Addressless NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Delightful, Slow, Quirky, Confusing, Must see

An immersive game that allows audiences to experience the challenges of housing insecurity. 

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Member Reviews (2)

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1085 Reviews | 265 Followers
Dated, Slow, Quirky, Fluffy, Banal

See it if You want an immersed play that wants to do things by vote. Fair acting and ok story.

Don't see it if If you want a traditional play.

90 Reviews | 16 Followers
Delightful, Confusing, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Saw the play for our sons birthday and it was wonderful, great for kids for over 12. Saw the play throughout the weekend of 1/13/2022.

Don't see it if If you are not realizing the facts of life.

Critic Reviews (4)

The New York Times
January 21st, 2022

"'Addressless' takes pains to show that people experiencing homelessness are more than just numbers on a caseworker’s docket. Then the show shrinks them down to numbers anyway...More irksome, 'Addressless' doesn’t follow through on its choose-you-own-adventure premise...Even if 'Addressless' sometimes sacrifices deep identification to its game structure, it wants us to do better, and the show’s chat function provides a list of resources to enable that."
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January 18th, 2022

"Imaginative, interactive and illuminating...This global premiere from Rattlestick Playwrights Theater doesn't gamify the lives of 'addressless' people at the expense of their dignity; rather, it builds emotional and ethical momentum as a multi-player audience-inclusive virtual experience that breaks the fourth wall through a creative combination of recorded performances, voiceovers, animation and real-time interactive discussion."
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January 21st, 2022

Turning the plight of New York City’s homeless into a game is an iffy proposition to say the least. At best, the audience for the theatrical effort, Addressless: A Walk in Our Shoes, learns about the daily terrors facing this disenfranchised population; at worst, the interactive game overshadows the very same awful truths turning homelessness into a superficial search for more and more points.
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New York Theater
January 20th, 2022

turns the effort to escape homelessness into a literal game…It is at its best when the actors play out scenes that help us understand the real-life conundrums… But also involves elaborate gameplay (with) the possibility of trivializing…a serious issue….Ultimately….“Addressless” does a couple of beautiful things. It offers yet another example of the flexibility, effectiveness…and theatricality!… of digital theater. And it turns a “them” into an “us.”
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