Wild Dogs Under My Skirt
Wild Dogs Under My Skirt
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Wild Dogs Under My Skirt NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(25 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
8%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Confusing, Intense

About the Show

A theatricalization of the poetry of Samoan New Zealander Tusiata Avia, this piece offers an examination and celebration of what it is to be a Samoan woman.

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Member Reviews (25)

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983 Reviews | 229 Followers
71
Overrated, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if A play about polynesian/ samoan life and culture. Has some humor, interesting dancing and gives you insight into its life.

Don't see it if Has some violent stories to it as well as themes. If your not interested in samoan culture.

811 Reviews | 221 Followers
81
Edgy, Great staging, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you want exposure to Samoan gender issues including how women and transexual roles include food and sex abuse. Good dancing/bits of humor.

Don't see it if you want to understand it all & it's your first exposure to Samoan culture: accents, foreign language, cannabalism. Not a play-a performance

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
80
Intense, Poetic, Primal, Cultural, Sexual

See it if 6 actresses take turns enacting poems of Samoan womanhood. Sexuality, coming-of-age, religion, family, food. Builds to intense ending.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a powerful physical performance that is occasionally confusing & drawn out. Multiple slices of life; no plot. Read more

746 Reviews | 124 Followers
78
Unique, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you value song, dance & poetry touching myths & realties of Polynesian culture - headhunters, grass skirts, chanting, poverty, bamboo huts

Don't see it if you are expecting a play - no plot, little character. Very exotic.

612 Reviews | 125 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Refreshing, Entertaining, Strong

See it if Strong, Bold and Raw about Samoan Women with dancing/singing with different topic threw out this whole performance.

Don't see it if Accents and you want a story show.

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
81
Primal, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Somoan women who won't be confined by Dusky Maiden/Pacific Princess stereotypes unleash primal rage in story:"We have forgotten our women."

Don't see it if Some thick accents and syntax."Don't wear the trouser,except in the town/All the mens they like it too much Samoan/I'll wear you likeacloak" Read more

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
74
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Confusing, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You want a view of Samoan women w/their issues of gender roles, sexuality & stereotypes from other countries, in particular New Zealand.

Don't see it if You don't want a collection of stories. You want those stories linked better: it was difficult to figure out characters' relationships... Read more

433 Reviews | 93 Followers
75
Intense, Dizzying, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You want a look at a culture that we see very little theater about. An excellent performance by fierce women.

Don't see it if You want to understand everything, don't like being a little lost, don't like different cultures, can't stand vulgarity.

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
January 8th, 2020

"A powerful and engrossing study of the lives of Samoan women and their uneasy cultural collision with New Zealand. Unfortunately, at the performance under review no program was given out to explain that the Pacific Island actresses each played discrete characters."
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New York Theater
January 8th, 2020

"A rhythmic, exuberant and startling work of theater that resembles Ntozake Shange's choreopoem …a fierce, lively cast… there is enough that's both clear and compelling to transcend the barriers of language and culture - or, more precisely, to connect with our own."
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