A(partment 8)

immersive theatre · abc project · Ages 21+ · United States of America

includes nudity
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BENNY LUMPKINS certified reviewer June 10, 2016
Phew, now that I got through that, I said this before, (A)apartment 8 is the must-see event of HFF16. ... full review
MADELINE ROSENSTEIN certified reviewer June 11, 2016
For most shows, if you leave half way through it would be deemed a Skip it. But, if after 5-8 minutes you find yourself pondering a slew of things, not limited to: relationships and what situations can bring a person to do something unmentionable; all while being captivated by a performer - it would be deemed a #SeeItLA. For "A(partment 8)", I am going to go with the latter. When you walk up there is something Shamanistic about the woman (Annie Lesser, writer and director) who will help you with your transition into someone else’s skin. She vaguely outlines your journey as she hands you a cup of tea. It is your choice to drink it, it is your choice to do another step, and it is your choice to be there - at this point, since you have made ... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY the tvolution certified reviewer June 11, 2016
(A)PARTMENT 8 One thing I appreciated about (A)partment 8 is that it was indeed the fringiest of the Fringe. Annie Lesser takes the concept of the solo show to a fuller plane by joining a single performer with a single audience member. Here we have a performance that cannot be judged “good” or “bad”, but only if it worked or didn’t for the individual audience member who experiences (A)partment 8, and within the construct of the piece to have a participant run screaming from the site could be judged as having worked. And I can see the work being disturbing for some and perplexing for others. This type of radical effort, this pushing of the boundaries, is what the concept of a “Fringe” festival was intended to offer as an outlet, to ... full review
ROWAN HALL certified reviewer June 15, 2016
This is a 2016 Fringe must see.... full review
ANNA MAVROMATI certified reviewer June 16, 2016
An interesting piece of performance art that plays off of intimacy very well. I loved the one-on-one time here, appreciated the dark tone and themes, and the writing and performing is great. Ten minutes is so fleeting! But it was definitely an engaging ten minutes.... full review
ESTHER MIRA certified reviewer June 16, 2016
I am still processing the experience that I had during A(Partment 8) even though I saw it on June 12th. Talk about a mind f**k. This show IS Fringe. It is fascinating, unsettling, visceral, thought-provoking, brilliant. You will not experience anything like this anywhere else. I honestly don't know what else to say expect that Annie Lesser is an artistic genius and I cannot wait to see what she comes up with next. ... full review
ERIK BLAIR certified reviewer June 06, 2016
I'm going to try and give a more normal review here. But fair warning--this experience lends itself to repeated thinking and alternative ideas. If you have ever been involved in truly immersive theater or been to an escape room, you have SOME idea of what you might experience here. SOME idea. Now envision an immersive theater or an escape room where you are the only audience member, the only person in the room. Can you envision this in your head? Now remove the entire idea of it being an "escape room". Or of it being "immersive theater". It's simply a room. Or rather, an apartment. The experience is called Apartment 8, after all. One should imagine it might be about an Apartment 8 without that being much of a spoiler. This is an... full review
DAVID REYNOLDS certified reviewer June 26, 2016
I mean....give me a break. This was the best part of fringe and it sucks. It sucks so much for one reason only. Only 95 get to see something so amazing, so intense, so personal and so spellbinding. Love this y'all. ... full review
DAVID BICKFORD certified reviewer June 06, 2017
tagged as: Brilliant!
In six years of pretty intense "Fringing" I've seen a LOT of shows. This is my favorite. Amazing concept and extraordinary performance. See this show. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 19, 2017
Incredible show. Though I highly, highly recommend going into it cold and just trusting it, I went in with a basic sketch of what was going to happen from reading a somewhat spoiler-y review. Because of that, I thought I'd be prepared and approach it from an analytical perspective - but no, that was impossible, I was shocked how deeply it hit me. My nerves made my heart pound in my ears and body so hard that a lot of the 10 minutes went by in an adrenaline blur; I'd love to do it again and really force myself to concentrate (maybe with a beta blocker this time). ... full review