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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
See it if you support off-off-off Broadway small theaters. Want to become familiar w/several small co's works in a short time - best way to do it!
Don't see it if you want fully polished, full-length productions (these are mostly works-in-progress excerpts of, tho 1 was a recently staged short piece).
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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;
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...
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.
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.
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
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.