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TRANSCEND (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(9 Ratings)
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Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Original, Edgy

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: Take a train ride in the fight against gentrification & listen to the confessions of a homeless artist in Brooklyn, NY. Written & performed by Hip Hop Theater Artist Kilusan Bautista.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (9)

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15 Reviews | 5 Followers
Clever, Edgy, Original, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if See it if you enjoy spoken word, solo performances with minimal production. Also, you should be interested in the issue of gentrification.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the topic of gentrification in NYC neighborhoods.

10 Reviews | 7 Followers
Ambitious, Great staging, Relevant, Intelligent, Edgy

See it if you like multi-media performances and want to learn more about gentrification

Don't see it if intense lighting, sound, and projection cause you discomfort

7 Reviews | 9 Followers
Intense, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to here about a story that exhibits a lot of pride.

Don't see it if You have been through similar circumstances.

3 Reviews | 2 Followers
Ambitious, Banal, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great projections

See it if for a very talented dancer/performer with important/moving insights on gentrification/homelessness. The production design was nice.

Don't see it if subpar scripts and acting phase you. The verse was sloppy + the character acting was inconsistent. Needs more development, but worthwhile!

1 Review | 1 Follower
Masterful, Great writing, Intense, Relevant, Profound

See it if You are ready to see and hear some "TRUTH"

Don't see it if See it anyway!!!

1 Review | 1 Follower
Inspiring, reality, hopeful, healing, resilient

See it if you enjoy hip hop as well as movement. Also see if you are passionate about social justice

Don't see it if Bright and flickering light bothers you

1 Review | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Original, Relevant

See it if You wanna know how gentrification effects real people.

Don't see it if You're not interested in the negative effects of gentrification.

1 Review | 1 Follower
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if if you care about how the world is evolving & if you want to see, through an artist's emotion, creativity at its most modern and impactful.

Don't see it if you don't like to feel emotion.

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
August 24th, 2016

"Kilusan’s writing is part long-form poem, part political statement; it entertains with its witty metaphors while conveying the agony of homelessness, even if it is a little heavy-handed in its message…Puts on a vibrant low-tech projections display that creates the backdrop for the entire performance...Kilusan’s performing talents are best showcased in the dramatic switches he makes between his own voice and physicality, and the voice and physicality of his 'scene partner.'"
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