Closed 1h 10m
Danger Signals
West Village
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Danger Signals NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(5 Reviews)
Positive
60%
Mixed
20%
Negative
20%
Members say
Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky, Intense, Thought-provoking

About the Show

New Ohio Theatre and Built For Collapse present a searing exploration of traumatic brain injuries, the medical history of lobotomies, and western culture’s insatiable desire to control and colonize.

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Member Reviews (5)

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Ambitious, Dizzying, Confusing, Strong visuals, Quirky

See it if you don't need a fully coherent story, just strong visuals & compelling performers.

Don't see it if you have little tolerance for theater experiment that leaves lots of loose ends for you to tie together yourself (or not) Read more

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Thought-provoking, Slow, Quirky, Edgy, Indulgent

See it if You want to challenge yourself with something unusual. Interesting themes expressed using nontraditional nonlinear techniques.

Don't see it if If you expect a plot or consistent characters. Or a full evening's activity - running time under an hour.

Critic Reviews (3)

May 2nd, 2018

"Much of Built for Collapse's collaborative meditation on brain dysfunction is appropriately disorienting...It's unapologetically experimental...with three disparate narratives that touch on the most complex organ in our bodies...'Danger Signals' is best for adventurous theatergoers who aren't looking for coherence. Even if you scratch your head, the play keeps your synapses firing."
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May 8th, 2018

"An ambitious devised piece that explores lobotomies, colonialism, and the long road to recovery after brain trauma...It doesn’t take long to see that this subversive piece has a delicious sense of irony...In many ways it is messy, yet Built for Collapse stitches all of these elements together while keeping its audience engaged through to the end—I’m in awe...Meant for the theatergoer looking for an out-of-the-box experience, rather than something that's easily digestible."
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May 7th, 2018

"As the play progresses, it veers off into a feminist discourse on the power and privilege of men and deconstructs text, intention, and characterization...The strong feminist discourse backfires because Johanson not only plays the best-conceived roles, which are male, but he is also a terrific actor...When the women shunt him off the stage, instead of the feeling that history is finally correcting itself, there is a sense of loss...Its theatrical experience has the bite of a Chihuahua rather than a pit bull."
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