Ends May 16 | 1h 30m | East Village

A Therapy Session with Myself

From 19 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious

About the show

After a successful premiere at the New York Theatre Festival's 2019 NYWinterfest, Anthony J. Piccione's controversial, semi-autobiographical drama returns in May 2019 for a series of monthly performances. More…

During the summer before his senior year, Alex Grayson - a young college student and aspiring writer living with living with social anxiety, depression, and Asperger's syndrome - receives a mysterious visit from "himself", a human incarnation of his inner consciousness. As they interact, Alex is forced to reflect on his own flaws and personality quirks, as well as some of the darkest and most painful memories of his adolescence, while also pondering the question of whether or not he can overcome his inner demons, and ultimately build a brighter future for himself.


Member Reviews (19)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious
71
Avg Score

79
Quirky, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you'd enjoy an interesting look and better understanding of difficult mental issues faced by young people. Well portrayed by this cast.

Don't see it if you want a polished play - there is a lot of potential here, but it is a low budget production that could use some sound and light tweaks.

78
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play about a guy that is dealing with some mental health issues and how he is attempting to deal with them. Self therapy.

Don't see it if You are not comfortable hearing about a person with mental health issues and how he deals with it and how it affects people in his circle.

49
Relevant, Zero production values, Poor direction, Repetitive, Amateurish

See it if you are so interested in stories about someone with Asperger's Syndrome that you can overlook poor acting, direction and writing.

Don't see it if you expect a professional performance that is, at least, fairly well written and somewhat compelling.

73
Poorly cast although good actors, Terrible sound design, Good direction, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a fairly well written show that seems more like a solo than a show with a cast of more than 6

Don't see it if nonexistent sound design and miscast leads become a nonstarter for you (lead actors are solid, but not right for the roles)

Also There was no reason to need sound design in this show, but once it was... Read more Read less

55
Banal, Amateur, Indulgent

See it if you're looking for one person's insight into their own journey.

Don't see it if you're looking for a professional, polished production.

Also I really appreciate the effort, and it is important to think about inc... Read more Read less

48
Slow, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You want to support someone in the play.

Don't see it if You want to see a play that you can relate to and that hold your interest.

Also The seats at the Kraine Theatre are extremely uncomfortable.

69
Repetitive, Disappointing, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you have a deep interest in Asperger's syndrome, anxiety and depression. Amateurish and not well delivered it still has merits.

Don't see it if you have no patience for productions that leave much to be desired and if you can't see the value in this exploration of relevant topics.

40
Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Perhaps someone interested in clinical psychology.

Don't see it if Very aptly named, particularly the "for myself" part. Lacking in dramatic impact, and very, very (did I say very?) repetitive.

82
Profound, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you are interested in how the developmentally disabled think. Actually, how "typical" people think as well.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a big flashy musical.

Also My group of 4 enjoyed it. We thought the actors did an admirable job. ... Read more Read less

70
Thought-provoking, Brave, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you're interested and/or want to understand more about mental health, or were once a teenager/young adult

Don't see it if you're not interest in mental or were never a teenager/young adult. You're easily put off by less-than-broadway theatres.

Also The play is an interesting telling of experiences with mental health t... Read more Read less

80
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You want to see a moving look at a serious mental health issue.

Don't see it if You are not comfortable with a serious play that explores mental health issues.

90
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you want to see a very real telling of a story of someone’s internal struggles and going deep into their mind. And incredible acting.

Don't see it if You are easily triggered by sensitive material.

Also I absolutely loved the acting of this show. The actors were all very w... Read more Read less

77
Relatable, Self absorbed, Intense, Great acting

See it if You want to see some very in depth self analysis of the actors true internal struggles.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy deep dives into sometimes self indulgence.

Also Very brave which is why I scored it what I did. But the line between b... Read more Read less

88
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in characters with mental health issues.

Don't see it if you prefer light comedy, or have a short attention-span.

81
Ambitious, Relevant, Quirky, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a first-person account of growing up with extreme anxiety.

Don't see it if you want a polished production. The acting was good, but there were more than a few tech glitches.

78
Relevant, Intelligent, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in a well acted delineation of one who is autistic and struggles with intense internal battles, but leading to acceptance

Don't see it if don’t want to watch the dramatic struggles and wreckage of someone with autism and depression.

89
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in a discussion of mental health from one persons point of view. It has a very personal story, acted and directed well.

Don't see it if You get easily bored, or don’t want to focus on just one person.

Also I particularly enjoyed the acting of the leads and was impressed by th... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Dizzying, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you enjoy non linear stories, good acting, strong directing and an engaging, personal look at mental health.

Don't see it if You have high expectations for set or lights. Or if you are uncomfortable discussing topics such as suicide.

95
Thought-provoking, Brave, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in a brave, honest, and sometimes painful first-person account of living with Asperger's, social anxiety, and depression.

Don't see it if You are easily triggered by sensitive topics, such as substance abuse or suicidal ideation.


May 22nd, 2019
"A thought-provoking and entertaining exploration of one artist’s struggle to move through mental disorder to a better self-understanding...Crisply written with a strong supporting cast...What impressed me a lot about both the writing and performances is that Alex’s self analysis never veers too ...
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January 23rd, 2019
for a previous production "We are spun round and round with Ideas and thoughts that won't leave and memories that fuel these cycles of self torture and fear in an extremely relatable experience...This was a very brave and abstract show. I enjoyed the skillful and vulnerable crafting of such truth and emotion and the end o...
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