Diversity Auditions

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

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Review by DANIEL JOHNSON

June 23, 2015 original article

My overall impression

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 funny enough to be the former, too meandering and incoherent to be the latter.

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