Part of the 2019 Corkscrew Festival, "Collective Noun" is a love letter to an unsung history of collective action and a battle cry for radically re-envisioning what it means to fight for change. More…
From the show:
Shirin is working on a book about post-Occupy Wall Street grassroots movements and trying not to succumb to anxiety attacks. CJ is a public defender navigating NYC’s fucked up judicial system, while trying to make time for a meaningful personal life. Elizabeth needs to finish college and figure out what to do next. Oh, also, there's a mysterious bug infestation in the kitchen. Hashtag millennials, amirite? Putting an urgent spin on stories about "girls" in any medium, Collective Noun is a love letter to an unsung history of collective action and a battle cry for radically re-envisioning what it means to fight for change.
See it if You’ve got an anarchist in you just dying to get out, or if you’re struggling for words to help you make sense of these emotional times.
Don't see it if You support that aged orange hunk of profanity in the White House right now or if you’re offended by the idea that you might be the problem.
See it if A show about politics and social injustice. A wordy play that goes nowhere.
Don't see it if A wordy lecture about politics. A direction that is all over the place. A play that preaches rather than a play.
See it if you want to see a young adult generation engaging today’s crucial issues, & be entertained while doing it.
Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play or feel that theater & politics shouldn’t mix.
See it if you are willing to bear the first 20 minutes that are a bit confusing and loaded with too much sound track, but then it turns to importance.
Don't see it if you cannot sit for a long period without an intermission, do not like the action around you or are impatient for the story to come forward.
See it if you like plays written from a young female perspective and can handle "issue overload".
Don't see it if exploration of current issues doesn't interest you or you have trouble following speedily recited monologues.
Also I could have done with less of the laugh track/sound effects.
See it if It's something of a celebration of people fighting to change the system. But it's very much preaching to the choir.
Don't see it if It feels like a college lecture much of the time, and not in a good way. I thought I should be taking notes. The characters are clichés.
See it if As much as I wanted to enjoy this corkscrew theater Festival production with its young actors and playwrights unfortunately I did not.
Don't see it if Although the actors weren't bad this play was tedious boring and was way too long I noticed a few people leaving for the exits early..
See it if You like thought provoking plays. It seems they have some good talking points about politics, min wage, but purely arguments, no solutions.
Don't see it if You are easily aggravated by people beating around the bushes. Strong performance but weak arguments.No actionable solutions, felt pointless
See it if You want a list of the ills of the world in sound bites. A crash course in injustice with unnecessary sound effects
Don't see it if You are looking for something light and fluffy to escape the horrors of today
See it if you're interested in stories about queer women, women of color, leftist politics, 20-somethings in NY, and/or American political change.
Don't see it if you don't like loud sound effects or are looking for a slightly more developed point. It felt like this one has good ideas but isn't ready.
See it if you enjoy radical feminist, socialist, or emerging playwright pieces, you've seen Girls and you like it or you don't like
Don't see it if if you absolutely loathe Millenials, liberal thinkers, or quirky staging
See it if you want awareness on the issues plaguing society today.The Corkscrew Festival presents up-&-coming writers & @HalehRoshan is noteworthy.
Don't see it if you can't handle fast-paced real conversations and sitting in the middle of the action.
See it if you care about workers' rights and NYC's criminal justice system. This is a heavy political drama with an immersive audience.
Don't see it if you want to see a light-hearted play.