Don't Talk About It, SPIT About It

ensemble theatre · loks angeles productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by STEPHANIE STEVENS

June 12, 2015 certified reviewer
tagged as: exciting · relevant · amazing

My overall impression

“Don’t Talk About It, Sp!t About it,” is an exciting piece of original theater that uses the beauty of spoken word poetry to create a narrative about what it means to live in today’s world. More than just theater, it’s a statement about our American culture and the problems we face as humans; spanning poverty, race, sexual orientation, gender and incarceration. This is not entertainment of escape, but quite the opposite. This show hits you with themes that might hit close to home, but also opens your eyes to perspectives you haven’t lived yourself. The direction of Elisa Noemi shows through the heartbeat and rhythm of this play and the players voice their own passions and heartbreak throughout this thoughtful piece. Mixing spoken word, acting, and dance is a tall order but it is pulled off exceptionally well and the choreography of Alana Duvernay hits the mark. It is an interesting art form writer Alex Alpharoh has expanded upon and I would have loved to have seen this play in its earlier forms, just to see how it has transformed. But as it stands today, this play is an amazing window into what it means to be alive in modern day society, EYES WIDE OPEN.

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