What I Want To Say To You

dance & physical theatre · enfyrian images · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America

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ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 01, 2018
I’ve never seen sexual assault depicted so spot on. Hauntingly magnificent. ... full review
JEREMY EBENSTEIN uncertified reviewer June 14, 2018
A powerful (unfortunately) true tale, told in deeply emotional song & dance. Symbolic yet intensely direct.... full review
DEBRIANNA MANSINI certified reviewer June 08, 2018
Beautiful -powerful- intense - thank you for the heartfelt performance about a very difficult subject. it is still resonating hours later. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 05, 2018
This was a very powerful show that took me on an emotional journey I could never have expected. The different stages of the aftermath of rape are so intensely explored and expressed, I was left speechless. Masterful writing, acting and overall communication. An experience which is naturally impossible to relate to if one has never gone through it, finds in this show a truthful illustration, which I don’t believe has been achieved by many.... full review
NATHAN BOEHME certified reviewer June 06, 2018
This show was a powerhouse of raw emotion & talent, wrapped in an incredibly intimate & honest package.... full review
BLAKE BERLIN certified reviewer June 15, 2018
The simplicity of the stage and the heartbreaking realism of what was portrayed had me feeling like I was somehow in on the heinous act and made me sick to my stomach. Em Hoggett gives us a performance that reminds anyone viewing it that the human condition is endlessly fascinating and just how important speaking up is.... full review
CYANNE MCCLAIRIAN certified reviewer June 15, 2018
Just. WOW!!! Haunting. Heartbreaking. And sooooo very powerful in its truth & simplicity.... full review
BETSY FERGUSON uncertified reviewer June 16, 2018
tagged as: Brave · relevant · honest · Haunting · powerful
An incredible piece of art from actress/vocalist/songwriter Em Hoggett. “What I Want to Say to You “ features Em’s haunting songs from her upcoming LP with choreography chronicling the emotional and psychological pain after sexual assault. The song about thinking things will never get better also resonates for those who struggle with depression: the pain is so deep and seemingly incurable that, like Robin Williams, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, you do the only thing you think will stop it. Thank you for bravely sharing your experience through your art, Em, and showing strength. I know your music and your stage work willl help others.... full review
LAURA GRIMALDI uncertified reviewer June 17, 2018
Deeply moving performance completely conveyed without dialogue. Amazing and powerful performance by both performers.... full review
SARAH MANN certified reviewer June 18, 2018
What I Want to Say to You is a unique take on one woman's experience with sexual assault. I found it interesting that Em - a singer/songwriter - chose to use her music as the soundtrack to an emotionally charged dance piece, rather than create a musical out of it. As a dancer, I appreciated this because I felt that she was able to physically dive into the emotion of it and let it take over, in a way that she might not be able to if she was required to sing. WIWTSTY is a beautifully haunting piece that strikes deep into the gut and stays with you long after you leave the theatre.... full review