ensemble theatre · cluster b · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 07, 2018
tagged as: intense · painful
I loved NEGATIVE SPACES. The play was intense, complex and beautifully acted. ... full review
MATTHEW ROBINSON certified reviewer June 11, 2018
A well written and acted show that delves into uncomfortable topics with an honesty and genuine attitude that creates a theatre experience worth seeing. ... full review
SAMANTHA SHADA certified reviewer June 12, 2018
A heartfelt look at a relationship formed through trauma and loss, one that regardless of how much the participants want to make it work, will never overcome the insurmountable nature of death.... full review
RICHARD LUCAS certified reviewer June 16, 2018
There’s a moment during an argument between Lily and Adam, the couple around which the play is written, when Adam insists on finally using the word “miscarriage.” It’s hurtful because that matter-of-fact term doesn’t suffice for the impact the experience inflicts on expectant mothers and partners dealing with the loss. Our language has failed us here. And it is that negative space that playwright Melanie Holmes wants to fill - if there isn’t a word yet, then maybe there’s a conversation. Bravo to her for creating this piece of vulnerable drama that sheds light on what so many women and couples suffer in silence, and, as in her play, the struggle can stretch to rip at the seams of everything. Great performances keep things moving while hittin... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 20, 2018
Holmes touches on fears and insecurities that have not received great attention, to the best of my knowledge, on stage or film. And the sincerity she reveals in the grief of her characters shows an awareness of the suffering they’re undergoing.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 23, 2018
Heartbreaking, honest, close to the chest portrayal of love, modern blended families and persistence of love.... full review
MATT MORILLO certified reviewer July 02, 2018
Wonderful show. Funny, touching but mostly heartbreaking. The cast is superb. Melanie Holmes just kills it! I recommend. ... full review
ALLY HOLMES certified reviewer August 07, 2018
Absolutely loved it! It kept my attention the entire way through! The actors were exceptional! Great writing and execution.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 03, 2018
I found this play to be offensively bad. My first thought was that the playwright hates women, so it was a shock to look at this page and see that it was written by the woman who plays the lead. I didn't find a single redeeming element in the show.... full review