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New York | 1h 10m | Opens Jan 24

Generation NYZ

From 2 critic and 5 member reviews
Members say: Relevant, Intelligent, Resonant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the show

In Ping Chong + Company's piece, young cast members illuminate the challenges and joys of growing up in NYC, and all that goes into making our city inclusive, gritty, determined, creative and rich with community. More…

Syl, Porscha, Edwin, Mohammad, Monica, De-Andra and Rafael speak their truths and share their true stories on stage. From East New York to West Harlem and from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway, witness the jubilant victories, recent discord and distant dreams of coming of age in this great, big city. 

Village Voice

"Would make you think more sharply about the actual effects of the Orange Narcissist’s prejudices — and the actual people on whom those effects are visited...Zatz and Traber have cunningly structured the piece to be both formally organized and easy-going — just kids on the first day at a new school, going around the room....It holds the enchantment that hearing about any individual’s life can hold. By the end, I loved and admired them all." Full Review

The New York Times

"Generating empathy, defying small-mindedness, this is an inherently political show that arrives at a time of fervently uncivil discourse...Some of the performers have stage experience, but they are playing themselves, and all are unvarnished enough that their charm comes from their everydayness...Skates right up to the line where eat-your-spinach theater begins. This expertly constructed show manages never to cross that divide." Full Review

Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want to think about the migrant experience in a new way, told by amazing teenagers. It's a small, but very efficient production.

Don't see it if Political theater is too much for you right now.

Also I found the whole setup amazing. The fact that the actors have the scr... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you would like to hear firsthand from a wide range of young New Yorkers what their lives are like.

Don't see it if you only want to see a play: these young performers have dramatic stories, but traditional drama is not the form they use to tell them.

Also This is the most encouraging theater piece I have seen in a while -- h... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You like honest stories told by the people who lived them. The 7 actors are all brave and thought-provoking.

Don't see it if You need multiple stimuli at the same time. If Wicked is your type of show, "Generation NYZ" might not be.

Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Everyone should see! You are a human being interested in the trials we face individually and collectively. You care about your neighbors.

Don't see it if Gender identity, racism, bullying, parental abuse/neglect and overcoming adversity are issues that you think are “fake news”.

Also Do. Not. Miss. This.

Relevant, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You want to hear about various problems that teens face with family and society that is very poorly directed and produced, making it difficu

Don't see it if If you want to see a well done production.

Cast & Creatives (13)