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The Exposed Bone Workshop...

From 41 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious

About the show

Originally developed as a long-running episodic for #serials@theflea, this raucous and biting new musical meta-comedy about plays and privilege is structured as a (fictional) reading series. More…

Everybody loves a new play reading, and everybody loves a straight white man. With Artistic Director Martin Reinsen (Tisch '16), you get both! 'Exposed Bone' (full title: 'The Exposed Bone Workshop Collective Ensemble Studio "Not Just Your Average Theatre Company" Theatre Company Presents: "When Pigs Fly!" A Reading Series of Hot & Spicy New Plays Written by the Artistic Director ') follows a group of bright-eyed BFAs as they reinterpret contemporary American classics to disastrous effect.

1h 20m | Already closed | The PIT Loft (Chelsea)

Member Reviews (41)


Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious
Avg Score

Disappointing, Overrated, Sophomoric, Disjointed, Cliched

See it if you are obsessed with stories about actors/theater companies. You could add EB to your collection (but it won't be one of the better ones).

Don't see it if you want strong characters, a coherent plot line, real humor, insight into people, even pure won't get that at EB.

Also I do not get all the strong reviews for this show. The script is a mes... Read more Read less

Clever-ish, Funny-ish, Quirky-ish, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy the unfiltered, unpolished, idiosyncratic meta-humor of self-produced cable access shows by cheeky, unfettered aspiring performers

Don't see it if you're not a theatre insider (or devotee) who'll get all the jokes about Off-Off-Bway theatre co's, college drama depts, theatre blogs, etc.

Also In the hands of a more mature dramaturge, this very meta-comedy could ... Read more Read less

Relevant, Intelligent, Engaging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you'd like to share a laugh with a bunch of former theater majors who discover you can never really graduate from the theater dep't.

Don't see it if the internal workings of the contemporary theater scene in NYC do not at all interest you.

Also Because I am way more interested in theater than in sketch comedy, I w... Read more Read less

Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Too long

See it if you enjoy farce and are well acquainted with NY theater scene. The singing is surprisingly good, too.

Don't see it if you are thin skinned. Sexism, racism, homophobia, there is something here to insult everyone!

Ambitious, Entertaining, Slow, Quirky, Funny

See it if You enjoy shows about process & working in the theatre. You like parodies. You like ensemble created pieces. You want to be entertained.

Don't see it if You want a more streamlined show: there are a lot of ideas, some of which could've been shortened or cut.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Great acting

See it if It so funny, and the actors look like they are enjoying them too. You have a lot of laughs.

Don't see it if If you're touchy about different types of lifestyles and then this might not be the show for you.

Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Creative and original

See it if You enjoy off the wall improv style shows ! You are a NY theatre insider. You will understand the snarky humor !

Don't see it if You need to see only highly structured shows that do not break the fourth wall. You are only a casual theatre-goer, some of this may annoy U

Ambitious, Funny, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if Irreverent and quirky, the first half is genuinely hilarious and the singing voices are great. Must like non PC humor

Don't see it if The same joke starts to feel played out and the second half isn't as funny and slows down tremendously. It felt a little muddy in the middle

Creative improv-like script, Satirically funny, Clever, Edgy

See it if You're ready to laugh at everything we love: Musicals Plays Songs Dance Actors Playwrights. Most jokes hit, some miss, some over my head.

Don't see it if You don't have enough insider knowledge to recognize bits from contemporary musicals and plays, some obscure.

Funny, Engaging, Quirky

See it if if you like comedy and enjoy good actors and singers playing ridiculous characters in ridiculous situations.

Don't see it if if you are offended by politically incorrect satire, by explicit sexual dialogue or by profanity.

Entertaining, Ambitious, Edgy, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you want to see a bright young cast struggle with why they love the theater while attempting to satirize is as well.

Don't see it if vulgarity offends you or you are looking for a straight forward comedy.

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to have a fun evening with some really good performers. You want to laugh a lot. You have a sense of humor and an open mind.

Don't see it if You don't want to laugh. You don't have an open mind. You don't have a sense of humor and don't like to have fun. You need elaborate staging

Clever, Funny, Sarcastic

See it if you want to laugh at Broadway and theatre in general. Sometimes you shouldn't take yourself so seriously :)

Don't see it if you are offended by slightly mean humor against gay people. The humor has an undercurrent of meanness.


See it if Aspiring actors struggling to answer why they're in theater which's by white straight men that just don't get it.Tries to satirize diversity

Don't see it if "Ironically" sexist, homophobic, racist jokes annoy you. Theater jokes go over your head. Don't like thin plot.

Also Free ticket from Show Score.

Entertaining, Funny, Resonant

See it if You enjoy things that poke fun at theatre companies.

Don't see it if You want a single genre or style. You dislike “actors playing actors” shows.

Overrated, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You want to support young actors. A couple of actor were good, most were not, probably the material they had to work with.

Don't see it if If you want to laugh out loud. One person in the back row laughed absurdly anytime an actor spoke.

Clever, Funny, Cliched, Quirky

See it if Fun parody of theater troupe. Nice ensemble piece and opportunity to laugh aloud. Enjoyed the theater references.

Don't see it if It’s a bit over the top, with the unlikeable playwright character making everything about about gay characters since he’s fixated himself

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Bright energetic young actors doing their "improv" thing and satirizing it at the same time--fizzy fun.

See it if You like watching striving young show people reaching for the next rung on the ladder to stardom.

Don't see it if Improv type sketch comedy isn't your thing.

Clever, Quirky

See it if Enjoyable work by talented performers. Funny and charming

Don't see it if Basically feels like a work in progress and although some moments funny, not halarious

Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You like to laugh out loud for an hour. Wonderful cast with great story. How the writing and reading of a play, told by actors itself.

Don't see it if You do not like Small theatre or small ensemble or improvisation, If you like lavish set in a classic play.

Forbidden off-off-broadway, Delightful, Talented ensemble, Over-exposed targets

See it if you enjoy inside-theater jokes, ensemble-driven, improv-developed work with a better than average % of jokes that land.

Don't see it if you want more or are bothered by a diminishment of invention in the latter half.

Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you want some clever dialog and scenes that encourage you to discuss art and literature with a tongue in cheek and nose raised up high.

Don't see it if you take yourself too seriously as well as all things artistic and literary.

Banal, Boring, Better off choosing anything else!, Below par, Insipid

See it if you feel 90 mins of lame jokes about lesbians, gays, NYSCA grants & being poor in order to be an actor would be the sine qua non of humor

Don't see it if you have no tolerance for low-brow entertainment & can spot the "plants" in the audience who are being paid to laugh loudly at every joke

Also Audience was mostly under 30 -- except for the mature Show Score atten... Read more Read less

Confusing, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you like extremely irreverent and silly musicals that have a lot of inside theatre jokes and, while scattershot, provide some real laughs.

Don't see it if you like tightly structured book musicals that rely on coherent plots. This is all over the map, both tonally and thematically, but is fun.

Delightful, Hilarious, Indulgent, Quirky, Clever

See it if You want to have a great laugh with a delightful satire of the modern American theatre.

Don't see it if You're unable to laugh at the absurdity of the American theatre, and its straight/white/male/educated/pretentious-ass problems


May 21st, 2018
“One of the funniest shows in New York...A completely hilarious and delightful experience...Technically...a reading of five ‘hot and spicy new’ plays...This show approaches stereotypes in ways that make you drop your jaw in giggle and awkwardness, but the ‘stereotypes’ most barraged are those of ...
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