"Generating empathy, defying small-mindedness, this is an inherently political show that arrives at a time of fervently uncivil discourse...Some of the performers have stage experience, but they are playing themselves, and all are unvarnished enough that their charm comes from their everydayness...Skates right up to the line where eat-your-spinach theater begins. This expertly constructed show manages never to cross that divide." Full Review
"Would make you think more sharply about the actual effects of the Orange Narcissist’s prejudices — and the actual people on whom those effects are visited...Zatz and Traber have cunningly structured the piece to be both formally organized and easy-going — just kids on the first day at a new school, going around the room....It holds the enchantment that hearing about any individual’s life can hold. By the end, I loved and admired them all." Full Review
See it if you would like to hear firsthand from a wide range of young New Yorkers what their lives are like.
Don't see it if you only want to see a play: these young performers have dramatic stories, but traditional drama is not the form they use to tell them.
See it if You want to hear about various problems that teens face with family and society that is very poorly directed and produced, making it difficu
Don't see it if If you want to see a well done production.
See it if Everyone should see! You are a human being interested in the trials we face individually and collectively. You care about your neighbors.
Don't see it if Gender identity, racism, bullying, parental abuse/neglect and overcoming adversity are issues that you think are “fake news”.
Also Do. Not. Miss. This.
See it if You want to think about the migrant experience in a new way, told by amazing teenagers. It's a small, but very efficient production.
Don't see it if Political theater is too much for you right now.
See it if You like honest stories told by the people who lived them. The 7 actors are all brave and thought-provoking.
Don't see it if You need multiple stimuli at the same time. If Wicked is your type of show, "Generation NYZ" might not be.
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