Members say: Absorbing, Intense, Resonant, Quirky, Edgy

About the show

This NYC premiere solo drama chronicles a young woman's journey through life as she combats the passively inert state of mind that gives rise to her loss of self and to couch surfing.

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What happens when we disappear in order to survive; softening our edges and blurring our outlines to the point of invisibility so the people around us will, well keep us around? Part of her Seven Deadly Plays cycle, Ms. Headland's 'Surfer Girl' explores the sin of sloth, and tackles these question with its story of a woman who is not exactly homeless, never quite broke, and always ready to become whomever she needs to be in order to stick around just that little bit longer.

'Surfer Girl' will feature eight different actresses in the role, under the direction of four different directors across its 16 performances.


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80
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Quirky, Great writing

See it if you are interested in seeing a solo performance about one woman's attempts to find acceptance and a sense of belonging. Poetically written.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of intimate theater experiences. Also, there are no bathroom facilities at this venue.

88
Intense, Resonant, Raw, Incisive, Beautifully played

See it if you are unafraid to enter into a raw, gripping encounter in an intimate space with a total stranger who has a story to tell you.

Don't see it if you want to see a play with dialog, or want your theater to provide you with answers by the end.

Also From now until the end of May you can experience Leslye Headland’s “Su... Read more Read less

71
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Quirky, Resonant

See it if Good job by a good actor with a decent script

Don't see it if You’re Adverse to a raw theater with folding chairs

Also Sit near the front or the center if you have trouble hearing

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you're up for an absorbing solo show about a young woman couch-surfing her way through life. Insightful & intimate. Courtney Shaw's amazing.

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows and don't like dramas (this goes to some dark places, despite having a fair amount of rueful humor).

50
Pointless, Quirky, Banal, Cliched

See it if you have an hour of your life to kill, you enjoy Leslye Headland's interesting point of view in her work, acting is good but sterotypical

Don't see it if you like Leslye Headland's work (it will disappoint), you want to see something profound, you'd rather see more deep work about women

96
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like great acting, one woman show, with an emotional punch

Don't see it if you don't like one woman show, monologue, not much physical movement.

Also The night I saw it, the actress Courtney Shaw was mesmerizing. You can... Read more Read less


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