See it if you've ever worked in a corporation or start-up and love to see individuals skewered
Don't see it if you're looking for a big flashy production
See it if You've ever worked in, applied for, or even read about a modern American workplace.
Don't see it if You're looking for a serious show or one with a big cast.
See it if you want to see a very well acted spot-on satire of modern corporate environments.
Don't see it if You have never worked in an office, or have never met anyone who has
See it if You have ever worked in an office.
Don't see it if You're looking for a drama.
See it if you can appreciate the absurdities and contradictions of corporate life, and want to see a funny, insightful play by a talented performer.
Don't see it if you don't like one woman shows.
See it if If you've ever worked "for the man".
Don't see it if If you're looking for a show with big sets, flashy costumes, and razz-a-ma-tazz, this isn't for you. It's a lean and understated production.
See it if You've ever worked in an office.
Don't see it if You never worked in an office.
See it if You enjoy character based solo performance that highlights the intricacies of real people in a truthful hilarious way. Office people go!
Don't see it if You aren't ready to laugh
"Katz proves herself to be both a gifted writer and performer as she creates a work that is humorous, insightful, and reflective of our current time. Katz is able to embody each of her well-developed characters so fully, both in terms of voice and mannerisms, that it is easy to forget this is a solo show. The struggles of her characters are both touching and laugh-out-loud funny."
"With voices, faces, stances, and mannerisms matched to individualize each cartoonish character, Ms. Katz never misses a beat in her sixty minutes on stage to solicit many laughs as well as 'yeah, I've seen that before' nods of acknowledgement as she hits target after target in her poking, pointed parody…While some of the telling gets a bit repetitious in nature and a couple of side stories go on a tad long, overall Ms. Katz has written a tight, funny sequence of corporate events."
"A funny, astute one-person look at corporate culture...Katz wonderfully portrays a handful of characters...She also charmingly captures the workplace jargon…While what befalls 'The Company’s' workers is hardly surprising — nor is the way it happens — Katz wraps up her tale with a particularly interesting new viewpoint and character that could be explored much more, and add more depth to this amusing, if not entirely revelatory, glimpse."
"A brilliant and smartly underplayed monologue…'Grey Matter’s' strength lies in Ms. Katz’s wry ability to perfectly capture the vague and useless ways in which language is deployed in today’s tech culture and deliver a carefully paced performance...Katz displays a keen mastery of contemporary business language, character development, and an ability to find the simplest human elements peeking out of the drab, dehumanizing environment of a large multinational corporation’s offices."