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New York | 1h 30m | Already closed

Empath

From 2 critic and 23 member reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Entertaining, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Clever

About the show

In this solo show, David Sauvage will unfurl the surreal story of how a cynical Jew from LA uncovered a psychic superpower.  More…

He’ll close his eyes, empty himself of his own feelings and surrender his nervous system to whomever sits with him. It could be you. This is more than a show; it’s an experience.

1h 30m | Already closed | Theaterlab (Midtown W)


85
Theatre is Easy

"Profound yet understated, 'Empath' highlights human emotion through personal experience...Sauvage’s unvarnished storytelling and droll, self-effacing tone help free 'Empath' from artifice and cliché...Sauvage acknowledges the story’s outlandishness and his own still-limited experience as a performer and energy reader...'Empath’s' final segment, in which Sauvage conducts live readings for audience volunteers, further quells disbelief through the bare display of his abilities." Full Review

75
Times Square Chronicles

“The show follows Sauvage’s path from self-proclaimed ‘typical Jewish cynic’...through the discovery of his gift for experiencing the emotions of others...Sauvage is charismatic and he definitely has a gift for writing, speaking, and healing...After the readings, Sauvage lead the group through a meditation to help clear any emotions that we had picked up...The direction by Catie Davis was well done as well as the lighting and sound design.” Full Review


90
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You're interested in the amazing way an empath can connect with another individual. It was quite a evening. Makes one think out of the box.

Don't see it if If you don't believe in the mysteries of the mind and want to see a play with a beginning, middle and an end. This is way different

86
Absorbing, Delightful, Profound, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you like one man shows; you want to see something completely different, about authenticity and emotional healing; you want to be read :)

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows; you don't like audience participation (though very little pressure)

Also the unique thing about this Empath was his humility and healthy dose o... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You have an open mind and are interested in extrasensory perception.

Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows or are not open minded.

Also David is a natural story teller and you could definitely feel all the ... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like solo shows that are a bit different. A healthy dose of sceptisim and sincerity

Don't see it if You don’t have an open mind about psychic abilities and it’s healing powers

80
Clever, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you like a show that is different. You enjoy personal story telling. You are curious about psychics.

Don't see it if You don't care about the topics of intuition / empaths / psychics. You need a lot of action

80
Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Entertaining, Authentic

See it if You are interested in psychic abilities. You enjoy authentic personal stories presented in a warm, intimate space.

Don't see it if You are not interested in psychic abilities. You like loud high energy blockbusters.

Also David related his personal experiences in an honest and appealing stor... Read more Read less

80
Resonant, Moving, Interesting, Unique, Simple but effective production

See it if You are open to exploring the mysteries of the mind and heart with an engaging and honest performer. Unlike any other theatrical experience.

Don't see it if Want to remain skeptical or expecting trad linear, plot-driven play. Languid pace, emotional and intimate, haunting. but not for all.

Also This moved me in ways I didn’t expect. Please stay for the Q/A afterwa... Read more Read less

78
Absorbing, Interesting, Different

See it if You are interested in spiritual endeavors, you like personal atories and want to see something different.

Don't see it if You do not like one man shows, are not particularly interest in new age pursuits or do not particularly care for prrsonal life stories.

77
Funny, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You are ready to explore a performance piece by David Sauvage’s self journey from directing short films to being an empath accidentally

Don't see it if You are not a fan of one man show, intimate theater, performance with audience participation encouraged but not required

Also David’s honest story with his success and failures and how when he hit... Read more Read less

76
Absorbing, Edgy

See it if You want a unique theatrical experience...one man show with show and tell...

Don't see it if You want a typical play...

75
Absorbing, Ambitious, Interesting, Entertaining, Fragmented

See it if you are interested in the idea that some people have special powers to feel others' emotions.

Don't see it if you are cynical about special powers to feel/intuit another person's emotional state.

70
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Inspiring, Immersive, Intimate

See it if you are an open minded person who is interested in the spiritual connections of humankind and learning about the personal journey of Sauvage

Don't see it if you don't like things that are too touchy/feely or make you feel nervous or uncomfortable at times. Not for the passive audience member.

70
Absorbing, Quirky, Interesting

See it if part one-man show, part therapy session, part... magic, maybe? Totally unique, pretty entertaining, and overall a cool night of theater.

Don't see it if skip this if one-man shows and/or audience participation aren't your thing.

68
Indulgent, Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining, Endearing

See it if You’d like to learn what an empath is and hear the story of someone who claims he is one from a very likable young man.

Don't see it if You need a nap. His quiet demeanor and speaking style, soft lighting and ambient music makes it hard to stay awake.

Also I don’t know what to think about this guy. His story was not exactly r... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Too long

See it if Story of his journey finding out he is a empath.

Don't see it if You want a reading. He does three reading. You need to be open minded.

Also First I am very open mind that is why I pick this show to see. This is... Read more Read less

63
Indulgent, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you are overly interested in hearing about someone's experience in psychic development. The readings he did were very general and ambiguous

Don't see it if If you are looking for a traditional show

Also I have been to psychics and mediums-this is not that. While the guy te... Read more Read less

51
Quirky, Indulgent, Excruciating, Insipid, Fluffy

See it if This privileged young man from an uppper middle class home with an MBA needs to find himself first. See if you want cheap analysis.

Don't see it if Don’t see if you care about your valuable time. Other endeavors will prove more rewarding.

50
Indulgent, Overrated, Empath needs a hug

See it if You are keen on spiritual journeys and empathetic emotions.

Don't see it if You think you’d probably do a better ‘reading’ than this guy. Early in the show David Sauvage describes asking his parents if he can come

Also home because he’s hit bottom, emotionally. His mother says yes. His fa... Read more Read less

89
Funny, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Resonant

See it if you like a one-person show by someone very appealing and sincere, and if you're interested in extrasensory perception.

Don't see it if you are not willing to consider that someone might be unusually empathic to the extent David Sauvage seems to be.

Also This is an especially interesting evening for someone who is slightly ... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Delightful, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you are open minded and enjoy shows that are off the beaten path, a little outside of the box.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional theater and musicals.

Also This show is a hidden gem. Entertaining and fun. And moving in a surpr... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Profound

See it if If you want to explore yourself if you are already in the path of self discovery..

Don't see it if if you dont want to spend money ;)

79
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if If you are interested in other worldly subject matter - go see this!

Don't see it if If you are afraid of psychic things, don't see this show.

90
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You are interested in hearing someone’s personal journey told in an honest, smart and funny way.

Don't see it if You are not open to the possibility of psychic abilities.


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