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From 28 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Confusing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Quirky

About the show

Theatre Development Fund showcases the best and brightest Off-Off-Broadway talent at this interactive performance sampler. And Show-Score members enjoy select access! More…

TDF's first-ever immersive festival, Performeteria, features short pieces by some of the most innovative Off-Off-Broadway theater and dance companies in New York City. Co-presented with the Baruch Performing Arts Center, the experience takes the audience through multiple levels of theaters, nooks, and hidden spaces within the venue to discover unique, site-specific works from 15 troupes.

Member Reviews (28)


Ambitious, Confusing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Quirky
Avg Score

Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Confusing, Great format

See it if Buffet-style format for adventurous downtown performance groups to showcase work Personal Faves: The Fire This Time & Pumpkin Pie Show

Don't see it if Travel to different venues proves daunting w/o guide Some shows more fragment than 'playlet' Very crowded at peak times A+ for maiden effort

Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you want quantity. you get 9 different "things" I would not call any of them plays

Don't see it if you are looking to see a play. It's not that. It's a bunch of short "things". I was hoping to see short plays and that was not the case

Also I want to start by saying I love show score and what this website does... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky, An event not a play

See it if you enjoy an alternative theatrical experience; this was a buffet of short plays from which one could pick and choose; standing is mandatory

Don't see it if you can't stand on your feel for long periods of time; you hate large crowds; you want a play with a plot, not an event with multiple shows.

Also I only saw three of the twelve or so mini-shows; each was quite good a... Read more Read less

Innovative, Crowded, Quirky, Uncomfortable

See it if you're an explorer who doesn't mind wandering from place to place to crane to see snippets of very interesting but not amazing work.

Don't see it if you have a problem with standing or crowds, or if you're expecting to be able to interact with other audience members.

Also I loved the concept, but there just wasn't enough room to successfully... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Confusing, Entertaining, Edgy, Delightful

See it if You like a wide variety of short theatre pieces -- seen in the order you choose them. Have a short attention span. Don't mind being crowded.

Don't see it if Aren't open to varying levels of talent and polish. Are claustrophobic. You are made nervous by experimental or interactive performance.

Also Loved this fun evening of performance appetizers. Especially Our Bar &... Read more Read less

Earnest, Ambitious, Disappointing, Boring

See it if you just like to try something different: this event was like a big appetizer plate with tidbits ranging from awful to amateurish to okay...

Don't see it if you expect an immersive theatre experience (it's not- just the audience moves around but not really involved);don;t like crowds or standing

Also I give credit to the organizers of this event who kept things moving f... Read more Read less

Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see the possibility of seeing something you may like. Each show was different, some better than others.

Don't see it if you don't want to be rushed from room to room. This could have been organized in a much better way.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing, Too edgy

See it if you enjoy seeing snippets of plays that might be concepts only or might be developed in the future - but all seen in make-shift venues.

Don't see it if you are expecting something polished or expect to see more than 15 minutes of one thing; or don't appreciate immersive, modern, edgy...

Also I think the goal was ambitious but it did not work for me. I found it ... Read more Read less

Clever, Confusing, Dizzying, Entertaining, Disjointed

See it if you want to sample lots of eclectic theatre companies; enjoy brief performances; like off-beat material;

Don't see it if you don't like crowds; you like substantial theatre; you can't stand for performances;

Also The concept is great - sample lots of different theatrical companies a... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You get the opportunity to see previews of works in progress/parts of plays which are already up. V creative staging in areas of college.

Don't see it if You may get confused/rushed trying to fit as many in as you can! You can't walk easily or dislike non traditional forms of performance.

Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Work-in-progress

See it if you want to hang with interested/interesting theater goers before the performances begin. If the organizational confusion clears by Fri....

Don't see it if you love discovering great off off Broadway productions in their small theaters. If you are new to these productions this won't help.

Also The three pieces I saw were impossible to evaluate in the performance ... Read more Read less

Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You enjoy immersive and experimental shows, and you hope to support off-off-broadway theater companies and performers.

Don't see it if You don't want to watch short plays (10 mins each), some of which are good, but others are just plain or incomprehensible.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky, Hit and miss

See it if you love off-off Broadway and showcasing of short plays and "sneak peek" of new shows interest you.

Don't see it if you're looking for fully-realized shows. Many segments are just snippets of what's to come and are not self-contained.

Ambitious, Confusing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in the work of any of the groups involved or want to see a mix of different styles of theater.

Don't see it if You are hoping to see a cohesive piece or learn a great deal about any of the companies. Fun idea, but execution could have been better.

Ambitious, Confusing, Crowded, Worth-attempting, Relevant

See it if U want to sample small, more experimental theaters. Showcasing them under one roof in one nite is worthy. Audience is all ages. Cool!

Don't see it if U don't like crowds. Attendance is great, but needs better managing. Site lines are poor, not much seat'g. Hard to concentrate.

Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you like surprises and variety.

Don't see it if you prefer to see one show rather than several short performances.

Also It was a good opportunity to experience the type of work done by vario... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if you like the idea of exploring a space and experiencing unexpected performance art at every turn; you want to learn about exciting off-off!

Don't see it if you don't like experimental &/or immersive work, you don't like crowds or walking around to discover art, if you don't like cramped spaces

Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if I really didn't like it at all

Don't see it if It was hot, crowded, we were shuffled from area to area.. no real seating except in one or two areas.

Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky

See it if If you want to acquaint yourself with a wide variety of Off and Off Off Broadway companies. You don't mind moving, or standing

Don't see it if If you have very limited mobility and hate crowds or want to see complete productions

Also I went to both days of this and am reviewing on the idea that it will ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Clever, Confusing, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you would like to get a taste of the range of theater companies in the city -- pretty much what was promised; meeting other theatergoers

Don't see it if you expect an immersive experience; do not like long periods of standing; can't tolerate crowds; don't find mini-skits appealing

Clever, Relevant, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if You like experimental theater. Or you want to try something different. Or something that makes you think.

Don't see it if You like structure. Or are looking for straight entertainment.

Confusing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like the idea of moving from place to place to see different works. The format was interesting.

Don't see it if You want to see a single, long play.

Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky, Disorganized, Disappointing

See it if are open to sampling new and experimental performances

Don't see it if you want classical or polished performances, or if you have bad knees.

Also too disorganized, too loosey goosey, amateurish...score of 50 for the ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you enjoy a variety of small idiosyncratic plays combined with samples of traditional drama

Don't see it if if you don't enjoy snippets of plays, idiosyncratic presentations or need structure

Also after the first three have fun and explore

Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you like variety and surprises....and short pieces...and want to know more about some lesser known groups

Don't see it if you refuse to (or cant) sit down or stand for a performance

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

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