The Writing on the Stall
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The Writing on the Stall
85

The Writing on the Stall NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(36 Ratings)
Positive
92%
Mixed
5%
Negative
3%
Members say
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Edgy, Quirky

About the Show

A hilarious show set in a dive bar bathroom uses graffiti as song lyrics.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (15)

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55 Reviews | 6 Followers
86
Hilarious, Great singing, Edgy, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like the absurdity of graffiti, want an art history lesson, and don’t mind panties being thrown to the audience

Don't see it if You are sensitive about genitalia depicted on screen in art.

285 Reviews | 39 Followers
85
Great singing, Edgy, Surprisingly deep for a show w/15 dick pics in it, Funny, Clever

See it if It's funny. Like VERY funny. It's also a stealth confessional one-woman show. Little clues are dropped throughout until it becomes clear.

Don't see it if It's a bit scatological & suddenly sad. But neither detracted from it for me. See it unless you don't like bad words or drawings of genitals

1171 Reviews | 389 Followers
83
Edgy, Delightful, Clever, Quirky, Funny

See it if you want to laugh. Caitlin will charm the (under)pants off you. Thoroughly engaging. Fast paced. Songs, monologue, conversatn, graffiti. Fun

Don't see it if you dislike bathroom humor, raunchiness, pathos (sad part). Ltd audience particpn. Very engaging, insightful. Warm-up comic good, too.

95 Reviews | 10 Followers
80
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Different, Edgy

See it if you like uniquely clever and intimate theatre. It's like nothing I've ever seen before and I was truly engaged with Caitlin's performance.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with bathroom humor or solo shows. Prefer more "traditional" theatre.

406 Reviews | 96 Followers
80
Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a very funny solo show/therapy session centered around bathroom humor and personal tragedy, with a talented singer/guitarist

Don't see it if if you don’t appreciate literal toilet humor, prefer straight stand up routines without messy real life stuff, or like big productions Read more

129 Reviews | 29 Followers
79
Great singing, Quirky, Edgy, Funny, Clever

See it if you're up for a funny and heartfelt piece set in bathroom stall finding meaning in broom graffiti, showing v human way of coping w/ trauma

Don't see it if you don't like solo comedy shows, will be bothered by bathroom/sometimes vulgar humor, triggered by material at end related to accident

165 Reviews | 38 Followers
79
Quirky, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Are open for some silly - and some serious - bathroom humor, interspersed with Caitlin reflecting on her life.

Don't see it if You don’t like bathroom humor (literally!) or one person shows. Gets very serious in the middle, which takes down the mood.

158 Reviews | 31 Followers
77
Quirky, Fluffy, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if The graffiti songs were very hilarious and entertaining...

Don't see it if Some of the one-woman show elements felt clunky in comparison

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatermania
September 11th, 2023
For a previous production

“ ‘The Writing on the Stall’ is the kind of delightfully irreverent, gleefully vulgar, slyly intellectual show...Cook proves that this collision of standup comedy and song (do we still call it cabaret?) is something she can do well. I suspect the form will stick to her like an errant piece of toilet paper affixed to your shoe.”
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New York Theater
September 8th, 2023
For a previous production

Cook’s presentation of graffiti in song and slide show doesn’t readily fit any one genre: It’s musical theater, sort of, stand-up comedy, gross-out comedy, anthropology, art history, a jokey kind of feminism. I above all found the show deeply weird – and that was before it swerved unexpectedly into a personal memoir of trauma. “The Writing on the Stall” made me uncomfortable at numerous times and in numerous ways.
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