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Diversity Auditions

ensemble theatre · lgbtqq artists and allies · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America

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MARY CALLAWAY June 17, 2015
tagged as: diversity · comedy · storytelling
This show features brave performers fearlessly sharing their personal and intimate instances experiences of discrimination, homophobia and racism. A highlight of the show is the singing of one the performers. I enjoyed the humor mixed with the realistic portrait of the "contestants".... full review
LESLIE HAGEN certified reviewer June 21, 2015
This show is amazing! We were deeply moved by the actors vulnerable and sensitive presentation of their lives. The show is a wonderful examination of the struggles of being human. I would recommend everyone check out the show. The actors were brave, strong and very funny in revealing the struggles that they have beautifully and bravely overcome. Bravo! Very talented cast! We enjoyed it immensely! ... full review
CARLOS GODOY June 20, 2015
A cast of performers 'audition' their first hand life experiences as LGBT actors/comics/singers of color in the hopes of being discovered for their big break. What the audience discovers apart from the casts amazing talent, is how beautiful and strong the beauty of being different makes us. I laughed. I cried. I pee'd my pants. Go see it!... full review
MAUREEN GARCIA certified reviewer June 23, 2015
tagged as: monologue · comedy · queer · lgbt · POC · Storytellers
Wasn't quite sure what to expect.....Are we going to have to listen to these people tell their stories and then vote for who is the most diverse? Ok, that's a tall order but I can give it a shot. Everyone's stories were great, funny, moving, and definitely relatable! And although most of the stories involve heartbreak of all levels and struggle, you get to see what a resilient and triumphant crowd they are. Then I panicked. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO DECIDE WHO TO VOTE FOR?! No voting afterall. Whew! They all win, in my opinion. Go see this, if you know what's good for the soul! ... full review
DANIEL JOHNSON certified reviewer June 23, 2015
The Hollywood Fringe website describes Diversity Auditions as a narrative about a diversity competition in which “winners obtain an agent, a spot on a reality show, pay and the chance to continue their dreams…. The Diversity Auditions get messy when someone asks the question, ‘What is diversity?’” It’s a fascinating concept. It’s also a complete misrepresentation of the show. Instead, Diversity Auditions is actually a collection of unfocused autobiographical monologues by 8 queer comics whose unpolished delivery gives the impression one is attending an early rehearsal, not a final product. On the whole the material is undeveloped – intermittently compelling, unsatisfyingly stuck between stand up and storytelling. The sets are not fu... full review
NGOZI MESSAM certified reviewer June 30, 2015
Timely talented cast share personal and LGBT themes. Jyvonne is a vocal treat.... full review
LIZ SCHAEFFER June 16, 2015
Go see it! Great Ensemble. Very poignant stories. Funny, I laughed a lot, and rings true to the core when you speak of diversity. Thought provoking. This one is worth it!... full review

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