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She Waits

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Entertaining, The feminist millennial generation’s version of ‘waiting for godot’

About the show

This evening of three one-act plays explores the particularities of womanhood and the hope of those who wait. More…

From the show:

FIXIN’ takes place at the bottom. Ruthy waits in abandoned supermarket parking lot everyday. Willa wants to know what a dog and their ex-foster mother/Madam, “Mama”, has to do with it. 

GAMEPLAY is as much about the inane rules of Brooklyn dating/hookup culture as it is a cheeky, Scrabble-filled wink at Waiting for Godot.

WATER STRIDER / JESUS BUG was written in conversation with Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles.” In a 1965 NYC laundromat, Indie and Rhea are keeping secrets from each other for the first time in their unlikely friendship.  

This play was a finalist for the 2017 Judith Barlow Prize by History Matters/Back to the Future, an organization dedicated to celebrating historic women’s plays.

Member Reviews (6)


Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Entertaining, The feminist millennial generation’s version of ‘waiting for godot’
Avg Score

Clever, Quirky, Indulgent, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if 3 one acts by a newer artist. If you want to see new works. Nifty little theater st Mark's downstairs.

Don't see it if The plot on all 3 are not always strong. Acting for most part is good but sporadic at times.

Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you would enjoy new, young voices dealing with some age-old issues, presented in brief with limited staging that focuses on the discussion.

Don't see it if you are looking for fully developed drama - here the actors draw you to the situations and leave you with a lot to think about.

Nice ensemble, Resonant, Very basic production values, Good writing

See it if you are intrigued by new work by women writers that explore issues relevant to today.

Don't see it if you dislike short works with limited breadth and weak production values.

Not fully developed, Resonant, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see 3 brief well done 1 acts by talented young production crew

Don't see it if you need fully developed plays (and a warm theater)

Also Each of the 3 1 acts by the talented Alex Shannon are very well writte... Read more Read less

Speaks to difficulty of creating meaning out of existence, Veers between the absurdist and the despairing of modern living, The feminist millennial generation’s version of ‘waiting for godot’

See it if If you support original theatre with new voices and millennial perspectives.

Don't see it if You don’t easily empathize with life perspectives other than yours.

Also I liked these 3 one-act plays. They felt fresh with the female perspec... Read more Read less

Well-curated, Refreshing, Great writing, Relevant, Great acting

See it if Three one-act plays with a unifying theme thread that ties together issues of the human/female conditions.

Don't see it if Basement theatre presenting fresh new voices is not your kind of theater.

Also Alex Shannon's insightful writing and acting were outstanding. These t... Read more Read less

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