Already closed | Gramercy

Inside the Wild Heart (2016)

From 17 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Entertaining, Confusing, Clever, Absorbing

About the show

Group.BR presents a site-specific, fully immersive and participatory theatrical experience that transports audiences directly inside the world of celebrated 20th-century Brazilian author Clarice Lispector’s fiction. More…

The performance takes place in a house setting where the audience can walk freely from room to room, following the performers and interacting with the environment​. Each room is an art installation inspired by an element in Lispector's writing. 'Inside the Wild Heart' integrates visual arts, film, music, and performance to embody the writer’s deepest feelings. It allows audiences to be active participants rather than passive spectators, and encourages them to engage them with literature on a sensory level.

Already closed | Aich Studios (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (17)


Ambitious, Entertaining, Confusing, Clever, Absorbing
Avg Score

Excruciating, Quirky, Slow, Great staging, Confusing

See it if You want an extended performance piece. You want to get lost in an abstract environment where you don't always know what's going on.

Don't see it if You want a linear story. You want a clear understanding of that story. Most of the dialogue is Portuguese & it's not an easy story to get.

Performance art, Enveloping, Experiential, Fascinating puzzle, Extremely physical performances

See it if you want an immersive, performance experience in Portuguese & English with English supertitles, & if you can let yourself go on the ride

Don't see it if you need plot, storyline,& theatre seats, or dislike performance art or immersive experiences,

Also Don't get there early... you need to wait on the street outside the do... Read more Read less

Dizzying, Great writing, Intense, Masterful, Profound

See it if You like immersive theatre and don't need a linear plot.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy moving around a performance space or are not able to negotiate stairs in the space.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Delightful, Masterful, Enchanting

See it if you like seeing work up close and personal. Theater which seizes the senses upon entry. A dazzling tour de force.

Don't see it if you hate to stand.

Clever, Confusing, Edgy, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if You love the book and clarice lispector

Don't see it if If you don't know the book and author and speak or understand English only it can be confusing, it was hard to hear with actors to close

Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You want to try to relive the days of the surrealists and avant garde artists and have a lot of patience/ tolerance for self indulgence

Don't see it if You want to know what to do in interactive theatre or some direction. You want a linear show in a traditional theatre

Cliched, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you like artsy, avant-garde shows, modern dance, and immersive theater. Helps a lot if you speak Portuguese and English.

Don't see it if you expect linear plot. The space and the cast size are lot smaller than many other immersive shows in NYC such as Sleep No More.

Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you like immersive theatre and/or Viewpoints compositions. Not a lot of coherence here, but entertaining all the same.

Don't see it if you don't like being in direct contact with the theatre you see. Or if you don't like reading subtitles.

Also Most of, if not all of, the cast are smokers. This is very apparent wh... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if are a fan of Clarice Lispector, appreciate expressive performances (though unclear to what end), and enjoy avant garde, artsy theater

Don't see it if you don't like participatory, immersive productions. Don't expect a storyline. Dialogue largely in Portuguese (with subtitles on screens)

Also some of the action got repetitive and it was a bit of a small space fo... Read more Read less


See it if You are in to interpreting dialogue without subtitles. You enjoy abstract theater.

Don't see it if You need to understand or make sense of everything that you're seeing.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Riveting

See it if U like immersive theater. This was fun and reminded me of nightclubs in the 90's. Different rooms, difference scenes & acts. It's fun!!!

Don't see it if U need a seat, need to understand the language or don't wanna read!!

Entertaining, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Clever, Refreshing

See it if You want to experience an immersive style of performance. As audience we were free to explore and take in the story on our own terms.

Don't see it if You prefer to sit and have a linear story unfold before you

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if ... if you like mystery

Don't see it if ... if you have a doctor's appointment at that time

Profound, Relevant, Must see, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You must see!

Don't see it if You must see!

Ambitious, Delightful, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if Go see it if you like to get deep into the theatre experience. If you love pure theatre performance and dance. If you love art installations

Don't see it if You are affraid of confronting yourself

Great acting, Exquisite, Clever, Epic, Riveting

See it if This is a must see! A very powerful and touching adventure into the wild heart.

Don't see it if Make sure not to miss it!

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Profound

See it if You like to be in direct contact with the action. You will definitely be inside Clarice Lispector's mind and disturbance of her thoughts.

Don't see it if you are afraid to take risks as an audience. If you are afraid to experience theater at a deeper level.

November 11th, 2016
"This avant-garde show is fully immersive theatre, with six actors bringing nine vignettes of Lispector’s work to life in an artist’s loft...The standout of the night was the burlesque-esque dancer ​Carolina de Oliveira​ in a semi-sheer bodysuit and men’s black trench coat who tantalized the audi...
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