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Seen / By Everyone

From 19 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Clever, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious

About the show

HERE presents arts collective Five On A Match's exploration of the 21st-century experience of mourning and moving on in the digital age. More…

Cat videos, photos of ultrasounds, proclamations of loneliness, and the endless gloating of lives well-lived coexist with heartfelt final goodbyes to, now, ghosts in the machine. What does it mean to live, die, grieve, and keep living in the era of (over)sharing? Set in a karaoke bar, this theatrical collage serves up multiple story lines with text crafted from real-life social media posts.


Member Reviews (19)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Clever, Relevant, Absorbing, Ambitious
69
Avg Score

55
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Opaque, Uneven, Experimental

See it if you like experimental theater and you're interested in the effect social media has on our lives and relationships.

Don't see it if you need a clear narrative, and to be able to follow along moment to moment.

80
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like to see a nontraditional, modern, relevant play about human connections through social network.Humorous, sad, and full of ambiguity

Don't see it if you are looking for a light, simple, and predictable performance.

72
Clever, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Relevant

See it if You know you're too attached to social media. Felt like my facebook news feed had come to life. Good set, use of music, very clever subtext.

Don't see it if You want a trad. "well made play" with a definite end. Difficult structure tries to weave full characters in with the trivial internet posts

66
Confusing, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You like environmental theatre. You like nonlinear stories and multi media. Good acting

Don't see it if If you want a set storyline - if you like fluff or easily understandable stories

51
Dizzying, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Trendy

See it if You are in the social media or even just marketing field. Anthropology, sociology. Any field that examines human communication and dynamics

Don't see it if you need a story line to make sense, or a story line at all... if you are not into social media at all

60
Cliched, Technologically minded, Innovative, Collaborative, Relatable

See it if You interact with social media, you appreciate devised theater, you appreciate concept driven pieces

Don't see it if you want a polished, finished product- this show has flaws. You don't care about social media.

50
Original, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy original works and also if you like expressionism

Don't see it if You don't like works that involve singing or works that don't have a beginning, middle, and end.

60
Confusing, Great staging, Quirky, Good use of technology

See it if You like experimental theatre.

Don't see it if You need a cohesive storyline to be able to follow a plot.

65
Ambitious, Edgy, Original, Indulgent, Experimental

See it if You like experimental theater, technology, and non-linear storylines.

Don't see it if You're looking for something linear or easily understood.

70
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Strong design

See it if you, like me, question what kind of a legacy our cyber-words will leave behind. Also, see it if you love strong design.

Don't see it if you have a hard time following sharp shifts in narrative and use of language.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want to take a hard look at how we now live and die online for everyone to see

Don't see it if if you dont want to think...this is not a spoonfed show

100
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are on any type of social media, like mystery and thought provoking art.

Don't see it if Disconnected from the modern world

88
Intense, Resonant

See it if you are a person who is fascinated by the intersection of social media and social behavior.

Don't see it if seeing the comments section of an internet article coming to life is upsetting.

91
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Original

See it if You want to see how emotion is processed via the lens of social media!

Don't see it if you do not like your views challenged

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Must see, Relevant

See it if You are interested in the ways that social media is part of life and death

Don't see it if If you have no interest in experimental theater

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Original

See it if you love surrealist, experimental theatre juxtaposed with fascinating commentary on social media.

Don't see it if you dislike theatre or critical thinking and find yourself lacking a sense of humor.

90
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a thoughtful, moving play about how social media is changing our lives, and then have an interesting conversation afterward.

Don't see it if you're not open to the idea that there is beauty and power in everyday language, or would rather see a comic sendup of Facebook.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You're alive . I enjoyed seeing this piece from start to finish. It is very relevant and thought provoking. I would watch again at anew seat

Don't see it if Are confused by abstraction because sometimes you'll need to be imaginative

84
Clever, Refreshing, Relevant, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a real life look into the absurdities and trageties of living life online.

Don't see it if You cannot follow a non-linear, intelligently crafted jab at millennial society.


June 14th, 2016
"The show too often feels swamped by the surfeit and shallowness of its source material…The production is largely unable to breathe life into snippets of texts written — quickly, sloppily, breezily — in the chill isolation of cyberspace. Put into people’s mouths, the words tend to come across as ...
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June 7th, 2016
"An emotionally powerful portrait of love and loss, and of individuals coming to grips with both…The production is blessed with a pitch-perfect cast...They have done an excellent job of developing their characters out of the raw material of messaging sites…Everything about the production works be...
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June 13th, 2016
“In theory, an excellent exercise in verbatim theatre. In reality… a mess. There’s no coherent through line, beyond vague attempts at a theme and a symbolic character arc...What occurs, then, is an array of scenes that would be bewildering if they weren’t so boring. Occasional moments of poignanc...
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June 16th, 2016
"Although the production feels fragmented—it’s nonlinear in both story line and dialogue—it does resonate...Without the development of characterization and a story line, however, it’s hard to get a sense of who these characters are...The experience of watching 'Seen/By Everyone' can be disorienti...
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