Ends Dec 08 | 2h 15m | Midtown W

Altered Minds

From 22 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious

About the show

A collection of short plays on mental health issues.  More…

From the show:

A diverse cast and veteran directors present plays that shed a light on an important subject today! These original voices are enlightening, quirky and heart-rending. Catch actors you might ordinarily see on TV or in films here on stage in this limited run! This is edgy New York theater at its best!


Member Reviews (22)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious
74
Avg Score

32
Way tooooo long

See it if You really enjoy short one act plays knowing that you’re probably not going to like all of them

Don't see it if You don’t want to sit through nine one act plays that last approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes

Also During the curtain speech they said they had hundreds of submissions a... Read more Read less

74
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a collection of short plays dealing with mental health issues. You are comfortable seeing plays about mental health issues.

Don't see it if You don't like short plays. You are not comfortable seeing performances about mental health issues.

75
Resonant, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you appreciate a collection of short vignettes regarding mostly dark themes (suicide, drug/alcohol addiction, depression, PTSD), some humor

Don't see it if you cannot sit for 2.5 hours in uncomfortable seats in small black box theatre for many short plays of varying quality, some slow-no climax

Also Given the large number of play submissions to the call for short works... Read more Read less

60
Solid staging, Uneven, Solid acting

See it if you want to see a number of short pieces dealing with diverse aspects of mental illness

Don't see it if you want to see pieces fully developed and of universally good quality.

Also this type of production requires a producer and dramaturg that are com... Read more Read less

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

See it if You like some interesting short plays about people’s emotional problems with some good actors.

Don't see it if You don’t like serious plays.

77
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you want to see mental illness issues dealt with in a sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous, sometimes uncomfortable way.

Don't see it if mental illness is a trigger or you don't like seeing several short plays at one sitting

75
One concept short-plays

See it if You like short plays about mental health.

Don't see it if You are afraid of triggers although these plays were mostly non-confrontational.

78
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Interesting, Thought-provoking

See it if U enjoy well acted thought provoking vignettes about various mental health issues and how we relate to them.

Don't see it if U prefer a cohesive story line or musicals. It was a bit long but I don’t know what I would have cut out.

77
Compelling topic, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You are interested in issues of mental health and an exploration through different perspectives. Much needed topic.

Don't see it if You are triggered by talk of suicide, anxiety, PTSD and addiction. If you dont enjoy small theater shows.

80
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you are interested in 9 short plays about mental health. I definitely liked some more than others. Some where in my opinion outstanding!

Don't see it if you are triggered by serious mental health issues or brief nudity. Or if you prefer 1 play as opposed to 9 short plays. Also, it's 2.5 hours

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

See it if you are interested in a well-acted series of short plays on various aspects of mental illnesses including how people react to them.

Don't see it if you're offended by nudity or if the various mental illnesses will trigger something in your own psyche during this lengthy 2+ hour show.

Also Although my background is corporate management/consulting, I do have a... Read more Read less

71
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you have a short attention span. This is a collection of short 1-act plays centered around a similar theme and very well written and acted.

Don't see it if you prefer a single story told over 1-2 hours or if you prefer Broadway caliber production values. This is a small production well acted.

77
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You want to see different short plays that touch on mental health issues

Don't see it if you don't want to deal with depressing topics

Also Plays were about 10-20 minutes long

75
Intense, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in exploring various mental health issues, like short plays (around ten minutes long)

Don't see it if You dislike dark subjects like suicide and death

Also Some of the short plays were mildly humorous, however a few were very ... Read more Read less

89
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you’re interested in mental health issues explored in a few short plays, credibly, powerfully, and without redundancy.

Don't see it if serious subjects aren’t you.

Also The theatre director selected these nine brief dramas from 900 submiss... Read more Read less

78
Thought-provoking, Intense, Dizzying, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you like thought provoking plays

Don't see it if You like characters to stay in character

70
Edgy, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you had experienced depression or know someone who had depression so you can relate more on each stories.

Don't see it if you are expecting a well budgeted production, if you are looking for a great sound engineer and lighting.

72
Resonant, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You're interested in plays about mental health.

Don't see it if You dislike short plays and/or are easily triggered by the topics of PTSD, depression, suicide, addiction and other mental health problems.

Also This is a long grouping of plays delving into one or more aspects of m... Read more Read less

80
Great collection of pieces dealing with mental health issues

See it if If you are interested in issues around mental health, this is a collection of well written short pieces with a great cast

Don't see it if If you don't have the attention span required to sit through a lot of short pieces - it's a bit long.

84
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you are interested in issues around mental health, good acting, and important topic to discuss

Don't see it if Depression & suicide aren"t topics that you want to see reenacted on stage. You want a light fluffy feelgood musical.

Also The show was composed of 9 plays- some were better than others. It is ... Read more Read less

77
Absorbing

See it if You are interested in mental health issues

Don't see it if You’re looking for happy thoughtless shows

79
Relevant, Intense, Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy seeing original plays, you care about mental health issues, you love great acting in a minimalist venue

Don't see it if You're not willing to see some mediocre plays among the excellent ones, you care about spectacle

Also There were some truly brilliant performances and some excellent storie... Read more Read less


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