A caveat: I was the playwright’s Mentor this year (with no hand in script or production) and Im reviewing as an audience member, not for Gia on the Move.
It’s early days yet for Fringe, but I’ll be shocked if I see more emotionally true moment-to-moment work from an entire ensemble as I did in BABA, JEE. Ayesha Siddiqui’s script is not only incredibly personal, but incredibly honest. The performances by Siddiqui, Chris Tedrow, and Ayman Samman were arguably flawless. Real people were inhabiting that small space in the Stephanie Feury.
The direction and staging was deftly handled by Matthew Martin, each moment well-crafted and the choices all clear and engaging.