It's Just My Life

ensemble theatre · it's just my life productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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MEGAN FORD-MILLER certified reviewer June 05, 2018
Surreal, brave, and touching. These women though there stories are all different have one thing in common bravery. It takes a lot to tell such personal experiences to strangers. All of the women came across genuine and not over rehearsed. Very moving performances I could have stayed and heard more.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 05, 2018
The title and producer’s synopsis of “It’s Just My Life” makes it sound like a total snooze-fest. Happily it turns out to be the very opposite. Eight women (the lineup changes at each performance) have turned their real-life challenges and crises into stories of hope and courage. The results are humorous, surprising, poignant, but never tragic. These women are survivors, and their stories are illuminating and often exhilarating. All that being said, the production may have benefited from more attention to the lifeless staging. Also the director could have improved the rhythm and pace – perhaps by cutting back and forth between monologues. Even so, there is great power in the simplicity of this production. We see eight distinctiv... full review
STACY DYMALSKI certified reviewer June 09, 2018
The authenticity of these stories touched my heart deeply. All of these women storytellers relate to the audience in their own way, and each bears her soul to a roomful of riveted viewers.... full review
BILL BERRY certified reviewer June 09, 2018
A intimate night of stories about womanhood. The stories went from humorous to heartbreaking and back again ending just right on an upbeat note. Director Kathleen Rubin curated a compelling, evenly weighted evening of heartfelt stories by the women who lived them. With a different collection of storytellers for each performance, I look forward to seeing it again. Great concept and execution. A thoroughly enjoyable evening of theatre.... full review
ANNIE C. WRIGHT certified reviewer June 12, 2018
I'm grateful they gave out tissues before the show started! ... full review
JULIA NEWTON certified reviewer June 17, 2018
What struck me most was the authenticity of each of these women. Their stories were so personal, yet universal. You really wanted to sit down over a cup of coffee with each one of them and learn more. Thoughtful directing by Kathy Rubin. She allowed the stories of each of these women -- including her own -- to shine. Excellent show. Really well done.... full review
FIROUZEH AFSHARNIA certified reviewer June 17, 2018
The show was amazing! The women with their extraordinary stories will stay with me for a long time. I felt like going up to each and every one and giving them a big hug afterwards. Thank you ! ... full review
JOHN FRANCIS SMITH certified reviewer June 18, 2018
tagged as: strong · powerful · Engaging
The show description is exactly accurate, a powerful and deeply moving collection of personal stories told by strong women. I was engaged from the moment it started and blown away by each speaker's ability to connect their story with the audience.... full review
SHELLY WILNER certified reviewer July 12, 2018
I was touched not only by the stories each woman told, but also by Kathleen Rubin's concept that we all have a story to tell that can inspire other human beings. "It's Just My Life" gives life to this notion, opening windows for the audience to briefly live other people's realities, feel their emotions, and awaken to the oneness of humanity. The eight women on stage created a tapestry of stories, with underlying themes of connection and love. I was deeply moved, and wondered about the stories of my own life, and what value they hold for myself and others.... full review