, and self. The actors were fully committed, and I appreciated their authenticity.

Don't see it if The structure and some the more experimental conceits didn't quite work for me. But I'm very glad this exists!

1357 Reviews | 366 Followers
70
Edgy, Intelligent, Slow, Ambitious

See it if If you want a coming of age story. Music drowns words at times. Decent direction and acting.

Don't see it if If you do not like LGBTQ stories. If you do not like smaller venues with little to no AC.

318 Reviews | 61 Followers
69
Weak script, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Hot 🥵 as hell in there

See it if Oh my God. Ok, so I’m gonna be nice, considering that I was apart of the first audience. I researched the show, a little, as I am a queer

Don't see it if Black gender-nonconformist myself, and I really wanted to like the show, BUT: TURN ON THE DAMN AC and just have the actors speak louder (the Read more

281 Reviews | 27 Followers
68
Much too long, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if If you’re interested in Gender nonconformity.

Don't see it if You already know what they’re going to say Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
July 13th, 2019

"Packed with emotion, adolescent angst and eventfully picaresque, playwright Roger Q. Mason's passionate autobiographical saga of a "gender non-conforming queer person of color." It's boldly presented and contains vivid performances, but the amorphous structure and idiosyncratic writing dilute its momentum."
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