KEENA: UNBRANDED The Solo Experience

solo performance · lynchhurt productions & rock my soul productions · Ages 18+ · United States

one person show
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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 25, 2013
Keena is undoubtedly talented. She is a beautiful dancer and a passionate actor. That said, the material in the show felt like anecdotes strung together haphazardly. This lack attention to story or at least unifying theme of the piece left me feeling confused about why she was doing and saying what she was doing and saying (other than as a showcase). It really did a disservice to some of the more serious parts of the show. For example, (spoiler alert) she shared her obviously excruciating pain of losing a loved one, but as an audience it was the first we'd heard of this person. A little work with a dramaturg would have lifted this show from uneven and allowed the audience to go with her on a journey.... full review
BILLOAH GREENE certified reviewer June 25, 2013
'Keena: Unbranded (The Solo Experience)' was truly a great piece of art! This is a show I'd recommend anyone to see and would happily see again. Keena brought over 10 amazingly distinctive characters to life (male and female) right before our eyes, without one change of costume, baring her soul in a captivating story that expertly weaved together the essence of who she is. With great acting and immense physicality, Keena took us on a journey thru sexual experiences, Laker Girl try-outs, the death of a family member, the Hollywood shuffle, abortion and much more. She punctuated her piece with expressive moments of interpretive dance, which she executed with trained skill and grace. After we'd laughed, sighed, shook our heads and cried, the pi... full review
JAZMIN BELL certified reviewer June 11, 2013
Keena: Unbranded The Solo Experience was an excellent show, definitely a must see! It will make you laugh and it may even make you cry. Keena is truly gifted and this is a great opportunity to see her display her talent. Check it out! ... full review
KIRK BOVILL certified reviewer June 15, 2013
Keena Ferguson bares her soul to the audience in this powerful self-bio that is both entertaining and moving at the same time. She takes on everything from childhood memories to the struggles of an actor in Hollywood to deeply personal experiences that have collectively formed and defined who she truly is, an original. Collectively, the various segments are woven together with emotional dance pieces. Sometimes, the most powerful way to convey emotion is to say nothing. Keena's dance movements speak volumes. Joy, pain, anger and pleasure fly across the stage in these expressive physical moments. I'm a tough critic, but will point out when someone or something rises to the challenge and moves me. To that end, I'd recommend folks find the t... full review
RODNEY HOBBS certified reviewer June 19, 2013
Personal stories of inspiration and humor touched, moved, & inspired me with their authenticity & poignancy, and were broken up by creative dance sequences with clever staging. Keena is a superb actress and dancer, and is never boring to watch. Very impressive show. ... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 25, 2013
This show has been on my to-do list since the beginning of Fringe. When I met writer/performer/dancer Keena Ferguson, I was simply taken in by her beauty, her humor and her personality, and knew I had to see this show. Keena is a force to be reckoned with, as she took us on an incredible journey through the art of music, dance, poetry and storytelling, to arrive at a critical juncture where reality finally meets up with understanding. ... full review
RUSSELL SAMS certified reviewer June 24, 2013
I have seen 10 shows at the Fringe so far and this show is my favorite. Keena goes for it in her one woman show. Truthful, inspiring, universal, and liberating. I am thankful not only that I got to see the show, but more so that this young woman shared a part of herself on that stage.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 25, 2013
Tale after tale of life gone wrong, strung together by no common thread. The performer spent very little time in her own point of view and didn't reveal much about her own flaws, weaknesses or deepest desires. She focused instead on the bad people and external circumstances around her, making it difficult for me to relate and connect with her. Talented woman, but not my thing.... full review
KEATON TALMADGE certified reviewer June 26, 2013
I laughed. I cried. I was let IN. Thank you Keena for sharing the little snippets of your life that have created the wonderful, strong YOU. Go see it!! ... full review
TEZZ YANCEY certified reviewer June 26, 2013
Oh the absolute necessity of ART!! ART SAVES LIVES! This is a fact. Shows like KEENA:UNBRANDED reaffirms this. Powerfully personal. Uplifting & inspiring in it's bravery! Hilariously truthful!...(huh, kinda like real life...imagine that;) kudos to you Keena for boldly & unapologetically telling part of your story. And major props to the brilliant direction of Tanya Alexander for seamlessly & brilliantly guiding us on this journey. Wow! The lighting, the musician. Do not miss this show!... full review