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The White Dress

From 15 member  reviews
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. More…

Part religious rite, part dance/performance, "The White Dress" is Jonathan Howard’s genderqueer coming-of-age journey through familial shaming, peer bullying, and unrequited love to redefine what male looks, sounds and feels like. "The White Dress" features a music and movement score that accentuates Jonathan’s odyssey to be free in their own skin. 

Member Reviews (15)


Slow, Relevant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

Fluffy, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if The play begins the important conversation on gender

Don't see it if Poorly written and somewhat acted. The play topic is important but not executed well. The play is a bust.

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

Also Bar scenes drowned them out anyway!) I’m naturally a HOT 🥵 person, but... Read more Read less

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

Also This show made it’s point in the first 15 minutes. It then continued t... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Confusing, Slow, Excruciating, Ambitious

See it if A queer boy’s self-identity exploring journey; great concept falls flat; occasional sparks between the young lovers; they fixed the AC..

Don't see it if Still warm tho. Amateur theatre: weak writing & directing; confusing movement as scene change; 2 actors hardly audible in small studio..

Also They say it’s 100min. We were trapped 8-10pm, which caused me missing ... Read more Read less

Undeveloped, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow

See it if If you look for the potential in a piece and can enjoy whatnot might become, then see this.

Don't see it if It is very slow and needs much more character development.

Raunchy, Queer, Slow, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if you're interested in queer stories, non-white stories, don't mind under-written narratives if you're interested in the characters.

Don't see it if you don't like nudity, spoken stage directions, or can't abide a theater where the air conditioning doesn't work.

Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to support queer story telling and don't mind shows that are prob not ready for an audience yet

Don't see it if You have heat problems (no AC), or need to understand what you see.

Also The show was lost in lots of places in what it was trying to do. Every... Read more Read less

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 it...
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