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Behind Glass Walls: The Anxiety Plays

From 34 member  reviews
Members say: Intense, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

About the show

This new play offers a frank exploration of mental health and its power in the formative identity of eight young women. More…

Eight women enter a therapist's office. Each one searching for answers, seeking to regain control over their lives, each wanting a solution to how to win the battle against their own brains. 

Member Reviews (34)


Intense, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking
Avg Score

Slow, Overrated, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if A play about 8 women with emotional psychological issues and the therapy they received. Some good acting in a non linear show thats slow at

Don't see it if Times. If you want an upbeat play or a more consistent plot line. Depressing show. If you would rather see a musical.

Also Reviews here for this play are a little to bold to say the least.

Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you'd enjoy 8 stories of what brings women to a therapist. Very good play for starting a conversation on mental health.

Don't see it if you want in-depth stories. With 8 actresses, no story goes very far. You become interested, and then their "session" is done.

Also Each of the 8 women presented the start of what felt like great storie... Read more Read less

Refreshing, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Well written script with moving acting.

Don't see it if Emotionally Painful experiences.

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Great acting

See it if You want to see great acting tell about different emotional problems some people face.

Don't see it if You want to see a play well put together.

Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You want to a great writing, acting, an intense play about therapy sessions of several women, each their telling story with raw emotions

Don't see it if Mental ilness,cursing,suicidal thoughts,emotional turmoil of patients during therapy bothers takes momentum wt each solo performanc

Ambitious, Relevant, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Interesting play about 8 Women visiting a therapist each for roughly 10 minutes. Kept me engaged and the acting was very good as well

Don't see it if You prefer softer subject matters.

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Quirky, Intense

See it if An intense emotional experience exploring therapy for 8 young women. Heart wrenching and gut churning. You really feel for them.

Don't see it if You do not want to experience emotionally draining theatre. There is no linear plotline and this is definitely not escapist theatre.

Also But it is definitely worthwhile!

Thought-provoking, Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if Tour DeForce, personal and touching by new playwright/actor Bailey Van Schepen,dealing with all Faces of Eve in the struggle of mental...

Don't see it if If the subject matter is not to your liking

Also Illness and often the frustration with the therapist

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy solo acts performed by 8 women exploring personal issues in short therapy sessions. Worthwhile, raw theater in intimate setting

Don't see it if You want a linear story. Strong passionate acting but sometimes unrealistic, too emotional, some over acting. Therapist dialogue unrealistic

Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy listening to eight woman discussing their problems and sicknesses to a psychiatrist

Don't see it if You want a show with an outcome

Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you like being in a psychiatrist office

Don't see it if you bear your heart

Resonant, Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to open up dialogues about mental health (especially women's); if you want honest portrayals of issues we face every day

Don't see it if You're upset by anxiety/depression/other mental illness; if you need a diverse cast (it was quite white); if you need a linear storyline

Slow, Overrated, Intense, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you are interested in the mental health challenges faced by college and high school students.

Don't see it if you dislike long monologues

Intelligent, Profound, Absorbing

See it if you love plays that provide insight into the lenses of others.

Don't see it if you don't like plays that deal with mental illness.

Great acting, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you are interested in therapy. You are open to be touched. You want to empathize with the psychological struggles so many young women face

Don't see it if you are hoping for deep insights. You want a play that is entertaining and riveting

Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Clever

See it if If you have struggled with mental issues

Don't see it if You like slapstick comedies

Dizzying, Disappointing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if If you like hearing about people in therapy's pasts, one after the other after the other for a straight hour and a half, then you'll like it

Don't see it if you can't listen to 8 people in a row telling their stories, albeit with good acting and some interesting visual effects.

Also The subject matter and premise was very important and kudos to the wri... Read more Read less

Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You are in therapy! If you like to hear personal stories of women with drama and humor you will like it.

Don't see it if If you you want something light and fluffy.

Intense, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in learning more about the mindset of someone who suffers from depression and/or anxiety.

Don't see it if you can be easily distracted by surrounding noises (i.e. traffic outside, other performances in the building).

Also Seeing this show gave me more insight into what the mindset is for tho... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You care about mental health issues or are unaware of how prevalent they are amongst us. You want to support a bright young playwright!

Don't see it if You want to see a play with interaction between characters or movement/blocking on the set. If you lack empathy.

Resonant, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy shows that introduce difficult topics. Watch a group of actresses tell stories that are all too relevant to begin conversations

Don't see it if you are looking for a light hearted, comedic, and/or family oriented show. Or aren’t ready to face this generation’s truth.

Resonant, Relevant, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You experience anxiety or other mental illness and want to feel like you're not alone.

Don't see it if You don't want the intensity of eight back to back therapy sessions.

Must see, Relevant, Resonant, Intense, Great acting

See it if You want to be moved by a performance , you are interested in psychology and mental health,

Don't see it if You are triggered by mental health issues or traumatic experiences, you want a happy carefree show, you only enjoy musicals

Also This is a special show that tackles the world of mental health and anx... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting

See it if you enjoy watching very emotional raw theater.

Don't see it if mental illness subjects such as suicidal thoughts, bullying, rape, depression, etc, are triggering for you.

Also I went to support a friend I was not expecting this production so be s... Read more Read less

Great writing, Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Must see

See it if This show really delves into the inner workings of living with anxieties. See this if you want an unbiased look at anxieties.

Don't see it if If you are unable to sit and watch true mental struggles, if you get uncomfortable by truth then maybe skip this one.

Also If you have or know someone with any sort of anxiety issue, this is an... Read more Read less

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