Black Exhibition
Black Exhibition
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Black Exhibition NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(13 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
0%
Negative
8%
Members say
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Intense, Indulgent

About the Show

The Bushwick Starr presents this new piece from Jeremy O. Harris, which, through a mining of transgressive texts both found and written, hopes to awaken his audience to the true price of exposing oneself. 

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Member Reviews (13)

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668 Reviews | 156 Followers
82
Emotionally naked, Splintered, Personal, Smart

See it if you are interested in the work of playwright Jeremy O. Harris & would like some insight into what makes him tick.

Don't see it if you are looking for a “play”: This is an emotional confession in which the central persona has split into 4, then 5, identities. Read more

393 Reviews | 58 Followers
80
Experimental, Refreshing

See it if Some raw frustrations and vulnerabilities of a gay Black, sexual, intellectual man with the primarily white, well-off gay community.

Don't see it if Explicit talk/visuals of gay sex or experimental performances aren't your thing. Name dropping of many literary authors go over your head Read more

294 Reviews | 66 Followers
80
Raunchy, Delightful, Indulgent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if Aspires to be the gay male choreopoem counterpart to Ntozake Shange’s Colored Girls is raw uneven messy yet delightful in an unabashed way

Don't see it if exposed and mired in minutiae-- don't see if you are uncomfortable with nudity and descriptions of sex Read more

244 Reviews | 53 Followers
80
Unpolished, Boundary-breaking, Intimate, Psychological, Revealing

See it if you want to see an intimate in-formation performance by the great Jeremy O Harris in all his glory. Great sets and acting. An exploration.

Don't see it if you need to understand all of the references -- Harris refers to artists who have influenced him who are not known to most people.

165 Reviews | 102 Followers
85
Ambitious, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intense

See it if you want an intensely personal exposition of the writer, Jeremy O Harris, and his psycho-sexual memories and fantasies enacted with flair.

Don't see it if you are not open to experimental/ avant-garde theater that is provocative and scatological as well as mysterious and not easily understood.

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160 Reviews | 25 Followers
81
Relevant, Ambitious, Funny, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if you're interested in cutting-edge & edgy theater. Mr. Harris is really pushing the envelope. Actually more like ripping it open!

Don't see it if you're homophobic or not looking for a show that challenges.

107 Reviews | 22 Followers
83
Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Play charged with energy and desire, with dialogue that's both literary and everyday

Don't see it if Sometimes gets too far into the masks themselves, drawing away from the energy of the play as it is here. Read more

99 Reviews | 17 Followers
86
Wow, Great staging, Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if If you are a Jeremy O Harris fan. Not expecting a typical play, this is a peak into what might be the writer's notebook, mind, trip.

Don't see it if you are quick to judge personal exploration, not open to something that is not your first hand experience. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
November 12th, 2019

"Review: Playwright Exposes Himself in ‘Black Exhibition’: In a new work far from Broadway, Jeremy O. Harris, the author of 'Slave Play,' puts his body and soul on the line."
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Theatermania
November 8th, 2019

"'Black Exhibition' Depicts the True Price of Exposing Oneself: Using a pseudonym, Slave Play author Jeremy O. Harris wrote and stars in a new show in Bushwick."
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