The Funny Thing About A Panic Attack

Solo Show · ben kassoy · Ages 12+ · 1hr · United States of America

Content Warning one person show world premiere
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TONY FRANKEL stageadcinema.com certified reviewer June 11, 2024
tagged as: dance · one-man show
I found it to be a very affecting and intimate one-man show, a surprisingly revelatory and introspective dance piece about this young man's history of panic disorder.... full review
CHRISTINA ANTHONY certified reviewer June 10, 2024
tagged as: funny · poetry · dance · emotional · heartwarming
This solo show was unlike any I've seen before! It was heartwarming, electric, and genre-bending. I loved how each poem came alive through movement and dance! Ben is a powerful storyteller who is so in-tune with the audience. You feel taken care of my him and trust his ability to tell his story with confidence and intentionality. ... full review
AARON BROOKS certified reviewer June 10, 2024
Truly one of a kind. Never have I seen a performance that so well balances the roller coaster of being human. With the backdrop of his beautifully written poetry, Ben forces the audience to face the terrors of panic attacks, while simultaneously preparing for our next laugh at the silliness of life. ... full review
LAUREN FEDER certified reviewer June 10, 2024
Extremely moving and emotional show. Hilarious and heartbreaking. Ben lights up the stage.... full review
JESSICA KETNER certified reviewer June 10, 2024
tagged as: Engaging · funny · tense · emotional · vulnerable
Ben is a magnetic performer. In this show he is deep, raw, vulnerable, funny and engaging. This show is a powerful reflection on mental health and really on the experience of being human. I highly recommend checking it out!... full review
DEBBIE BOLSKY certified reviewer June 09, 2024
This beautiful show pulled me in completely and made me feel what Ben was going through. As uncomfortable as that was at times it was real and it moved me. Of course he balances that out with humor and dancing to show his joy as well. Ben is a very genuine and creative writer/performer. This well rounded show is funny, sad, and panicked, just like life.... full review
BRENDA WONG certified reviewer June 09, 2024
Being a sufferer of panic attacks myself, this show felt very real, honest, brave, and validating to me. Ben Kassoy moved between joy and terror easily, acting out his poetry with energetic dance moves.... full review
TRANG NGUYEN certified reviewer June 09, 2024
tagged as: Authentic · sweet · funny · theatre · poetry · dance · Comedy
Ben is an amazing performer who commands space with his voice, movement, authenticity, and brilliant, funny, and imaginative writing. This show is like warm hand-holding that takes you through the different colors of your inner world and encourages you to face your darkest moments and walk through them.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2024
tagged as: pancakes · dance · poetry · Panic
You are not ready to dive this deep. Ben Kassoy finds the panic in life. As you follow the show, Kassoy modulates through joy, and crushes you with face first energy like the onset of his own panic. Every turn is like oncoming traffic, and as satisfying as running a red light. If you’ve never felt uncomfortable, now is your chance to taste it in glorious poetry.... full review