This world premiere interactive theatrical experience incorporates live neuroscientific monitoring and recording that explores both the deep embedding and malleability of female identity. More…
"The Female Role Model Project" features four diverse female-identified performers of various ethnicities, ages, and sexual identities, who portray a series of well-known, iconic women including Marilyn Monroe, Michelle Obama, Melania Trump, Mulan and Kim Kardashian. Together, these four actresses are one of four components of a unique ensemble modality that is equal parts performer, scientist, technician and audience member.
“This show combines theatre and neuroscience for a one-of-a-kind interactive experience. Part performance, part game show, part story time, and part psychology/sociology lesson packed into two hours that won’t leave you bored...’The Female Role Model Project’s’ standout elements really lie in its concept...Not that the execution isn’t good...But the somewhat disjointed flow of the segments keeps the execution from being great." Full Review
"The lighthearted, thoughtful and souped-up multimedia performance piece...It’s a breezy 90-minute exploration of existence from a woman’s perspective with audience participation...Margineanu’s staging is an energetic affair of moving from segment to segment with flashiness...An engaging communal encounter session ranging from lightweight to deep. It’s sincerity in concert with the neat technological trappings enables it to succeed at depicting its subject matter." Full Review
"If it’s too uneven, abstruse, and ultimately too scattershot to work as a whole, 'The Female Role Model Project' is an intriguing experiment, with moments that are engaging, entertaining, and just plain cool...Out of the jumble that comprised 'The Female Role Model Project' – from the playful and informal to the high-tech lingo-laced mumbo jumbo to the half-hearted parody — it was these straightforward moments of candor that were the most effective." Full Review
See it if You are interested in gender issues and feminism You like to participate with the actors You like more a workshop than a regular play
Don't see it if You don't like alternative theatre You are not interested in social topics
See it if you want watching actors dramatize the impact of gender throughout stages of their lives... and sometimes go onstage to explore gender ideas
Don't see it if you don't like opportunities to be involved in the show or your are not interested in the impact of gender on lives
Also Excellent acting - women of many ages, ethnic backgrounds
See it if you're interested in a neuroscientifically shown experience of the female mind while she ponders her life's path in different situations.
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy interactive theater or aren't interested in the differences between how the female and the male. think or act.
See it if you have done your homework & carefully read & RE-read the description. Production can be intimidating @ first. Relax, let loose & just BE.
Don't see it if you're only open to traditional theater, nothing alternative, interactive, no audience-participation, 'meta', or constant 4th-wall breakage.
See it if you like exploring unconventional theatrical formats and audience participation.
Don't see it if you expect the science component to be in coherence with art. The brain activity visualization is cool but mostly serves as a backdrop.
See it if Three Legged Dog continues its exploration of visual tech with this well-intentioned gender experiment featuring four women & some audience.
Don't see it if Like watching an essay-rich oral college thesis in real time. Monologues. Might be asked to put on a headset. A demonstration without drama.
See it if you like participatory presentations with high tech and energetic actors sharing their real-life experiences to bring about new perspectives
Don't see it if you are upset by a high tech show that doesn't always come through: hard-to-hear interpretations and audience voices in mic, lighting, etc.
See it if Worst of the year! A muddled mess with problems all over... sound, staging, visuals, performances, and dialogue. Couldn’t wait to get out.
Don't see it if You want to make good use of your time.
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