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From 10 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Thought-provoking

About the show

'Desarrollo' follows three queer and trans Bronx natives as they grow from exuberant 13-year olds to yearning, unmoored young adults. Part of the second annual Corkscrew Festival of new work. More…

As kids growing up in New York City, Nelly, Alaida, and Sol spent hot summer days daring, dancing, and documenting their way across boroughs, rivers, and storefronts. Ten years later, time has seemed to warp everything, from their once-indestructible friendship to the landscape of the streets they used to call home. 'Desarrollo' is an unraveling—a discovery—of what happens to the people and the places we love when put under pressure; like film developing in the dark, their stories are ones of transformation, of capturing the moments that change us.

Member Reviews (10)


Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Thought-provoking
Avg Score

Absorbing, Great writing, Resonant, Ambitious, Slow

See it if You like diamonds in the rough. This show (that feels in many ways like a Glass Menagerie for our modern times) has moments of greatness.

Don't see it if If you can’t excuse a few flaws. There were some technical issues and it could use some editing but it’s a good play!

Street savvy, Young, Gender non-conforming, Exuberant, Seriously funny

See it if you would like to hear 1st-hand about the lives of a whole new generation of queers -- urban, of color & gender non-conforming.

Don't see it if you are looking for yet another "straight white people in a living room" play: This is not that!

Also An older white gay guy, I have never been more hopeful about the new g... Read more Read less

Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You want to see a play about pre-teens as they come into their own and what the near future had in store for them and how things change.

Don't see it if You are not comfortable with folks and their sexuality and how they express it. You don't want to laugh.

Also I enjoyed this performance. Some might say it was confusing because th... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Intense

See it if you enjoy modern topics regarding sexuality.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy plays that jump around from the characters youth portrayal to when they are older.

Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like new age thought provoking theater.

Don't see it if You like a more traditional play with a clearly defined beginning, middle and end.

Confusing, Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Funny, Quirky

See it if You might enjoy a play about trans and gay characters, that shows their progression from young teens to young adults.

Don't see it if You want a more polished, professionally produced show with big sets and more experienced actors.

Also Very talented young people in a okay show which is a good start to the... Read more Read less

Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant, Delightful

See it if you want to support diverse creators and performers, you like stories about growing up, finding yourself, and being part of a community

Don't see it if you're homophobic or transphobic, you don't like stories about New York communities, you like linear stories

Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you can bear a subtle glimpse into some of what happens to the people of a neighborhood when it becomes popular and is gentrified.

Don't see it if you fear feeling responsible @ gentrification or, you can't stand plays w trans people of color or, you need a plot to be rigidly defined.

Confusing, Funny

See it if You enjoy the life of young girls growing up sharing their journeys together & how they grow apart 10 years later.

Don't see it if You don't like stories of young lesbians & a trans. growing as best friends sharing their journey growing up together living in the Bronx.

Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant

See it if you're craving representation of marginalized voices (queer, latinx) & want to support these artists, are interested in nyc's changing face

Don't see it if you will be frustrated by a smattering of Spanish or will be scandalized by on-stage displays of affection

“Desarrollo” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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