The Magic School Bus: A Traumedy

solo performance · bonnie joy sludikoff · Ages 14+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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ASHLEY HUYGE certified reviewer June 17, 2017
tagged as: Traumedy · comedy
The Magic School Bus: A Traumedy was just wonderful! It's playful, serious and interactive! Overall it was a very creative and approachable way for Bonnie to use theatre to address some potential tough topics in a way that felt safe, smart and fun.... full review
LISA AGUAYO certified reviewer June 18, 2017
Bonnie is a brave and talented performer who tells her story of a serious subject in a light and funny way. Going on the Magic School Bus ride was enlightening and entertaining and gives you a peek into her world. I laughed at the funny moments and when Bonnie showed her vulnerability, I cried and wiped away tears. Overall I thought it was a great show.... full review
MATT FOWLER certified reviewer June 22, 2017
tagged as: funny · dark · important · real · emotional · riviting
This show was a heartfelt, comedic, and gutwrenching rollercoaster from start to finish. Bonnie and the director did a fantastic job of capturing the magic school bus feeling while at the same time diving deep into some very dark and real issues. The comedy came at just right moments and also Bonnie sings some AMAZING solo numbers. Bravo all around!... full review
VERONICA VASQUEZ certified reviewer June 24, 2017
Magic is a great show.... full review
ELIAS RUBIN certified reviewer June 24, 2017
tagged as: magic school bus · honest · funny · Wonderful
Bonnie has created a show that is honest, raw, funny, and heartwarming. She has a terrific understanding of storytelling, and utilizes humor with a very serious topic. Her way with words is poetic, and relatable at the same time. And the use of music... wonderful. I look forward to seeing where she goes from here!... full review
SONIA JACKSON certified reviewer June 23, 2017
An absolutely creative, fun, energetic and charming show! It reminded me that I used to watch Miss Frizzle and the Magic Bus and and was just as entertaining, fun and educational. Yes, as an adult. I loved it. Bonnie engages the audience with witty dialogue and a compelling story of having survived sexual violence that’s enjoyable, potent, raw and honest. Her story and the continuing healing process that she allows herself shows her strength, openness and heart. Recognizing the effect trauma on the body, the story lets the body tell how pain can get stored and the need for release.... full review
SHERRIE ROBERTSON certified reviewer June 26, 2017
It was a really fun and exciting show. I appreciated Bonnie's humorist approach to such a dark subject. Her ability to find levity in such a tragic topic is just a testament to her talent and to create a safe space for the audience to be able to laugh through the pain so to speak was remarkable. ... full review
HEATHER KELLER certified reviewer June 27, 2017
tagged as: trauma · comedy · singing · unique
Bonnie is one talented artists. She sings, writes, acts with such amazing artistry. I love her unique voice and way of telling an emotionally difficult story through a fun school bus ride inside her own body. How brilliant is that?!?!?! I loved the audience participation aspects of the show too. I'm in awe of her skills. I also find Bonnie's honesty beautiful in her very intimate moments of telling us the trauma's that have molded her. She is a very charming actress and storyteller. ... full review
JON JACOBS certified reviewer June 27, 2017
Bonnie's show was a truthful journey through her trauma as a young girl. My favorite moments in solo theatre are when the performer lowers their mask and becomes completely vulnerable. Bonnie did this several times throughout her show and you're truly in the presence of her pain. All the while, Bonnie takes the audience on a whimsical and playful journey through her body, which was a truly creative and clever way to navigate the "traumedy." The ending (which I won't give away!) was touching and left you feeling like you want to hug Bonnie and tell her, "it'll all be OK." In so doing, you begin to understand that your life will also be OK! ... full review
STACIA ROYBAL and certified reviewer June 10, 2017
Fun experience and very entertaining for such a small theatre space.... full review